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Top 10 House Inspectors near Antioch, CA

Top Pro
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"First time using Thumbtack. Really pleased with Sean's response time and professionalism. Took his time with the property inspection and very through. I definitely will recommend Sean to others."
$300
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4.8
from 12 reviews
4.8
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Very thorough job and very pleasant.. The report was easy to understand and covered everything.. I would recommend mr. Evans to anyone looking for a home inspector."
$300
estimated cost
4.4
from 21 reviews
4.4
(21)
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Despite such a short notice, Stephen and Barbara made it possible to complete the inspections of our two properties in San Jose. They went above and beyond my expectation and I could not be happier. They are efficient, professional and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality home inspector."
$325
estimated cost
4.5
from 166 reviews
4.5
(166)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
"Ricardo was perfect. I needed several odd jobs done around the house. Ricardo showed up exactly when he said he would, had all the right tools, and delivered exactly what I asked for. He stuck with it until the job was 100% done to my satisfaction. I plan to hire him again any time I need a handyman."
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"CJ did a home inspection on a few listings of mine. He is very knowledgeable and helpful through the process. I appreciate his flexibility with scheduling and detailed reports. My clients feel much more confident and prepared going to market after working with CJ. He is one of the only inspectors I’ve worked with that will take the time to explain his findings, provide recommendations based on the clients goals, as well as offering estimates for some repairs. CJ is my go to property inspector for all my clients!"
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Top Pro
4.8
from 26 reviews
4.8
(26)
  • 16 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
"I am a Referring Realtor and clients respond to Monty's easy way and confidence in his job. I consider him an expert in home inspections and project consulting and he is very thorough and thoughtful in his position. -Scott "
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5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Rick was very personable and professional. He is very knowledgeable and has a wide skill set from general handyman repairs to electrical/lighting work. He has great home improvement ideas and gave me free advice on several projects around the house to increase safety and insulation. He went the extra mile with helping me pick up furniture from a store. He is fair with his pricing and didn't charge me for time, if something was not fixable or needed a different part. I hope to retain him as a handyman for all my home repair and improvement needs."
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4.5
from 43 reviews
4.5
(43)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
"Replacing a roof is major project with serious expenses. I recommend anyone considering a similar project to seek out G.T. Roofing. From start to finish G.T. Roofing met and exceeded my expectations. I met with G.T. Roofing just two times to inspect the job site and discuss the details of the work. A few email exchanges later, a written contract was delivered and the project was a go. The whole process was painless. Once the job was scheduled a crew came early on a Saturday morning, tore out the old roof, cut out new attic vents and laid down a new roof system. The new gutters tied the entire roof system to the house and looks like decorative molding. Since the installation in mid -October, my new roof system has already been tested by rain, wind and record temperatures. It performed so much better than my old roof. My roof design is aesthetically perfect and the circulation and moisture inside the house has greatly improved. When the crew first arrived I knew they would be prepared and organized. G.T. Roofing has the knowledge, the means, and the skills to design and complete a project to my specifications. I don’t doubt they can handle even larger residential and commercial projects with the same professional level of execution. If you care about your home, you want a contractor who cares just as much. I am thrilled with the work by G.T. Roofing!"
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4.7
from 16 reviews
4.7
(16)
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"Chris was great, I am a broker and investor and I use inspectors all the time. He was responsive and well priced. It was done on time and report was delivered the same day."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Fantastic! I was really scared of trying sites unknown but I was very happy with Harel's work. Very very professional, patient, thorough and had very detailed information and pictures. Throughout the process (and prior), he explained what he was doing, why and what he was looking for. He would make sure to ask if I had any questions and that I understood what he was telling me. He was very honest about what he did not cover. ie pest, but gave me pictures and information on mouse droppings found... If I ever need another inspection, I'm definitely using him again and highly recommend him. There's a lot he did that I don't have the room for but you won't regret it"
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Q & A

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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

What does a real estate agent do?

Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

  • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
  • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
  • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
  • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
  • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
  • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
  • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

What should you look for in a real estate agent?

When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

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