Of course he's a Certified and Insured Inspector (#Nachi17092306) and for more than 30 years John has been in and all around the Construction and Real Estate Industries. If you’d like to see a list of all the different hats he’s worn, you can find it at the bottom of the page.
What does this mean for you?
In a word, perspective. Because he’s seen the industry through so many sets of eyes, not only does he know what to look for, he knows how to give you the real world knowledge you’ll need to make an informed decision.
Every house, no matter how new or well kept, has at least a few things that need to be fixed. While a list of the problems found is probably what you’re looking for, knowing how to prioritize what should be done now and what can wait, is helpful when you’re in the middle of a negotiation.
John also likes his camera, a lot. In other words, he takes lots of pictures of everything you need to know about, and then some. You can rest easy knowing he's going deep into all the nooks and crannies of your new home. He'll also take the time to let you know how your new home compares to other, similar homes. He'll tell you what needs attention right away as well as the good parts so you'll get a complete and balanced picture.
Want to be sure you’re making the right decision?
Well so does John, so he’ll give you a full set of warranties that will get you comfortably moved in… And he’s so sure he’ll find the big issues, if you move in and find a problem he didn’t, you’ve got the “We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guarantee”.
John’s collection of “Hats”:
Real Estate Sales was his first industry job. He was pretty young and looked even younger… but that’s another story.
Basement and foundation waterproofing: Here he learned that just because a house is up on a hill, doesn’t mean the basement’s gonna be dry.
Residential Real Estate Appraiser: Long before the internet was even a thing, his boss told him he had to know what he was looking at. So, he spent weekends working for a contractor to learn exactly what was behind those walls.
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser: From valuing mom & pop shops to mid-rise medical office buildings, and everything in between, meant John had to spend more than a few weekends learning what made commercial buildings so different from his own home.
Commercial Construction Consulting for building exteriors: Since 80% of problems come from water getting in places it didn’t belong, he actually had to learn to “think like water”.
Real Estate Investment and property management: Fixing stuff, hiring contractors to fix stuff, listening to tenants, fixing more stuff, you name it.
General Construction: This one speaks for itself.
Home Inspection: John’s inspected well over 1,000 homes, which means crawling through a lot of attics and crawl spaces so his clients didn’t have to.