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How to Find a California Licensed Property Inspector

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Finding a San Diego Property Inspector for Home InspectionsWhen it's time for you to hire a property inspector, be sure to find one who is thorough, who provides a detailed report, and who is certified by CREIA (the California Real Estate Inspection Association) or by another association you deem to be better than or equal to CREIA. You can find a CREIA-certified inspector at the CREIA website: http://www.creia.org/find-an-inspector

Clients often ask me for a reference. I feel it's generally better for the buyer to hire their own inspector without the buyer agent's influence, as that removes a potential conflict of interest. I encourage you to do some research and find an inspector you feel comfortable with. That being said, I'm here to help you (not to make this more difficult than you want it to be), and some of my clients prefer that I provide a referral.  I've learned from experience that some inspectors do a better job than others. Below is a list of inspectors I've personally met at least once who have been hired by one or more of my clients. Legally, I cannot vouch for their future work. What I can tell you is that they've worked for my clients, they did a good job for them, and if I received a complaint I would remove them from the list.

General Property Inspections:

Steve John
All Pro Home Inspections
(619) 283-1123
http://www.allprohi.com/ 

The Real Estate Inspection Company
Each of the inspectors that I've met are well-trained, and they provide a guarantee.
800-232-5180
http://www.sdinspect.com

Aztec Property Inspections
858-245-9329
http://www.aztecpropertyinspections.com/

John Robinson Inspection Group
Each of the inspectors that I've met are well-trained.
619-684-1444
http://home-inspector-san-diego.com/

Buyer's Protection Group
Each of the inspectors that I've met are well-trained.
800-285-3001
https://www.bpgwi.com/local-teams/ca/san-diego-metro-area 

Termite Inspections:

Lighthouse Termite
(619) 825-9401
www.lighthousetermite.com

Bite-Away Pest Control:
(619) 315-1495 - Eric (inspector)

Pool Inspections:

Rick English
English Pool Consulting
619-338-9197
rickenglish@cox.net
www.poolinspections.com

Pipe/Plumbing Inspections:

Bill Hesketh
San Diego Pipe Inspection
(619) 466-7374

Wayne Taylor
Golden West Plumbing
(619) 972-1405 

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Justin Gramm is the founder and principal broker of Globella Buyers Realty, your San Diego Exclusive Buyer Brokerage. He also writes this blog, "For San Diego Home Buyers."

Exclusive Buyer Agents do not list homes for sale and never represent sellers. They have no "inventory" to try to sell you. They can represent you in purchasing any home. They are specialists at representing buyers only on the buyers' side of the transaction. Exclusive Buyer Agents work to get buyers the best price and terms when they buy a home.

If you have excellent credit and plan to buy a home or condo in San Diego County within 90 days, contact Justin Gramm to hire an agent on your side of the transaction. Call Justin at (858) 437-2662 or  E-mail.

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San Diego Exclusive Buyer Broker, Buyer's Agent, Real Estate | DRE License #01855249
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