I'm a potential first-time home buyer and I had a great experience with Haystack Home Inspections. It made me realize that having an inspection brings a lot of peace of mind to the home-buying process. I contacted Chris about a fairly short-notice condo inspection and he was very accommodating.
I thought there wouldn't be much to a condo inspection, but Chris pointed out a lot of things I had never thought to look for. I was present during the inspection and he took the time to answer my (very) numerous questions without ever seeming annoyed or in a rush. He also helped review documents such as strata minutes and depreciation reports that I was provided by the realtor. Chris made recommendations for maintaining the property in the years ahead as well, which I found very helpful.
We live in a housing market that—for most of us—is very difficult to get into. There's so much competition and such large amounts of money involved that it often feels like people will only tell you what you want to hear. It's not that way with Chris; he'll be upfront with you and help you weigh the pros and cons of your potential purchase. I ended up not buying the condo but I will absolutely contact Chris again when I'm ready to make another offer on a property. He's courteous, professional, and very thorough.
- Company Response
Hi Sharleen, "It often feels like people will only tell you what you want to hear" is a very diplomatic way of describing the uglier side of real estate. Anytime a building has two depreciation reports within a year of each other there should be cause for concern. What happened before the reports were release is shocking. Gossip aside the fact that a building may need substantial work is not the issue, the issue making you aware of it and how should it effect the purchase price. When you find a more appropriate place, it will be our pleasure to help you. Sincerely, Chris Thompson