Haystack Home Inspections

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3 - 1017 W 7th Ave Vancouver BC V6H1B2
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Sharleen in New West
Sharleen in New West
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Condo Inspection

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.

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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

Sherry in Vancouver
Sherry in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home inspection

Chris was very knowledgeable. He walked us through the whole house pointing out the good and bad. The inspection took a few hours but time well spent. He also gave us a detailed easy to read report that we still reference.

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Company Response

Thanks Sherry, It is wonderful to hear that you are still using your Maple Ridge home inspection report as a reference. Please call with any questions that may arise. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Anju in Vancouver
Anju in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Service

It was a delight to work with Chris. He was punctual, reasonably priced and honest. I would recommend him to my family and friends. I will definitely be using his services again. Thank you again for your excellent customer service and looking forward to working with you in the near future. Anju Parmar

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Company Response

Hi Anju, Thanks for the feedback on your new duplex and coach house inspection in Vancouver. While no build is perfect, many new builds require small repairs immediately after turn over. The key is to identify the issues early and assure the builder fixed them. I look forward to working with you and your family in the future. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Keith in Vancouver
Keith in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

We had Chris do an inspection prior to our home coming off warranty. Chris was very thorough, even identifying some issues two previous inspections had missed. Excellent service, very professional, recommended.

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Company Response

Thanks Keith, Inspecting for new home warranties is becoming more and more common. While Haystack Home Inspections runs into this kind of situation quite often it is disappointing to find existing issues that two previous inspections missed. Take care and good luck. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Private User
Private User
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

home inspection

Chris is an extremely conscientious home inspector who well deserves his high ratings as he provided a thorough inspection for my home and highlighted current issues and practical remedies for potential future problems. He provided followup email and phone call post-inspection and was easily accessible prior , during and after inspection. He ensured that I was well-informed about my home purchase. I highly recommend him without any reservation.

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Company Response

Hello A, Helping with your Vancouver home inspection was our pleasure and thanks for your feedback. As you get settled if any questions arise please get in touch. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Laurie in Burnaby
Laurie in Burnaby
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Excellent Service

With good real estate being snatched up so quickly I needed to have a townhouse inspected in short order. I called Haystack Home Inspection - referred to me by my realtor- and Chris made it work in the necessary time frame with absolute professionalism! I was alerted to any concerns in priority sequence which helped me to determine any immediate costs or down-the-road costs.
Chris was very pleasant, professional and reasonable so would be highly recommended by me!!

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Company Response

Hi Laurie, It is great to hear you are happy with your agents referral of Haystack Home Inspections. Clients should always check for third party validation of agents' referrals online. There is a lot at stake in this explosive Lower Mainland real estate market and some people take advantage of these circumstances. Thanks for your feedback. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Andrew in Burnaby
Andrew in Burnaby
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Great, detailed inspection

Chris provided a detailed inspection and an easy to read report. Each problem item on the report included a photo and a rating indicating how urgently it should be fixed. He had a good attitude and was flexible on dates.

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Company Response

Hello Andrew, Thanks for the feedback on your Vancouver condominium inspection. It is great to hear our reporting format worked for you. God luck and Happy New Year. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

neil  in New Westminster
neil in New Westminster
1 review New Westminster, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Chris did a fantastic job and provided all the information I needed in a very thorough yet simple report on the issues with the property. Based on his review I, I was able to renegotiate for a lower price on the house.

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Hi Neil, It is great to hear you were able to negotiate a lower purchase price. Thanks for giving Haystack Home Inspections a shout out. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Private User
Private User
1 review New Westminster, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Chris was great, he helped us out in a pinch as the terms of our offer didnt lend much time to an inspection. He was promt, accurate and convenient. We will use him again without a doubt!

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Company Response

Hi J, Glad you found our service prompt, accurate, and convenient. Thanks for using Haystack Home Inspections for your New Westminster home inspection. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Dawn  W in North Vancouver
Dawn W in North Vancouver
1 review North Vancouver, BC
10/10

Character Home purchase

This is the second time we have used Chris for a home inspection. He really delivers. His reports are delivered in a very timely manner, and are very in-depth and easily understood, which in our case, helped with our negotiations. Buying a home is a stressful time at best, and Chris took the time to explain his report to us as well as show us in person, why he was putting certain points in the inspection. Being that our home was close to 100 years old, there were many potential issues that needed a close look. Armed with this valuable knowledge allows any potential home owner to move forward with more confidence in regards to offers, and any future work that may need to be done if the deal is sealed. I would not hesitate to use Chris again or recommend him to anyone who wants a home inspector worth his weight in gold.

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Company Response

Thanks Dawn, Congratulations on getting the largest purchase price reduction Haystack Home Inspections has ever experience after one of our inspections. All old homes need repairs and some require more than others do. Getting a comprehensive home inspection will help you determine where you stand on the maintenance scale. Good luck with your repairs and renovations, get in touch with any of your questions. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

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More about Haystack Home Inspections

The best inspections are performed by passionate inspectors. Buying or maintaining a home or condo can be intimidating. Get the professional guidance you need.

** Flexible workdays help accommodate your schedule.

** Extensive knowledge informs your inspection.

** Exceptional reporting aids your understanding.

** Transparent pricing assures you our best deal.

A genuine concern for your well-being and years of hands-on experience in construction, residential and commercial project management as well as extensive inspection training influence each inspection performed for you.

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CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
PRODUCTS
Pre-sale, Pre-list, Maintenance, and New construction inspection reports & deficiency lists
SERVICES
Residential Inspections: Condominiums, Houses new & old, Town houses, Duplexes, and Mobile homes
BRANDS
Haystack Home Inspections
SPECIALITIES
First-time buyers, Lawyers, Developers, and Tradesmen Strata properties & Heritage Homes
WEBSITE
http://haystackhomeinspections.com/
RETURN POLICY
Ask about our money back guarantee.
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash or Cheque
LICENSES
Consumer Protection BC License No. 54623
MEMBERSHIPS
Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors CAHPI(BC)
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Carson Dunlop Property Inspection Training Program Industrial Design Degree
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT RATE
Variable, call for a quote or check out our website.
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Following CAHPI(BC) Standards of Practice
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