Haystack Home Inspections

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3 - 1017 W 7th Ave Vancouver BC V6H1B2
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Sean Lefaivre from North Vancouver
Sean Lefaivre from North Vancouver
1 review North Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

As someone in the home building field with a strong knowledge of construction, I can say without a doubt that Chris and his team at Haystack Home Inspection are second to none. I have hired them for two home inspections in the last two years and on both occasions have been extremely impressed with their prompt and friendly service as well as their attention to detail. I would highly recommend Haystack for your next home inspection.

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Hi Sean, Working with you has been my pleasure. I love the instant feedback and understanding working with contractors brings to a home inspection. The fact that you brought in all your sub-trades after the general inspection and they confirmed my findings is rewarding. There’s nothing like having experts within individual construction fields telling you you’re doing a good job. Next time you need a second opinion I’m all game. Sincerely, Chris

Dragan from Richmond
Dragan from Richmond
1 review Richmond, BC
10/10

TOWNHOUSE

We were very fortunate to have Chris as our home inspector. . Chris was very patient and explained everything to us . He did a thorough inspection even though we called him out last minute to make a appointment. He emailed us a hard copy report the next day as promised and he also gave us a follow up call to answer all the questions we had. On his report he listed each item that requires attention, service or replacement. I was really impressed with the level of service he provided. I will definitely recommend his service to my friends and anyone who's purchasing a property. Thanks a lot Chris!

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Hi Dragan, Every time a client puts their trust in me to help with one of the biggest purchases of their lives I feel fortunate, so thank you. Each new client comes to a home inspection with a different skill set. You actually caught on very quickly to everything that was being explained. Some clients require more time to make sure they understand the magnitude of the issues being explained. It’s important that mountains are mountains and mole hills remain mole hills. Sincerely, Chris

D.W. from Vancouver
D.W. from Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Chris was thorough and professional. He spent about 3 hours on site and his report was extensive. He pointed out strengths and weaknesses of the unit and building, and took the time to explain technical issues I wasn't familiar with and give an indication of how other similar buildings compared. Customer service was excellent: the report was easy to follow, he was easy to get in touch with, was willing to schedule short notice, showed up and communicated when he said he would, called to follow up, promptly returned calls, and spent time answering my questions after I received the report. He actively asked for feedback, and seemed very interested in doing the best job possible. He was also honest about the limitations of a home inspection. For example, although he tested all the appliances and they were functioning at the time of the inspection, they are all old, and he expects that they won't last much longer. Overall I felt that I could trust Chris for an informed and balanced report. I would definitely hire Haystack Home Inspections again.

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DW, Thanks for such a thorough and concise review. Exceeding your expectations of a home inspection is my goal it is so nice to receive the same in return. I hope you are very happy in your new place and good luck with the renovations. Sincerely, Chris

Kelly from Vancouver
Kelly from Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

We hired Chris on the recommendation of a friend and were happy with his level of service from the first phone call until the the last follow up.
He accomodated our tight schedule to complete the inspection prior to putting in an offer, and this proved to give us the upper hand in securing the sale.
When we arrived the day of the inspection Chris was already onsite and took time immediately to walk us through the process and answer any questions we may have at that time. We found him to be very thorough in both his verbal and written reports. The written report is well laid out and we appreciated the photos and detail in which he noted everything. We will be using this report as the foundation of our 'to-do' lists when we move in!
We would highly recommend Chris without reservation.

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Hello Kelly, I am glad to hear that our presence on-site aided you in getting the property. The fact you are happy with the level of service and detail provided is nice to hear. Taking that bit of extra time on-site and writing well laid out detailed reports to increase your understanding is ultimately worth it in the end. Satisfying your needs propels the process. I highly recommend using the report as a foundation for a maintenance strategy for your home. I wish you all the best with your heritage property and call with any questions. Sincerely, Chris.

Alana from Maple Ridge
Alana from Maple Ridge
1 review Mission, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Since my husband is a drywall contractor/framer and pretty handy guy we considered doing the inspection of our new home ourselves. I am very glad we chose Haystack! We were very pleased with Chis' level of knowledge and expertise. He spent hours going over every inch of the home we wanted to purchase and saw several things I know we would have missed. He really cares about his business and his clients. The report was clear and he prioritized the things that required immediate attention. I would highly recommend him!

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Alana, Thanks for the feedback. I am glad you and your husband are satisfied. It means a lot when a contractor says I did a good job because they usually have a better frame of reference for what is a truly good job and what is just looking at everything. I know you two have lots of help when it comes to your renovations going forward however if any questions come up by all means give me a call. Sincerely, Chris

Tammy Trinh from Vancouver
Tammy Trinh from Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Condo Inspection

I had a condo that I needed an inspection for a very quick subject removal. Despite schedule changes Chris was very accommodating. His reports are detailed and easy to read and understand. He's super personable and always willing to answer any questions and has helpful hints for maintanence. Even the real estate agent seemed impressed.
I would definitely call him again if I ever need a home inspection.

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Thanks Tammy, I'm glad you found the written report to your satisfaction. The balance of detail and ease of understanding is important to most home buyer's so I work hard to get that right. By the way thanks for introduction to your agent one of her client's has already booked a heritage property inspection with me. If you need any more helpful hints going forward by all means give me a call. Sincerely, Chris

Adam Fritz from Vancouver
Adam Fritz from Vancouver
1 review University Endowment Area, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Haystack Home Inspections did a fantastic job on our home inspection. Chris identified a number of issues with the condo we liked, and we were able to negotiate the repair of many of the issues into our purchase agreement. Since we purchased the condo, he has also assisted me with a few projects around the house, free of charge.

I can't recommend Haystack Home Inspections any more highly!

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Thanks Adam, I am glad to give a hand where I can. That is the reason I got into this industry to begin with. Sharing my common sense with people that have a different skill-set is very rewarding. Most often my assistance after an inspection comes via telephone advice however on occasions I do make house calls. You just happen to have a house doctor within walking distance. Give me a call if anything else comes up. Sincerely, Chris

D. Wing from Burnaby
D. Wing from Burnaby
1 review ,
10/10

Home inspection

I am very glad I selected Haystack Home Inspections for my home purchase. I had been particularly nervous about choosing a home inspector as I was buying a suite in a completely renovated heritage house. But I didn't need to worry at all. Chris didn't just show up for the inspection. He took the time to thoroughly research my property beforehand, giving me information that I wasn't even able to find! On the day of the inspection, Chris efficiently conducted the inspection, reviewed it with us, and then gave us a very detailed report. With all the information he provided (both before and at the inspection), we really understood what we were buying - which made me feel much more comfortable about our making our purchase. I highly recommend Haystack Home Inspections for their solid expertise and excellent service!

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D. Wing, Thanks for posting your experience dealing with Haystack Home Inspections. We try our best to satisfy our customers even going above and beyond at times. Your property has such an interesting history researching it was was our pleasure. Sincerely, Chris

Jacqueline from Vancouver
Jacqueline from Vancouver
2 reviews Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection for Heritage House

We are first time home buyer and Chris was patient and willingly to explain the findings as he went about his inspection process with us. He showed great experience with this line of work and we highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good thorough home inspection. Chris also followed up with us a few days after the inspection to make sure if we have any questions regarding his report.

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Jacqueline I enjoyed working with you. As first time home buyers attending the inspection can help alleviate some of stress you feel about purchasing. Communication is key. It's one thing to read a description in a report and see an image but quite another to be able to see it in person and immediately ask any questions you may have. It also allows me to see the expression on your face and know when I have to explain something further or quell fears over something minor for example. I hope you guys are really happy in your cute little starter home. I am always here to answer any questions you may have going forward. Sincerely, Chris.

Frank from Steveston
Frank from Steveston
1 review Richmond, BC
10/10

Home inspection

We hired Chris to do inspection on our house. We were very impressed with his professional, thorough, and Friendly service.
His final report was very detailed and pointed out every minor and major issues especially plumbing and roof issues.
He went over his report pointing out immediate concern. Even after the inspection Chris followed-up with us and offered his expertise should needed.

We would definitely recommend his services

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Hi Frank, It's nice to hear from you, thanks for taking the time. Many people stick their inspection reports away after they purchase their home. It is good to hear you are using it to determine the maintenance needs of your home and working through them. Take care and I hope you and your family are happy in your new home. Sincerely, Chris

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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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