Haystack Home Inspections

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3 - 1017 W 7th Ave Vancouver BC V6H1B2
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Despina in Vancouver
Despina in Vancouver
1 review Delta, BC
10/10

Exceptional home inspector

Chris did an exceptional job on inspecting the home we wished to purchase. He was extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. After completing his inspection, he walked us through identifying all strengths and possible issues, explaining the difference between the major and minor issues. After sending us his report, Chris followed up with a courtesy call a couple days later to see if we had any questions about the report. He went above and beyond our expectations. He was extremely professional and we would definitely recommend him to anyone in search of a trusted home inspector. Thanks again Chris for giving us the confidence to move forward with our home purchase.

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Thanks Despina, That is a great testimonial. I am glad Haystack Home Inspections exceeded you expectations. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Perry
Perry
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

House inspection peace of mind

Haystack Home Inspections
604-734-4700
3 - 1017 W 7th Ave
Vancouver
BC
V6H 1B2
CANADA

Chris was an exceptional, trusted partner in our house buying experience. He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. Before the inspection started he gave us an overview of the types of items he'd be focusing on for a home of our style and ages. Onsite he covered all those areas and more. He left us with a very detailed report with photos and assessments. We felt extremely confident that we knew exactly what we were buying.

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Hi Perry, A trusted partner in your home buying experience is a very nice way of putting your interaction with Haystack Home Inspections. I was also glad your were able to get a price reduction after the home inspection. You must agree it is surprising how many issues big and small there are in a home that is barely 10 years old. Take care and get in touch with any questions. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews North Vancouver, BC
10/10

Amazing attention to detail, with great common sense

Chris did an amazing job, in assessing our 4-year old duplex in North Vancouver. He was prompt, and thorough. He prepared a great report, and walked us through the strengths and limitations of the duplex that he identified. He explained things well, and clearly identified the difference between big and small issues. We would highly recommend his services.

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I am glad you had a great experience and look forward to helping you should you have any questions about your North Vancouver town home in the future. Sincerely Chris Thompson

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

A 1955 Special

Haystack Home Inspections
604-734-4700
3 - 1017 W 7th Ave
Vancouver
BC
V6H 1B2
CANADA

Hi Chris
I just had to charge on-line to give you the best review possible. I went through our new home twice before you were called in for a home inspection. Your two Red Light signals made me hesitate for sure. The first one, i had the seller remedy. The second, i was appreciative of, the after the fact phone call to discuss in depth from many points of view how best to deal with the issue. Your advice was invaluable. Thanks for helping. Alex Andrews

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Hi Alex, Thanks so much, your 10 star review is appreciated. For people that might be reading this review the red lights Alex refers to are significantly costly items or safety issues that were highlighted during his character home inspection. It is great to hear the seller has agreed to fix the first issue and that our follow-up conversations gave you the peace of mind you needed to move forward with the other issue. Good luck in your new to you home. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

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

Home inspection

I would like to say thank you to Chris for providing us a great quick and thorough information about our new place. Highly recomended for your next home inspections. Great work ..

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Hi Mike, Helping with your Surrey town home inspection was my pleasure. I wish you luck in your new home and thanks for sharing your experience through home stars. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

A&J in North Vancouver
A&J in North Vancouver
1 review North Vancouver, BC
10/10

Detached Home Inspection

Chris conducted a thorough inspection of the new home we wished to purchase. As he worked, he took the time to explain the issues he was finding and answered our questions. He noticed a number of things that we would have missed. Even though this was a new home, I’m glad we contracted with Haystack to inspect the house. Chris provided us with an immediate list of deficiencies and sent a full typed report with photos the next morning. The report was very helpful when we met with the developer the next day to review deficiencies.

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Hi A&J, It great to meet the two of you and I am happy to hear your builder is working with you to fix the deficiencies identified during the inspection. Not all builders are created equal. In my experience with new builds, the worse the build, the more likely the builder is to defend their work then fix it. When builders are willing to work with you it usually says speaks to their concern for their clients and the quality of the work they produce. Good luck with your new North Vancouver home. Feel free to get in touch with any of your questions. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Vancouver, BC
10/10

House Inspection

Unlike some of the reviewers here who relied on their realtor's recommendation to hire a home inspection company, I decided this time to find one myself. I have contacted half a dozen inspectors including two I have used in the past. During our initial conversation Chris of Haystack Home Inspections stood out from the rest thanks to his friendly telephone manner, professional knowledge, and readiness to accomodate our time frame and certain specific requirements. On the day of inspection Chris gave me a brief yet comprehensive summary of his most important findings and later the same night sent me a clear detailed report with a lot of pictures taken in the process of inspection to illustrate the text. Unlike the other inspectors I hired in the past, Chris then followed up with me to see if there are any items in his report requiring further clarification or explanation. Haystack's price was not in the lower part of price range among other quotes I received (albeit frankly the prices did not vary too much) , I do not regret spending a little extra money considering a lot of extra value received. Recommend wholeheartedly.

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Thanks for wholeheartedly endorsing Haystack Home Inspections. Sometimes it is challenging to explain why prices differ from one inspector to the next. It is kind of like driving, we have all been through the training, testing, and all have licenses and yet some drives are just better than others. I am glad you felt you received extra value for the price of your inspection. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

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

Upfront and clear about everything on the home inspection

I had an Inspection on an Island and we have some time limitations, he responded and worked within the time we agreed upon, He Didnt mind me shadowing him so I could get a better handle into the changes and the priority of the changes i should make into our new bought property. I do highly recommend him for any home inspection.

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Hi Jose, Thanks for your thoughts. As you know, I am not really a boat person. That said it is a nice change of pace for a ride to an inspection whether it is in sunshine or blowing snow, preferably sunshine. The properties are always interesting. They are a little different from daily city living. Good luck with your venture. I was glad I could help. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Meagan in Surrey
Meagan in Surrey
1 review North Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Chris was recommended to us by our relator. He was able to complete the home inspection within a couple days after we contacted him. We feel like he did a very thorough job and we were very happy with his report, which included photos and detailed descriptions of each item included in his inspection. I especially liked how he included a rating system in his report to give you an idea of which items would require fixing immediately and which ones could be repaired eventually. He has also been very open to follow up questions if needed. Thanks for your help Chris!

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Hi Meagan, Thanks for hiring Haystack Home Inspections and leaving such a nice review. I want to talk briefly about a subject you touched on in your first sentence, realtor recommended inspectors. This is a touchy subject for many people in the real estate and inspection community because of the possibility of conflict of interest. Will the inspector have your best interests at heart or the interests of the referring agent? Frankly it comes down to do you trust your real estate agent. If you do not trust your agents recommendations maybe you should not be working with them to begin with. Experienced realtors have worked in conjunction with numerous inspectors and often make suggestions because of the good or bad experiences of their past clients. Be aware agents should always be passing along a number of inspectors, normally three or more. I would also suggest that you do a little research of your own on the inspectors they recommend and maybe a few more for good measure. Pick the inspector you feel comfortable with, in the end you will likely be living with your decision for quite some time. Thanks again for your thoughts and bringing an important subject to light. Sincerely, Chris Thompson

Kenny Chan in Port Coquitlam
Kenny Chan in Port Coquitlam
1 review Port Coquitlam, BC
10/10

Home inspection

We were referred to Chris by our house agent. Chris was very knowledgeable and professional when inspection the house. There was more detail things that push us back an extra hour and he didn’t charge us extra. We got the detail report back by next day to our email and using that we got a discount on the house we wanted to purchase. We will be referring Chris to our family and friends if anyone need an inspector. Thank you Chris

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Hi Kenny, I look forward to helping your family and friends. It's true sometimes an inspection may take a little longer than expected. This is just part of the job and you will never be expected to pay more for something I failed to plan for. 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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