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"very high-tech and efficient" "..great job of explaining and both are very, very
"I have never
been so impressed by a home inspection agency"
The "A" List
Very nice. They walked through everything in detail and
were very friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend
"Expert, Good Value, High Integrity"
"..champions of the clients' best interest" "two sets
of eyes to examine a home in the smallest detail"
JJ and Suzanne are incredibly knowledgeable and
professional. Both of them did a thorough inspection on the
home we are planning to buy and then took the time to answer all
of our questions on the spot. We left the inspection with a
notebook complete with a summary of the inspection, color photos
and detailed information on everything inspected. The best
part though was their willingness to answer more question several
days after the inspection. They truly offer superior
customer service before, during and after the job is done.
The definition of WITH IT! This company is completely and
utterly on their home inspection game. It is a small company,
owned by a couple that works as a team (JJ and Suzanne). Who does
that and doesn't go crazy?? Anyway..
They came in with walk talkies and thoroughly inspected our house
with the detail of an eagle looking for prey. All the while
talking to us and explaining everything in fantastic detail. At
the end they had printed out pictures of the damages they found,
presented in a binder and had downloaded the info to a website
that explains and offers tips on repair. They also recommended
great follow-up contractors that they had known and worked with
for years in West Seattle.
I have never been so impressed by a home inspection agency. Maybe
I had the bar set low but still you could tell they loved each
other and what they did. Awwww warm and fuzzy home buying fun.
Yong L. Redmond, WA
Home inspectors are like health insurance -- you're tempted to cut
corners here, but you really should spend the money to get it done
because not doing so exposes you to so much risk. After all, a house is
one of the biggest investments you'll make. I was looking for someone
with experience and who was independently minded -- for example, home
inspectors recommended by your real estate agent may have some conflict
of interest, since they're incentivized to please the referring agent,
who themselves have some incentive to get the deal closed.
HIPS fit the bill on both counts. JJ had a couple of decades of
experience as a contractor before becoming a home inspector, and both
are excellent inspectors -- he does the outside, roof, crawl space and
structure, and she does the interior. As Prema had mentioned, it's all
very high-tech and efficient. Also, they definitely come across as
independent-minded. He does a great job of explaining and both are
very, very thorough. I think I've found my home inspectors for our next
home, as well.
WOW. I can't believe how thorough and
professional theses guys were. After 3 hours of painstakingly
reviewing the house, JJ and Suzanne presented us with a printed
binder (complete with color photos that they had taken minutes
before) and went through each line item in detail. These guys are
extremely knowledgeable, well-connected and very personable. I
can't say enough good things about our experience!
"At least it's an ethos" M. says:
We used Home Inspection of Puget Sound (http://www.hipspro.com),
a husband and wife team who were friendly, thorough, and
knowledgeable. Their operation is slick. One of them
will man a computer in the house while the other goes around with
a radio and a camera and takes photos and calls in things that
should be noted, which are then recorded in the computer. By the
time they leave, you've got a printed report complete with photos,
and your inspection report is available online. Their
website has links to a bunch of resources, including content on
their own site and on third party sites, often linked from within
the report itself.
# 1 Rated Home
Comment by samh on September 6th, 2008
hired Home Inspections of Puget Sound today for a new townhome we're
buying, and I think JJ and Suzanne are a great team. The two of them
were super courteous, efficient, thorough, and had their system down
pat; The instant reports and photographs they had right after the home
inspection were a huge bonus. Overall, great value. I also loved the
overall attitude and enthusiasm they showed on the site--
They were super friendly, and I truly felt like the two of them were
real advocates of mine. I only wish more home professionals were even
half as good as these two. I'll definitely call them the next time
around and recommend them to our friends.
Comment by eely on December 7th, 2008
I was looking for someone with experience and who was independently
minded -- for example, home inspectors recommended by your real estate
agent may have some conflict of interest, since they're incentivized to
please the referring agent, who themselves have some incentive to get
the deal closed. HIPS fit the bill on both counts. JJ had a couple of
decades of experience as a contractor before becoming a home inspector,
and both are excellent inspectors -- he does the outside, roof, crawl
space and structure, and she does the interior. It's all very high-tech
and efficient. Also, they definitely come across as independent-minded.
He does a great job of explaining and both are very, very thorough. I
think I've found my home inspectors for our next home, as well.
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Ratings in Quality, Responsiveness,
Punctuality and Professionalism
JJ and Suzanne did an excellent job. They worked as a team
covering interior and exterior and consolidated into a very
detailed and thorough report complete with photos right on the
spot in their mobile office. Very nice. They walked through
everything in detail and were very friendly and professional. I
would definitely recommend them.
“JJ and Suzanne are the best home
inspectors I have ever had the opportunity of working with. I recommend
them to all of my clients needing a home inspector. Their ability to
travel all over Washington State with their mobile office truly sets
them apart from others within this industry. Their professionalism,
knowledge, and level of customer service working with first time
buyers, experienced investors, and luxury home purchasers is
unparalleled. Home Inspections of Puget Sound is a small family
business, however they operate with the resources and structure of a
major corporation. I highly recommend JJ and Suzanne and their company
to anyone looking for a reputable and reliable home inspector.” January
Jennifer Lampe, Realtor, John L Scott Real Estate
“When I recommend a home inspector
to my clients, Suzanne and JJ are always on the top of my list. They are
champions of the clients' best interest, which is very important to me.
Second, they provide two sets of eyes to examine a home in the smallest
detail. Since JJ has a construction background, he has knowledge that many
inspectors don't. Finally, they produce an inspection report for the client
right at the site, so the transaction is not delayed in the least. Plus they
upload the report to its own web address, so the client can access it at any
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time
hired JJ as a Home Inspection in 2007, and hired JJ more than once
“JJ & Suzanne are my top choice for home inspectors. They
are knowledgeable, dependable, thorough and give clients a
balanced view of the inspection results. i.e. they neither
downplay real concerns, nor dramatize minor problems. Busy as they
are, they have always made themselves available when my clients
need them so I needn't worry about meeting short timelines. JJ
& Suzanne always arrive at the inspection site well before the
clients and complete the work in a reasonable amount of time.
Their truck is equipped with wireless computer and printer, so
they compile their report and present it to clients within 20
minutes or so of completing the inspection and are able to discuss
their findings immediately. Lastly, JJ & Suzanne are both
personable and professional in demeanor. In short, they are a
pleasure to work with.” March 14, 2009
hired JJ and Suzanne as a Home Inspection in 2007, and hired JJ
and Suzanne more than once
“My respect for Suzanne and JJ grows on a daily basis. We are
involved in Women's Council of Realtor's together and it has been
a joy for me to watch them step up and get involved in the
association. Suzanne was elected Treasurer of WCR or the 2009 year
and todate has done an awesome job. She is organized, productive
and creative. Suzanne and JJ have taken over the WCR webpage and
have done a fantastic job. Each task they take on is completed in
a timely manner with efficiency and a SMILE.” February
Barth, President, Designated Escrow Inc
was with another company when working with JJ and Suzanne at Home
Inspections of Puget Sound
“In my mortgage business you
need a good home inspector who is efficient, detailed and is conscientious
of my time lines. JJ Greive is just that. He is a business partner I can
count on.” April 11, 2008
& Suzanne are an awesome Home Inspection Team. They work very well
together and communicate information to my clients in detail. They are
on time and thorough. They also give to the community in so many ways.
They truly are the best to work with!” November 6, 2008
first hired JJ as a Inspectior in 2007, and hired JJ more than once
a few of the letters we have received from our clients
Suzette was a
customer in West Seattle, comments like this make our jobs fun
JJ, again it was really great to meet you and Suzanne yesterday. You
guys are soooo cool :) ha ha. Seriously, can't wait to have you over
for my first BBQ!! :)
Thanks for your thorough and helpful
inspection. Comprehensive, thorough, professional, assuring,
friendly, informative are some of the words that come to mind from
Jenny and Dan were customers that bought a condo in
Dear JJ and Suzanne
Dan and I are very impressed by the efficiency and the high quality of
your work. Even trained as an architect, I am not as knowledgeable as
you are regarding the housing construction. You gave us great
confidence when we purchase our home. We cannot thank you more for your
professional help, your valuable experience and your broad knowledge
about construction. Dan and I will spread the word about the quality of
your work among our friends. We will definitely call you when we buy
Good luck and best regards
Jenny & Dan ...
This is a note from a new home buyer, see
some of what we found during his inspection here. Even new home
home inspections!! His home came with a 1 year warranty,
and looks like we will be checking his home out again before it expires.
Hello there –
"Thought I’d send you a little follow up note since you did our house
inspection. Our builder was very respondent to the items you
listed." "They have fulfilled all the requests. The “major” ones
I was concerned about were the findings in the crawlspace and the
exposed drywall on the closed garage door." One of the biggest
surprises they did was install the “French drain” between the houses.
In fact, they have went and installed a few others around mine and the
Thanks again for your expertise, and perhaps we’ll see you again in a year.
Dear JJ and Suzanne,
"Thank you for inspecting our future home in Redmond last week! You
guys did a great job and, given your level of professionalism,
thoroughness and independent-mindedness, the price was a bargain!"
"My wife and I are new to the area, so we needed to rely on a home
inspector more than ever when we bought our first home in this area. I
found the Greives of Home Inspections of Puget Sound to be professional
and very thorough, and exercised great judgment and independence. They
inspected the outside, the inside, the roof, the crawl space, and the
general overall structure. They spent the time to explain what they
saw, and took pictures and generated a report on-site. I highly
recommend them, and will use their services when we purchase our next
You guys did a great job! thanks a lot for the quick response and the
great report! (I wish everyone in the home industry worked like you
guys do) We will call you next time we need an inspection!
Maple Valley WA
JJ and Suzanne,
Maria and I would like to thank you for the professional job you
provided at our prospective home on Monday. Both of us were pleased
and impressed by your thorough and professional job. Also, a
special thanks to JJ for driving back to the house on Tuesday to lay
to rest my fear that the furnace had been left "Off."
That was going beyond what I'd expected. We will recommend your
services to anyone we know needing an inspection team.
Matt and Maria
Notes from Realtors that we have worked with
We have done
more then a dozen inspections for her clients. She is professional and
always looking out for the best interests of her clients. She
sponsors monthly meetings on real estate investments that we have
found very informative. See her contact information below.
Dear Suzanne & JJ
I really appreciate you doing the inspection
for me and my client. I felt really comfortable having you guys
there as opposed to someone that I didn't know. You guys are the
absolute best. I enjoy working with you. sincerely,
"Thanks for your call tonight. You
During a couple of
recent inspections for Carrie we found 2 homes with potentially hazardous
electrical panels. She needed a electrician to check them out right
away. We referred her to Brad
Gartin of C&R Electric, we have worked with them for
decades. Looks like it all worked out well.
Thanks for referring me to Brad!
He was able to come out to both properties I needed him for right away.
His flexibility was a huge relief as I'm on timelines for these
inspection responses. Thanks again. You guys are the best!
Home Realty Seattle
Phone: 425 518 1176
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
We have had the pleasure
of meeting Ginny monthly at Women's
Council of Realtors meetings where we are Associate Members, Treasurer
and Webmaster. Her client needed to be scheduled in quickly and
we were able to rearrange our schedule.
you for getting Bill in at short notice. I'm glad you're with our
WCR Chapter." "..He was very pleased with your professionalism
and attention to detail. That means I will be sending more business
your way when the need arises. Thank you!"
President 2007 Women's Council of
Realtors, Tacoma-Pierce County
Scott , University Place Real Estate Office
Phone: (253) 954-1020
Olga is a Realtor that used us twice on her own
home purchase. Unfortunately her first choice had issues and the
deal fell through. She did call us back and the 2nd home had few
problems and it looks like the deal worked out. Glad to have
helped you Olga!
Your customer service was outstanding. We were impressed by high
technology you used to prepare Inspection Report and other stuff.
Thanks a lot for helping us.
Skyline Properties, Inc
Thanks so much and I will definitely keep you in mind for my next
inspection. Just an update, the sellers agreed to replace the roof and
there is an issue with the septic system/tank that was not disclosed
but we have worked everything out. Thanks again for your thoroughness
Thanks for the report JJ and Suzanne. You both did a great job.
Have a good week!
Thanks JJ & Suzanne
"Wow, what an inspection. Thank you. I'm sure Ying and her husband are very grateful that you were very thorough...."
Coldwell Banker Bain
Hi JJ and Suzanne
Thank you! I really appreciate your professionalism. If I can refer any business your way I will ;-)
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