Classic Home Inspections Inc.

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Guildwood Village Toronto ON M1E 1G5
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Jad in Toronto
Jad in Toronto
1 review ,
10/10

Home Inspection

I am a first time buyer, Brent helped me inspect the property and make sure I have no surprises. He did a great job. Very meticulous and responsible with a wide range of experience in different subjects. Brent is also very patient and willing to spend long time explaining every aspect of his report and all of his concerns.
I would defenetly work with him again and would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a property.

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$320.00
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Thank you for taking the time and leaving feedback Jad! It is much appreciated! A home inspectors job is to take the necessary time for you to understand every detail of the property. I don't view it as a "long time" explaing every detail. First off, I love talking about homes, secondly, I want you to know everything, major, minor, or somewhere in between. It's your money buying the home, and I want you to know this information. Thanks again, and I'm glad that you're happy with the inspection. Thank you for choosing Classic Home Inspections!

LauraGeorge
LauraGeorge
1 review ,
10/10

home Inspection

My husband and I are first time buyers and didnt know much about home inspection, but when Brent came and went through the house it took 3hrs. when he thought something was a "?" he would call us and go through it, when all was done, Brent sat with us and went through everything he did and what we needed to know. He was for what we would call the BEST in everything. gave us a book to go take home with everything in it. emailed us pictures of the whole house inside-out. I would really recommend him to my family and friends. thanks Brent for making us aware of what we didnt know about homes.

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$300.00
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Thank you for the feedback Laura and George ! I'm glad that you were happy with the inspection. Do you know how many times I hear people say " Well, we had a bad experience with our home inspector " I can't really criticize the inspector because I wasn't there to see it first hand what may of happened. However, this I do know, I wouldn't leave the property until the party who hired me is completely satisfied with inspection. The last thing I would want is people saying that they had a "bad experience" with my inspection. I figure, you hired me, I report to you, I would assume that you want a complete and thorough inspection done. Sometimes I actually wonder, am I that good or are they that bad ? ...It was great meeting with you Laura and George. Thank you for choosing Classic Home Inspections !

10/10

Home Inspection

Brent did a fantastic job inspecting our house and was very patient with our inquiries, informing us of every detail that needed to be addressed on the outside and inside. His report was thorough and his pictures were sent promptly that evening. He welcomed any further questions we might have in the future.
We highly recommend him !!

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$300.00
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Thank you Mike and Siu !!! I really appreciate the feedback. It's interesting, I was standing in a lineup the other day in the department store and the person in front of me turned around, read the company name on my coat and said, " Do you mind if I asked you a question about home inspections? " I said " Of course " ! (hey, I could talk about houses all day ) They asked. " How long does an inspection take " ? I said " Well, it really depends on the size of the home, however, I would ballpark three to four hours. More importantly, I'm more concerned about the buyer understanding the home than someone putting a stopwatch to me to see how quickly I can get through it. " The person said " Really? Well we just had one done and the inspector was about 45 minutes." I didn't say anything. I asked how much the inspector charged. As it turns out, not much less than what I would charge. The point here, experienced, knowledgable inspectors take the necessary time so you understand everything. By no means are we the cheapest. Thank you for choosing Classic Home Inspections !

Gerry & Lucy
Gerry & Lucy
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Home Inspection

Brent from Classic Home Inspections was very professional. The attention to detail was second to none. After his inspection, my wife and I knew exactly what the condition was of our house, and if any attention was needed. I would highly recommend Brent to anyone with great confidence.

Gerry and Lucy

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$300.00
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Thank you for the feedback and kind words Gerry and Lucy !!! ...The feedback is much appreciated! I always put myself into the home buyers shoes. If I was hiring an inspector, I would want them to be very detailed and thorough. Not do it half- fast listening to them tell me how many they can get done in a day. I'm not concerned about how many get done, I'm concerned about my potential purchase. When I am doing an inspection, I want the people who hired me to understand every little detail, good, bad, or otherwise. With having overlooked nothing. Thank you again, it was a pleasure working for you, and thanks for the advise/information on purchasing a camera Gerry! I could see your enthusium with your hobby of photography! Take care, and thank you for choosing Classic Home Inspections !

Ann in Pickering
Ann in Pickering
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

home inspection

I needed a home inspection by a certified professional and do not regret choosing Classic Home Inspections. Mr. Jeffreys was punctual and thorough. He walked me through his observations and explained anything that I did not quickly understand. He willingly shared his expertise and his experience. His report delivery was on-spot and his pictures were e-mailed to me that afternoon. Last but not least, I was made welcome to address any future inquiries re the property to him.
I was quite satisifed with his work.

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$300.00
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Thank you for the feedback Ann! I think we both shared the same enthusiasm on your home. I absolutely love inspecting the century old homes. That was certainly a gem. It's interesting that you noted that only a "certified" home inspector would do. Most people don't even realize that anyone can call themselves a home inspector and many people fancy themselves to be one. All they need are business cards. When shopping around, always ensure that your home inspector is certified with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. You are dealing with the most knowledgable people in the industry. We just didn't past some one hour on-line test and call ourselves “certified”. We must obtain both many years of training and experience before we set out on inspections. I’m glad that you were happy with the inspection Ann. Thank you for choosing Classic Home Inspections!

Mladen @ Queen West
M. .
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Home Inspection

As a first time house buyer it was important to get a home inspector that not only did a good job, but provided me with insight into things that I should know about owning a house. Brent's detailed inspection taught me a lot and I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

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$325.00
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Congratulations on your new home ! As well, thank you for taking the time and leaving feedback. It is much appreciated!!! A home inspectors job isn't just to run into the property find some defects, let you know and rush off. No, they should be taking the time, going through the property in great detail, informing you of everything. Good things, bad things, things that may be minor today, but major down the road, helpful hints, work required for repairs, and maintenence around the home. I don't care if it's the first home or tenth, your home inspector should be dedicating that time to you, not worrying about rushing off to another home inspection. I'm glad that you were happy with the inspection. Thank you for choosing Classic Home Inspections !

ffk Markham
ffk Markham
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

1 Year Home Inspection

My wife and I decided to get a home inspector as our 1 year warranty period was approaching. I had read all the positive reviews for Brent so we booked an appointment with hime. Brent arrived on time and was ready to get at it. He really enjoys his work and it shows. We were given a binder with a full report and he answered all of my questions and said I could contact him anytime if I had questions. I'm really glad we had Brent do the job and we'll definitely be submitting things that we alone, never would have seen. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

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$325.00
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Thank you for the feedback Frank! I am very appreciative when people take the time to go onto homestars and leave feedback. I am glad that you were happy with the inspection. I can honestly say that I "tip my hat" to you homebuilder. That's the first one in some time that I've inspected where the issues were minimal. However, things like exposed live wiring in your garage is not to be taken lightly. Accidents can happen. As I told you when the inspection was being done, I will also make recommendations to prevent accidents. Sure, your builder met all code, but it things like railings around porches that sit 22 inches off the ground where people can still get hurt. When I see things such as this, bearing in mind that the number one accident around the home (fatal or non-fatal) is from falling, and that's why I will still recommend a railing. I know your builder has done their part, but it still hurts breaking a tail bone, or doing a face plant into a cement patio slab. Simply because it didn't meet the 24 inch height requirement of needing a handrail. Thanks for choosing Classic Home Inspections !

Cyrus from Toronto
Cyrus from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Home Inspection

This is the second time I've called Brent to do a home inspection with me. I was equally as pleased this time with his detailed and thorough inspections. He listens to all my concerns and addresses them as best he can. His extra help and effort is what keeps me coming back. Thanks again Brent good job!

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Thanks for the feedback Cyrus !!! ...and I scored a second 10 as well !!! ... I'm glad you're happy with the inspection. I get so much repeat/ word of mouth business from people. People always say such nice things and how thorough I am. When I first got into this business I felt every home inspector would be this way, but over time, I reliazed this simply is not the case. I find this scary. I'm finding that big name inspectors in the GTA are doing inspections and missing things, not going into attics, looking at roofs, giving pathetic reports (well don't even get me started)...Yet they brag that they do three inspections a day. I guess that's why they get three in a day. I personally feel you hired me, I report to you, and you want to know all about your purchase. I couldn't possibly "cram" in three a day without sacrficing being thorough. I would be too concerned about getting to my next inspection ! Always, always feel free to call me if you ever have any questions at any time about the home. Thanks for choosing Classic Home Inspections...again!

Steve in Mississauga
Steve in Mississauga
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Home Inspection

We hired Brent to do a home inspection for us in November 2007. He accommodated our schedule and was very thorough in his inspection. He gave detailed information and explanations which eased our minds as first time home buyers. Thank-you!

- Steve and Amy (Mississauga)

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$300.00
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Thank you for the kind words and feedback!!! Well wasn't that a gem. I have no doubt in my mind that you should be happy once you've moved in. It is always more benefitial when the homebuyer is present for the inspection. When I showed Steve everything around the home it brought a whole new comfort level of making the decsion of what will be the largest purchase ( I would think ! ) that the two of you will be making. Once again, the report given on-site is a very detailed report that I've only heard positive feedback on. I'm glad you were happy with the inspection. Thank you for the review and thank you for choosing Classic Home Inspections.

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As you will see, we only have 100% REAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS written below. I DO NOT subcontract out to other home inspectors. We have been on Homestars for 10 years!!! With Homestars we allow you to tell us how we are doing.

You want to make sure that you are going to hire someone who is qualified for the job, goes through the home with great detail, and provides you a fully written report.

Why not do a little research on a company before making that call? Classic Home Inspections is NOT here to sell you on us and tell you that we are “the best”, or tell you that we are “the most trusted”. We are on here to allow the people who have used our services to tell you how we are doing. The hundreds of Classic Home Inspections reviews are from REAL CUSTOMERS. We at Classic Home Inspections think the purpose of Homestars is to tell you what people think of us, not to tell you how we think we are. We hope you find it a useful tool when looking for a home inspector.

Our goal at Classic Home Inspections is to have you understand the home as well as we do. We offer competitive rates and flexible hours.

Thank you for all those who have found us on Homestars and for choosing Classic Home Inspections.

CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
SERVICES
Home Inspection
WEBSITE
http://classichomeinspections.ca/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2002
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
1
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Certified Home Inspector
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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