The Home Inspection Co

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420-2150 Pandora Street Vancouver BC V5L
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Nick Istvanffy in Gibsons
Nick Istvanffy in Gibsons
1 review Gibsons, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

We have hired T.H.E. 3 times over the past several years, and have found Ted's work to be thorough, excellent and very worthwhile.

The first time, his inspection gave us the confidence that we were getting a good deal on a condo that needed work. His advice, first in his report and then freely given over the following years, saved us and our building well over $40,000 just on the roof work alone.

The 2 other times I hire Ted I paid him extra to come up to Gibsons, specifically because of my confidence in his work. The first time he identified some well hidden but potentially costly issues that caused us to walk away from the property and save ourselves immeasurable hassle and significant cost. The second time he gave us a thorough understanding of what needs to be done in our home, and a prioritized list with recommendations, ideas and suggestions of what to do and how.

I recommended Ted to many friends over the years and have heard nothing but positive reviews.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,000.00
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Company Response

Hi Nick,
As much as you say I've helped you; I am equally pleased with my robot.
Thanks, and for being a friend.
Ted

Karen in Coquitlam
Karen in Coquitlam
4 reviews Port Coquitlam, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

In my quest to buy an older home in a good neighbourhood I've long hoped to move into, I knew I needed an inspector who would give me the straight goods: no BS, thorough, knowledgeable, and completely on my side. I found all these qualities and more in Ted. We spent 6 hours in the house I offered on, checking every nook and cranny. Ted calmly explained everything in layman's terms, offering suggestions and solutions along the way. The next day, Ted delivered his custom report and sat down with me for couple more hours to go over it in detail. Now his report (sample available on his website) may look "homemade", but I assure you it's worth its weight in gold. I do not believe Ted's here to "pass" or "fail" the house; rather, he makes sure you have everything you need to make an INFORMED decision by laying out the pros and cons of the house in a matter-of-fact way. You will not find hysterics and scare tactics here. In my case, because I'm not afraid to do some work, I proceeded with the purchase of the house but was able to negotiate some price reduction, armed with Ted's findings. Now that I've moved into the house and have begun doing repairs and upgrades, Ted's report continues to serve as an invaluable guide for me to plan and budget based on priority. No one should skimp on home inspection when you're dealing with what easily can be the biggest financial investment of your life (especially in the Metro Vancouver area!), and I wholeheartedly recommend Ted to anyone who agrees.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,000.00
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Company Response

Karen, thanks for your rather comprehensive endorsement.
When you get to those larger projects contact me, as you can appreciate; I can't spell out all your repair options in a report.
Thanks,Ted

Andrea and Matt in Port Moody
Andrea and Matt in Port Moody
3 reviews Port Moody, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Matt and I would like to thank Ted for his incredibly thorough inspection this week. He provided us with much more confidence in making our final purchase decision, especially since we had already been faced with an outlay of $60,000 plus on our prior home due to envelope issues. Because of that, we went out of our way to search for someone competent, independent, licensed, and with a wealth of experience, and it was money well spent. We could tell Ted was an inspector apart just from viewing his website! He spent twice the time on the inspection as other inspectors quoted, and provided us with a binder that outlined our townhome deficiencies - illustrated with photos for emphasis and in a language we could understand - prioritized in order of how soon to fix, as well as a goldmine of thoughtful resources that we will carry with us into the future.
I hoped for someone knowledgeable in construction, but I was so impressed with what else we got – someone who knows that a house is not just a building, but a home. Ted’s holistic perspective incorporated his construction know-how, but also factored in health issues, and the pride of living in a well-tended home. The icing on the cake was Ted’s promise to be available post-inspection for questions and follow-up – a value-add indeed.
Thanks for the great learning experience – you have inspired us to be more hand-on do-it-yourselfers, where we were once afraid to touch anything! We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know in the realty market, and look forward to meeting you again prior to our next purchase.

Approximate cost of services:
$800.00
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Company Response

Hi Andrea & Matt,
Thank you for your kind account of the service I endeavor to provide. I don't believe anyone ever tires of receiving accolades. This recognition enforces my dedication and serves to encourage me, this is the juice in my life.
Ted

H
H
29 reviews North Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

We have known Ted for at least ten years. He’s been our home inspector on several occasions and by listening to his good advice over the years, we changed our minds on three properties that needed a whole lot of work and money to upgrade or repair. Ted doesn’t just do a quick inspection – he takes the time needed to perform a thorough inspection and as the home buyers, we learned a lot from accompanying Ted on the inspections and through his written report. We’ve also had Ted come by our current home to give us feedback on a contractor’s work product and a roofing job. He is always there for us and we continually benefit from his many years in the home inspection and construction industries.

Approximate cost of services:
$750.00
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Company Response

Hi H,
Yes we've had a long relationship, it's always been a joy to work with the two of you. We have fun because you are both keeners, we generally get to the bottom of things where you've made your decisions. Your current home has turned out very nicely but not without a lot of hands-on dedication on your part. You have said nice things about me, it has been consistently my experience that my clients are very special and a pleasure to work for as well. You definitely rate a 10/10.
Thanks, Ted

Harri - Vancouver
Harri - Vancouver
4 reviews Vancouver, BC
10/10

Inspection on large but old home of over 3000 sq ft

Very in depth 1 full day inspection and exceptional detailed report that we have used the past years as guide to maintain our house. The report was specific to our home and not a standard form. THE Home Inspection has come by during the past years to give advice when we asked and at no extra cost and this has saved us from improper work by contractors. When talking to friends, we have not found any other who has had service like this. We have saved a lot of money with having this home inspector and the report. I was worth the money, over and over again. Do not accept less.

Approximate cost of services:
$950.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Advertise more or have your own home show on tv.
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Do not look any further and ask for Ted from THE to do your home inspection.
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Company Response

Hi Harri,
Honest everybody, I didn't pay Harri anything.
Thanks Harri, it's stories like yours that make going the extra mile worthwhile!
All the best, Ted

Anne White, Burnaby
Anne White, Burnaby
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Home inspection prior to purchase

Ted Gilmour's inspection of our condo was thorough, meticulous, and above all, unbiased; in the end, he saved us money on the purchase of our home. Highly recommend him to anyone wanting an honest assessment of their building.

Approximate cost of services:
$700.00
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Company Response

Hi Anne & Ian,
Your condo was not perfect but then again few are. What it was, was doable. The complex had typical maintenance neglect but none of it was critical. These Strata's need people like you to motivate them from complacency. You have also self motivated renovations to your unit, you have done a very nice retrofit.
Atta go!
Thank you for the endorsement,
Ted

hoda in Vancouver
hoda in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC

First Review

10/10

home inspection

Ted Gilmour is one of the few independent certified home inspectors in Vancouver. He goes through the entire property - be prepared to be there for several hours. He may be more expensive, but he teaches you everything you need to know about the home along the way. He gives you a detailed report with clear pictures, with a maintenance schedule. It is like he is buying the home for his own mother! In a time when no one is looking out for you, his honesty and professionalism are a rare treat!

Approximate cost of services:
$700.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

I Hoda,
Wow, amazing, thank you.
One thing... my fees start at $800

Thanks again,
Ted

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