Top 10 Home Inspectors in Mercer Island, WA

Porch Pro Headshot WIN Home Inspection Woodinville
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(1,089)
"Robert was absolutely amazing. I cannot stress how much I appreciate his professionalism, how thorough he was, and his knowledge in the field as he described in detail to me any type of problem or things to be happy for. He taught me about things to look for in the home and as a first time home buy...Read more about WIN Home Inspection Woodinville
"Robert was absolutely amazing. I cannot stress how much I appreciate his professionalism, how thorough he was, and his knowledge in the field as he described in detail to me any type of problem or things to be happy for. He taught me about things to look for in the home and as a first time home buy...Read more about WIN Home Inspection Woodinville
Porch Pro Headshot Statewide Building Inspectors Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(142)
"Great service, easy to work with. Would definitely use again and recommend to anyone else looking for a trustworthy, competent home inspector. It was refreshing having someone who did not make me feel stupid as I am not a handyman of any type. Would use again when we are ready to sell our home."
"Great service, easy to work with. Would definitely use again and recommend to anyone else looking for a trustworthy, competent home inspector. It was refreshing having someone who did not make me feel stupid as I am not a handyman of any type. Would use again when we are ready to sell our home."
Porch Pro Headshot Sound Structure Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(97)
Home inspection services for Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and the greater Puget Sound area We provide residential and light commercial inspections throughout King, Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston Counties. Please contact us for questions or to schedule your inspection today! Serving the Greater Puget Sound ...Read more about Sound Structure Home Inspections, LLC
Home inspection services for Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and the greater Puget Sound area We provide residential and light commercial inspections throughout King, Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston Counties. Please contact us for questions or to schedule your inspection today! Serving the Greater Puget Sound ...Read more about Sound Structure Home Inspections, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Final Phase Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(88)
"TravisVery thorough and knowledgeable. Feel very good about the house we are about to purchase. He took his time and made sure we understood each deficiency and the things that were great about the home. He was fair and was able to convey his concerns easily. "
"TravisVery thorough and knowledgeable. Feel very good about the house we are about to purchase. He took his time and made sure we understood each deficiency and the things that were great about the home. He was fair and was able to convey his concerns easily. "
Porch Pro Headshot Optimized Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(471)
Buying a home is most people’s single largest financial transaction. It pays to have experience on your side and I have over 20 years as a Real Estate Investor, 13 years as a broker, 7 years as a loan officer and I’ve been a licensed home inspector since 2010 (WSHI #750). I have been thoroughly trai...Read more about Optimized Inspection Services
Buying a home is most people’s single largest financial transaction. It pays to have experience on your side and I have over 20 years as a Real Estate Investor, 13 years as a broker, 7 years as a loan officer and I’ve been a licensed home inspector since 2010 (WSHI #750). I have been thoroughly trai...Read more about Optimized Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Sound Advice Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(97)
We are here to help during every step of home ownership. We offer Pre-Listing Inspections, Pre-Offer Inspections, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Home Maintenance Inspections, as well as Sewer Scoping Services. Every inspection completed by Sound Advice Home Inspection includes an evaluation of the st...Read more about Sound Advice Home Inspection
We are here to help during every step of home ownership. We offer Pre-Listing Inspections, Pre-Offer Inspections, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Home Maintenance Inspections, as well as Sewer Scoping Services. Every inspection completed by Sound Advice Home Inspection includes an evaluation of the st...Read more about Sound Advice Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Hawks Eye Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(67)
"Not only did they do a great job of inspecting the house .He told us about the windows needing being resealed and he gave good advice on that and other things that were needing attention and ideas on how to repair it.He also knows many contractors and is go get it type of guy.Me and my wife and two...Read more about Hawks Eye Home Inspection LLC
"Not only did they do a great job of inspecting the house .He told us about the windows needing being resealed and he gave good advice on that and other things that were needing attention and ideas on how to repair it.He also knows many contractors and is go get it type of guy.Me and my wife and two...Read more about Hawks Eye Home Inspection LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Step By Step Inspections LLC.
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(57)
My name is David Tearle from Step By Step Home Inspections. I am dedicated to providing the best home inspections in the industry. I continue my education yearly and I am qualified to perform home inspections that not only meet, but surpass industry standards. I promise to provide you with the best ...Read more about Step By Step Inspections LLC.
My name is David Tearle from Step By Step Home Inspections. I am dedicated to providing the best home inspections in the industry. I continue my education yearly and I am qualified to perform home inspections that not only meet, but surpass industry standards. I promise to provide you with the best ...Read more about Step By Step Inspections LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Golden Eagle Home Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(51)
Golden Eagle Home Services is a quality, home inspection company serving Snohomish, King, and Skagit Counties. We pride ourselves on working closely with you, providing meticulous and thorough inspections, easy to understand and comprehensive reports, and follow-up support after the inspection. Your...Read more about Golden Eagle Home Services, LLC
Golden Eagle Home Services is a quality, home inspection company serving Snohomish, King, and Skagit Counties. We pride ourselves on working closely with you, providing meticulous and thorough inspections, easy to understand and comprehensive reports, and follow-up support after the inspection. Your...Read more about Golden Eagle Home Services, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Cross County Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(31)
"I've hired Patrick on two recent occasions to inspect two different properties. In both cases he was professional, thorough, courteous, and reasonably priced compared to other's I've used recently. He answered our questions and addressed our concerns throughout the process exhibiting an impressive ...Read more about Cross County Home Inspection LLC
"I've hired Patrick on two recent occasions to inspect two different properties. In both cases he was professional, thorough, courteous, and reasonably priced compared to other's I've used recently. He answered our questions and addressed our concerns throughout the process exhibiting an impressive ...Read more about Cross County Home Inspection LLC

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Mercer Island Home Inspectors

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Geff with Hawks Eye Home Inspection is Professional, Affordable, Efficient, and Thorough. I contacted him on Friday, and he was available the next week with a time that catered to me. He not only notices the big things, but even noticed the small/safet...

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Jon did a Great Job! I was very happy with how thorough he was, He also provided me with an Excellent Report!

- Penny Woodruff
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Jon was fantastic. He did a awesome job

- Jordan and Natalie Retz
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Sound Structure Home Inspections, LLC did a wonderful job with inspection they were thorough and sent me the report back very fast

- Gloria Tafoya
334779

Matt was very professional. He explained everything very well

- Staci Goetz
328098

Sound Structure Home Inspections, LLC . were wonderful did provided all the answers I asked and gave me info on all the house and provided me with details that were needed to be fixed.

- Ron Clayton
325749

Excellent inspection. Really helpful!

- Jadin Bulger
332020

Sound Structure Home Inspections, LLC did a great job they were thorough with the report made sure I understood everything written on it

- Jackie & Zack Villalobos-Tamez
333662

He did a great job. Answered all my questions and have great information.

- Ruu yuan Pan
335682

They did a great job with the details and made a wonderful job in the inspection.

- Jeanne Naccarato
332754

The inspection was very professional, the inspector was very detailed pointing and explaining what he was looking for. Overall it was a great experience.

- Jorge & Courteney Talavera
321164

The inspection went well and they provided helpful details.

- Deveeshree Nayak

All Home Inspectors in Mercer Island, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Triple J Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(17)
"James was great! He was very thorough with the inspection. Very detailed as well on the report. He took the time to take pictures of everything. He basically delivered a great inspection over all. We were very pleased with his work."
"James was great! He was very thorough with the inspection. Very detailed as well on the report. He took the time to take pictures of everything. He basically delivered a great inspection over all. We were very pleased with his work."
Porch Pro Headshot Solid Choice Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(5)
"So grateful to Erick for taking time out of his schedule for an inspection. He took the time to explain to me what he found, and proceeded to provide me with a few options to remedy the situation. I appreciated his patience, and am happy to say I actually learned a great deal about how the attic ...Read more about Solid Choice Home Inspections
"So grateful to Erick for taking time out of his schedule for an inspection. He took the time to explain to me what he found, and proceeded to provide me with a few options to remedy the situation. I appreciated his patience, and am happy to say I actually learned a great deal about how the attic ...Read more about Solid Choice Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Snow Home Inspection, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(9)
"The safety and well-being of the future occupants of the homes I inspect is my top priority. My knowledge and experience in home construction and my state of the art detection equipment result in a thorough, accurate inspection you can depend on" -Blake Snow Reports are E-mailed within 24 hours ...Read more about Snow Home Inspection, LLC
"The safety and well-being of the future occupants of the homes I inspect is my top priority. My knowledge and experience in home construction and my state of the art detection equipment result in a thorough, accurate inspection you can depend on" -Blake Snow Reports are E-mailed within 24 hours ...Read more about Snow Home Inspection, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Total Building Analysis, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(12)
Use drone technology to inspect roofs plus provide comprehensive property inspections at a fair price.
Use drone technology to inspect roofs plus provide comprehensive property inspections at a fair price.
Porch Pro Headshot All Phase Home Inspection Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
All Phase is a family-owned home inspection business licensed by the state of Washington #1504. We are fully insured and certified members of the American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. We will provide you with a thorough, honest, inspect...Read more about All Phase Home Inspection Services, LLC
All Phase is a family-owned home inspection business licensed by the state of Washington #1504. We are fully insured and certified members of the American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. We will provide you with a thorough, honest, inspect...Read more about All Phase Home Inspection Services, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Renton
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Renton for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Renton home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing edu...Read more about WIN Renton
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Renton for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Renton home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing edu...Read more about WIN Renton
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Bellevue
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Bellevue for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Bellevue home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing...Read more about WIN Bellevue
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Bellevue for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Bellevue home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing...Read more about WIN Bellevue
Porch Pro Headshot Residential home and energy inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
We provide home inspections of all components of your home including. Foundations. Grading siding Roofing. Plumbing. Electrical. Well inspections. Modular and manufactured home inspections. Septic system inspections and structural pest inspections. Typically for real estate transactions
We provide home inspections of all components of your home including. Foundations. Grading siding Roofing. Plumbing. Electrical. Well inspections. Modular and manufactured home inspections. Septic system inspections and structural pest inspections. Typically for real estate transactions
Porch Pro Headshot Envirotest - Mold and Air Quality Analysis
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Established in 2004, Envirotest is locally owned and operated by a Physician and Cell Biologist. It is conveniently located on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and serves most of Western Washington. Envirotest performs mold intrusion and moisture assessments and interior air quality analysis, and provides d...Read more about Envirotest - Mold and Air Quality Analysis
Established in 2004, Envirotest is locally owned and operated by a Physician and Cell Biologist. It is conveniently located on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and serves most of Western Washington. Envirotest performs mold intrusion and moisture assessments and interior air quality analysis, and provides d...Read more about Envirotest - Mold and Air Quality Analysis
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Edmonds
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Edmonds for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Edmonds home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing e...Read more about WIN Edmonds
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Edmonds for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Edmonds home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing e...Read more about WIN Edmonds
Porch Pro Headshot WIN West Seattle
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection West Seattle for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN West Seattle home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive,...Read more about WIN West Seattle
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection West Seattle for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN West Seattle home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive,...Read more about WIN West Seattle
Porch Pro Headshot Evergreen Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Evergreen Inspection Services LLC is your source for licensed Washington home inspectors and consultants that provide the best home inspection services in the Seattle area, Washington. Our inspector members comply with State’s Standards of Practice and the home inspector Code Of Ethics as well as wi...Read more about Evergreen Inspection Services
Evergreen Inspection Services LLC is your source for licensed Washington home inspectors and consultants that provide the best home inspection services in the Seattle area, Washington. Our inspector members comply with State’s Standards of Practice and the home inspector Code Of Ethics as well as wi...Read more about Evergreen Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Mike's Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
Our Goal at Mike's Home Inspections is to provide an objective, knowledgeable and thorough inspection of a properties condition. Helping you make an informed decision on the purchase or sale of a property.
Our Goal at Mike's Home Inspections is to provide an objective, knowledgeable and thorough inspection of a properties condition. Helping you make an informed decision on the purchase or sale of a property.
Porch Pro Headshot THE HOME DETECTIVE
Home Inspectors
Serves Mercer Island, Washington
(31)

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Mercer Island 98040
Energy Efficiency Auditing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Environmental issues
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,501-4,000 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection
Mercer Island 98040
Energy Efficiency Auditing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Home energy effeiciency
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
0-10 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test
Mercer Island 98040
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Mercer Island 98040
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test, Termite inspection