Top 3 Home Inspectors in Seattle, WA

Porch Pro Headshot All New Again®
63.64% response rate
"Amir and his assistant Jesse did a great job to wrap things up at the end, much appreciated. Vas and his helper Slav were always a pleasure to interact when onsite and their work was always professional."
15408 Main St Ste 103, Mill Creek, WA
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Home Inspection Woodinville
"Robert was so good. I am a first time buyer and he was very patient with all my questions. Made me feel heard. He did look at everything and said that all was good. I will for sure give out his contact information to whoever needs it. "
914 164th St SE Ste B12 # 252, Mill Creek, WA
Porch Pro Headshot 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
1911 SW Campus Dr Ste 742, Federal Way, WA

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Porch Pro Headshot PNW Green Plumbing
Home Inspectors
1601 5th Ave Ste 1100, Seattle, WA
(104)
Thank you for contacting PNW Green Plumbing. I've been a professionally licensed plumber for over 10 years serving the Pacific Northwest. Being born and raised in Seattle and Tacoma, I am very knowledgable about the types of homes and plumbing issues many homeowners encounter. Since 2002 I have h...Read more about PNW Green Plumbing
1601 5th Ave Ste 1100, Seattle, WA
Thank you for contacting PNW Green Plumbing. I've been a professionally licensed plumber for over 10 years serving the Pacific Northwest. Being born and raised in Seattle and Tacoma, I am very knowledgable about the types of homes and plumbing issues many homeowners encounter. Since 2002 I have h...Read more about PNW Green Plumbing
Porch Pro Headshot Move Smart Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
25920 185th Pl SE, Covington, WA
(94)
"- [ ] Our inspector, Dan, was great with answering all of our questions and explaining everything to us. We are first time homebuyers and pretty nervous about making the right decisions regarding our home purchase. Dan was very patient with us and even explained a lot regarding the questions we had...Read more about Move Smart Home Inspections
25920 185th Pl SE, Covington, WA
"- [ ] Our inspector, Dan, was great with answering all of our questions and explaining everything to us. We are first time homebuyers and pretty nervous about making the right decisions regarding our home purchase. Dan was very patient with us and even explained a lot regarding the questions we had...Read more about Move Smart Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Hawks Eye Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
804 NE 170th St, Shoreline, WA
(67)
" 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/safety issues that most inspectors would over loo...Read more about Hawks Eye Home Inspection LLC
804 NE 170th St, Shoreline, WA
" 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/safety issues that most inspectors would over loo...Read more about Hawks Eye Home Inspection LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Golden Eagle Home Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Seattle, 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
Serves Seattle, Washington
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 Solid Choice Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
13725 38th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA
(5)
At Solid Choice Home Inspections my primary goal is to arm you with all the information you will need to make informed decisions. Whether you are purchasing or selling a home, I want to help you avoid costly mistakes. Offering thorough inspections; I find existing and potential problems; and then ta...Read more about Solid Choice Home Inspections
13725 38th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA
At Solid Choice Home Inspections my primary goal is to arm you with all the information you will need to make informed decisions. Whether you are purchasing or selling a home, I want to help you avoid costly mistakes. Offering thorough inspections; I find existing and potential problems; and then ta...Read more about Solid Choice Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Snow Home Inspection, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Seattle, Washington
(9)
"I had my home inspected last week by Blake. I now feel confident that I truly understand the condition of my house. I would highly recommend Blake to anyone who wants to have a complete and thorough home inspection."
Serves Seattle, Washington
"I had my home inspected last week by Blake. I now feel confident that I truly understand the condition of my house. I would highly recommend Blake to anyone who wants to have a complete and thorough home inspection."
Porch Pro Headshot SURELOCK HOMES INSPECTION CO
Home Inspectors
12702 109th Avenue Ct E, Puyallup, WA
(40)
Greg began his life in the construction business at the ripe age of 17 years. He has been in other facets of construction for over 45 years. Upon moving to Washington State in 1996, he became a WA State certified Home Inspector. Ever since then Greg has served clients throughout all Western Washingt...Read more about SURELOCK HOMES INSPECTION CO
12702 109th Avenue Ct E, Puyallup, WA
Greg began his life in the construction business at the ripe age of 17 years. He has been in other facets of construction for over 45 years. Upon moving to Washington State in 1996, he became a WA State certified Home Inspector. Ever since then Greg has served clients throughout all Western Washingt...Read more about SURELOCK HOMES INSPECTION CO

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 Seattle Home Inspectors

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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 ...

- Chris Forbes
327369

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

- Penny Woodruff
326050

Jon was fantastic. He did a awesome job

- Jordan and Natalie Retz
335975

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
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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
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The inspection went well and they provided helpful details.

- Deveeshree Nayak

Everything You Need to Know About Seattle Home Inspectors

Who should I hire if I need Home Inspection Agencies in Seattle?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Seattle ready to help you with your home inspection agencies project.

  • Of the 50 Home Inspectors in the Seattle area:
    • 1 have a state level accreditation
    • 3 have BBB accreditation.

Below we've listed a few of the top Home Inspectors on Porch:

Does the home inspector I want to hire need to be licensed in Seattle?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Home Inspector need to have. There are 0 home inspectors in Seattle that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Home Inspectors need to have to work on Home Inspection Agencies jobs in WA:

What zip codes in Seattle have the best Home Inspectors?

Below we've listed Seattle zip codes that have great selections of home inspectors:

  • 98125: 1 Home Inspectors.
  • All Home Inspectors in Seattle, WA

    Porch Pro Headshot Cross County Home Inspection LLC
    Home Inspectors
    4009 Curran Ln W, University Place, WA
    (31)
    Home inspection services for real estate buyers, sellers, and investors. Specializing in first time home buyers.
    4009 Curran Ln W, University Place, WA
    Home inspection services for real estate buyers, sellers, and investors. Specializing in first time home buyers.
    Porch Pro Headshot Total Building Analysis, LLC
    Home Inspectors
    4936 Narbeck Ave, Everett, WA
    (12)
    Use drone technology to inspect roofs plus provide comprehensive property inspections at a fair price.
    4936 Narbeck Ave, Everett, WA
    Use drone technology to inspect roofs plus provide comprehensive property inspections at a fair price.
    Porch Pro Headshot Gable to Ground Home Inspections
    Home Inspectors
    10811 123rd Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA
    Most people would agree that it would be ill-advised to commit to any kind of major investment without first reading the fine print. In essence, investing in a home is no different—except for one important factor. The fine print of a home is hidden everywhere you look. What we mean by this is that y...Read more about Gable to Ground Home Inspections
    10811 123rd Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA
    Most people would agree that it would be ill-advised to commit to any kind of major investment without first reading the fine print. In essence, investing in a home is no different—except for one important factor. The fine print of a home is hidden everywhere you look. What we mean by this is that y...Read more about Gable to Ground Home Inspections
    Porch Pro Headshot WIN Edmonds
    Home Inspectors
    22021 Woodway Park Rd, Woodway, WA
    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
    22021 Woodway Park Rd, Woodway, WA
    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 Greg Gottier Inspection Services
    Home Inspectors
    3131 Brandywine Way, Bellingham, WA
    Every inspection and project is unique. Can't say we have seen it all, however we have seen a lot in 30 years. Ownership of every project and enthusiasm, sets us apart from others. I can picture in my mind how the home was built, remodeled and repaired. My reports are narratives with pictures, not c...Read more about Greg Gottier Inspection Services
    3131 Brandywine Way, Bellingham, WA
    Every inspection and project is unique. Can't say we have seen it all, however we have seen a lot in 30 years. Ownership of every project and enthusiasm, sets us apart from others. I can picture in my mind how the home was built, remodeled and repaired. My reports are narratives with pictures, not c...Read more about Greg Gottier Inspection Services
    Porch Pro Headshot WIN Montlake
    Home Inspectors
    PO Box 20114, Seattle, WA
    Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Montlake for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Montlake home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing...Read more about WIN Montlake
    PO Box 20114, Seattle, WA
    Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Montlake for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Montlake home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing...Read more about WIN Montlake
    Porch Pro Headshot John Blough   WIN Issaquah
    Home Inspectors
    1420 NW Gilman Blvd PMB 2753, Issaquah, WA
    Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Issaquah for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Issaquah home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing...Read more about John Blough WIN Issaquah
    1420 NW Gilman Blvd PMB 2753, Issaquah, WA
    Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Issaquah for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Issaquah home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing...Read more about John Blough WIN Issaquah
    Porch Pro Headshot Envirotest - Mold and Air Quality Analysis
    Home Inspectors
    1938 14th Ave E, Seattle, WA
    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
    1938 14th Ave E, Seattle, WA
    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 Residential home and energy inspections
    Home Inspectors
    509 BINGHAMPTON ST SE, Rainier, WA
    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
    509 BINGHAMPTON ST SE, Rainier, WA
    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 THE HOME DETECTIVE
    Home Inspectors
    434 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle, WA
    (31)
    434 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle, WA
    Porch Pro Headshot Ango Inspections LLC
    Home Inspectors
    2200 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA
    2200 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA
    Porch Pro Headshot PLUS ONE INSPECTION SERVICES
    Home Inspectors
    PO Box 13825, Mill Creek, WA
    (5)
    PO Box 13825, Mill Creek, WA
    Porch Pro Headshot SPR Home Inspections
    Home Inspectors
    Serves Seattle, Washington
    (1)
    Serves Seattle, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Sage Home Inspections LLC
    Home Inspectors
    41st Ave SW, Seattle, WA
    41st Ave SW, Seattle, WA

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    Seattle 98199
    Roofing Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Roof slope
    Sloped or pitched
    Roofing material
    Tile
    Reason for inspection
    Just a routine check-up
    Previous leaking or damage
    Yes
    Number of stories tall
    One floor
    Seattle 98168
    Roofing Inspection
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Roof slope
    Sloped or pitched
    Roofing material
    Asphalt or composite shingle
    Reason for inspection
    wants an inmspection
    Previous leaking or damage
    I'm not sure
    Number of stories tall
    Two floors
    Shoreline 98155
    Roofing Inspection
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Roof slope
    Sloped or pitched
    Roofing material
    Metal
    Reason for inspection
    To check for damage from recent bad weather
    Previous leaking or damage
    No
    Number of stories tall
    Two floors
    Seattle 98122
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a month
    Purpose
    Purchasing property
    Inspection type
    Whole home
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    1,501-2,000 sq ft
    Property age
    51+ years
    Foundation type
    Basement
    Relationship to property
    Buyer
    Occupied
    No
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    None of the above
    Seattle 98112
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Purpose
    Purchasing property
    Inspection type
    Whole home
    Property type
    Condo or townhome
    Property size
    0-1,500 sq ft
    Property age
    0-10 years
    Foundation type
    Unknown
    Relationship to property
    Buyer
    Occupied
    No
    Utilities turned on
    No
    Specific services
    Termite inspection, Sewer cam inspection
    Seattle 98178
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Purpose
    Need an inspection for the carport installed but it does not have the correct code for city requirements and needs a structural engineer to review
    Inspection type
    Home safety
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    4,001-5,000 sq ft
    Property age
    11-20 years
    Foundation type
    Unknown
    Relationship to property
    Owner
    Occupied
    Yes
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    None of the above
    Seattle 98105
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Purpose
    Home safety
    Inspection type
    Whole home
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    0-1,500 sq ft
    Property age
    0-10 years
    Foundation type
    Unknown
    Relationship to property
    Owner
    Occupied
    Yes
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    None of the above
    Seattle 98122
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Purpose
    Environmental issues
    Inspection type
    Whole home
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    2,501-3,000 sq ft
    Property age
    0-10 years
    Foundation type
    Slab on ground
    Relationship to property
    Owner
    Occupied
    Yes
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    None of the above
    Renton 98056
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Purpose
    Purchasing property
    Inspection type
    Whole home
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    0-1,500 sq ft
    Property age
    0-10 years
    Foundation type
    Slab on ground
    Relationship to property
    Owner
    Occupied
    Yes
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    Pool or spa inspection