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Why These Home Inspectors?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Oakland Home Inspectors on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

1st Rate Home Inspections, Inc.

1st Rate Home Inspections, Inc., a Concord company, provides to Oakland area customers full-service property inspections, encompassing structural, electrical, and plumbing components of the home or business property. The business’ technical staff is certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and its inspections are modeled after that organization’s guidelines.

Concord, CA 94521


All About Homes

Founded more than 25 years ago, All About Homes is a Hayward company that primarily works with homeowners associations, property management firms, real estate agencies, and construction companies, to assess and report property issues related to improper construction practices. Additionally, All About Homes is available to provide management and oversight services for construction projects. The team at All About Homes comprises licensed and certified inspectors belonging to the International Code Council, the Western Construction Consultants Association, and the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Hayward, CA 94539


Bay Area Home Inspection Service

Bay Area Home Inspection Service is a company located in Alama with customers in Oakland and other Bay Area cities. Comprising a staff of experts certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the business offers a wide-ranging assessment service suitable for homes and businesses, encompassing structural problems, faulty electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems, and other criteria.

Alamo, CA 94507


Bay Area Home Inspections

Bay Area Home Inspections, which operates from an office in Pinole, is a home inspections service that operates in the Oakland Metro. The American Society of Home Inspectors-certified technical staff is exceptionally qualified to assess plumbing systems, electrical systems, and HVAC systems.

Cantor Inspections

Cantor Inspections, a Berkeley property inspection firm, has operated throughout the SF Bay Area since 1988. The firm is owned and led by a UC Berkeley Architecture graduate, who recently served as the President of the American Society of Home Inspectors Golden Gate Chapter. Cantor Inspections specializes in assessing houses from the early 1900s, and especially, determining whether these properties are earthquake-safe and energy efficient.

Berkeley, CA 94708


Castle Rock Inspections

Castle Rock Inspections, a Walnut Creek home inspections service, is a team of experienced assessors serving customers throughout the East Bay. The staff specializes in performing thermal imaging inspections but has also been certified in general property inspection service by the American Society of Home Inspectors. Castle Rock Inspections is affiliated with the Delta Association of Realtors, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and the Women’s Council of Realtors.

Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Cogley Property Inspections

Cogley Property Inspections has served Bay Area property owners since 2004. Specializing in condo-conversion inspections, new construction defect inspections, and reserve studies, the team at Cogley Property Inspections is insured and licensed, with certification from the American Society of Home Inspectors. Inspections include checks of exteriors, parking, walkways, HVAC systems, roofing, electrical systems, plumbing, water fixtures, insulation, and other interior assessments. Online scheduling is available through Cogley Property Inspections’ official website. Notably, the business’ owner and supervisor recently wrote the introduction for a book called The Complete Guide to Home Inspection, published by Taunton Press.

Oakland, CA 94611


Friendly Building Inspections

Friendly Building Inspections has been inspecting homes and delivering property inspection reports for Oakland area clients since 1992. With services suitable for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, Friendly Building Inspections consists of a team of qualified professionals from various specialties. The business’s owner and the primary inspector is a member of the California Real Estate Inspection Association, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and the International Code Council.

Concord, CA 94519


HomeWise Inspections, Inc.

HomeWise Insections, Inc. is an Oakland-based property inspection services provider. The inspection staff consists of American Society of Home Inspectors-certified inspectors, with certifications from the California Real Estate Inspection Association and the Contractors State License Board. HomeWise Inspections, Inc. focuses on residential inspections, especially buyers and sellers inspections.

Inspector Ian

Inspector Ian, a certified residential and commercial property inspector, performs inspections all across the Oakland Metro. Headquartered in Berkeley, Inspector Ian is an International Association of Certified Home Inspectors-certified professional, who is also insured and licensed to performed all services.

Berkeley, CA 94704


Jay Marlette Inspector

Based in Berkeley, Jay Marlette Inspector is a home inspection contractor with extensive experience in the building industry. The inspector is an American Society of Home Inspectors member who has worked in the past as a Building Inspector for the California Office of Emergency Services. Jay Marlette specializes in inspecting multi-family buildings, condominiums and townhouses, and commercial spaces.

Berkeley, CA 94707


Marell Inspection Services, Inc.

Marell Inspections Services, Inc., operating in the Bay Area since 1977, is a team of property inspection professionals who assess residential and commercial properties for defects, safety hazards, and other issues. The company’s founder, owner, and the manager is an American Society of Home Inspectors Certified Inspector, a Certified FEMA Disaster Housing Inspector, and a member of the International Code Council as well as the National Association of Real Estate Inspection Professionals.

Oakland, CA 94611


Michael Brady Inspections

Michael Brady Inspections has inspected homes and businesses in the Oakland Metro area since 1999. The owner-operated business, which bears a certification from the American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, specializes in providing design consultation during remodeling projects. Michael Brady Inspections has completed thousands of home inspections, and hundreds of apartment building and business inspections.

National Building Inspectors

National Building Inspectors, sometimes abbreviated as NBI, is a Walnut Creek property inspection company serving customers throughout the Oakland Metro area. Staff inspection practitioners are qualified to perform a range of specialty inspection procedures, including thermal imaging, blower door tests, and duct pressurization tests. The company’s specialty is performing termite inspections. National Building Inspectors is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Walnut Creek, CA 94595


North Bay Inspection

North Bay Inspection, based in Vallejo since 1999, specializes in Bay Area property inspection services, including careful reviews of exterior components such as siding, trim, doors, and drainage, as well as inspections of kitchens, bathrooms, electrical systems, HVAC systems, garages, and other aspects of the property. North Bay Inspection is an owner-operated business led by an insured and bonded 30+ year veteran of the construction industry, certified by the International Code Council and the National Association of Home Inspectors, who has won Angie’s List’s Super Service Award multiple times.

Vallejo, CA 94590


Pleasant Home Inspections

Based in Concord, Pleasant Home Inspections specializes in checking for roofing problems, electrical problems, plumbing leaks and clogs, and structural and foundational defects. The owner-operated business is certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Precision Nspec Home Inspectors

Precision Nspec Home Inspectors is headquartered in Vallejo and provides inspections to clients throughout the greater Oakland area. Led by a Certified Master Inspector, the team at Precision Nspec Home Inspectors is familiar with a bevy of property inspection techniques, including thermal imaging and mold detection. The staff is certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and has won Gold status from the consumer protection organization Ethical Inspectors.

Vallejo, CA 94591


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