Contributing to more beneficial and convenient Real Estate transactions by providing prompt, thorough inspections and understandable reports.

Serving the Counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, and beyond.

What is a Real Estate Inspection?
Differences Among Real Estate Inspectors
Benefits of an Inspection for Sellers
Benefits of an Inspection for Buyers


- Inspections usually available in 3 to 5 days or less
- Available on weekends
- Report emailed the same/next day
- Pre-Listing inspections for sellers
- Pre-purchase inspections for buyers
- 11 month warranty inspections for
   owners of new homes
- Home Maintenance Inspection for owners
- Inspect: Single Family Homes, Condominiums, Townhouses, Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes

Customer Service

I know my performance reflects on me and those who refer me.

- Understandable explanations in laymen's terms
- Professionalism with clients included
- Accept check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Dinner's Club, and debit cards w/credit
- Appropriate explanations reduce the risk of client's believing that the conditions are worse than    the conditions actually are


My availability supports your schedule, provides convenience, and accommodates time-critical scheduling.

- Contactable before, during, or after business hours & weekends
- Immediate scheduling
- Inspections usually available in 3 to 5 days or less
- Weekend inspections


- California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) certified inspector
- American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) certified inspector
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Initial Disaster Housing Inspector
- California Office of Emergency Services Safety Assessment Program Evaluator
- Inspection Training Associates (ITA) graduate
- TWI Systems graduate
- On-site Data Systems reporting software certification
- Inspections based on the standards of the California Real Estate Inspection Association
- Business practices follow the CREIA Code of Ethics
- Hours of continuing education annually
- Insured

State-of-the-art Report

Report findings are easy to find, easy to read, and easy to understand with concise explanations in laymen's terms and photos. Finding explanations include: what the condition is, where the condition is; what that condition may cause, and who should perform repair or further review.

- Computer generated report emailed the same/next day
- Hard copies available
- Report includes:
   * finding explanations & photos near each finding
   * General recommendations
   * Component / System info
   * Copy of the Inspection Agreement

[Sample report pages viewable from the "Report" page of this website]

Professional/Community Participation

- President, Silicon Valley ASHI / CREIA chapter
- Vice President, Silicon Valley ASHI / CREIA chapter
- Coalition of California Home Inspectors, Silicon Valley representative
- SILVAR / SCCAOR affiliate member, Affiliate Chair, District Council
- Habitat for Humanity volunteer
- Realtor Service Volunteer Program (RSVP) (elderly assistance) volunteer

Call Holmes & Watson Real Estate Inspection at (408) 839 - 8378