310.922.5851 (office) 408.205.5915 (cell)

HOME INSPECTION LOS ANGELES

310.922.5851 (office) 408.205.5915 (cell)

Customer Service

When you call us for a home inspection we'll do our utmost to accommodate your time pressure and provide value for you.


We are known for great customer service, dependability and quick turnaround.


A thorough and fair home inspection will help you buy or sell with confidence.


Weekend inspections available.

Our Inspector Difference

You may count on our attention to detail and our clear report style with color photos.


Your comprehensive report is usually ready on the same day as our site visit. 


Our certified, trained and experienced inspectors carry E&O insurance with referring agent coverage.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES

We uphold the high standards of professionalism of people who refer us

We continually increase the breadth and depth of our knowledge


Member - International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)

Member - International Code Council (ICC)

About Us

We  help you understand the home systems and their current condition to  provide you with the accurate and unbiased information you need.

Home inspectors in general have widely varying qualifications, experience, reporting methods and pricing.

Corey Folsom (our chief inspector) has 8 years of experience in  construction and 15 years as a full-time property inspector having  inspected thousands of properties. He conducts real estate trainings and  has authored numerous articles.

Corey Folsom is a  graduate of Inspection Training Associates, CDW Commercial Inspection  Training, College of Eastern Utah, and the Santa Rosa Ranger Academy.

Testimonials

"Corey is responsive to requests for appointments to accommodate my schedule. He is detailed and clear in his presentation of findings. He is 100% reliable, which is why I always use his services. He has inspected properties in the $500,000- $15,000,000 range for me - I  trust him. In addition, he is a great person and someone I am proud to have as a resource for my team. Corey is simply the BEST  inspector ever." -Dana Cappiello, Sotheby’s

  

"If you are a first-time home buyer like me, Corey is the best home inspector you can have. He arrived on time and did an amazing job to document every detail. He explained everything to me and crawled under the house to check the foundation. He delivered his report the next day. It was very clear and understandable. Corey was available for a verbal follow-up. I am 100% satisfied with Corey's service. Trustworthy, excellent service with great eye for detail. Highly recommended if you want the best." -Ana Minatti, Los Angeles
 

"Corey inspected my 1910 house in Venice. His eye for detail was spectacular. His report was comprehensive and so helpful. Plus, he was amazingly nice and patient with the process and explained everything to me." -Judith Orloff, Venice
 

"Corey is by far one of the best home inspectors I have ever used. He is extremely punctual! I am always impressed with his diligence and knowledge. He has done wonders in protecting my clients from unforeseen issues!
He is able to field any questions regarding any part of the house and helps my clients feel more comfortable.
Even when we needed our reports quickly he was able to meet our deadlines when others could not. I highly recommend Corey Folsom as one of the best inspectors in California!" -Cat Greely


“As a Real Estate Agent, I've used several different inspection companies. Corey is hands-down the best one. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He gets the reports back quickly, plus they are easy to read. I highly recommend his services!” –Laura Greenberg, Sotheby’s, Pacific Palisades


"I have reviewed reports from quite a number of inspectors over the  years.  Hands down, Corey provides the best reports and service that I am aware of today." -Mark Thomason, Keller Williams
 

"I've used Corey Folsom as an inspector for many years. His knowledge and expertise are unquestionable and his frank talk refreshing. He is willing to go the extra mile to be available when my clients need him." -Kenn Ellis, Century 21
 

"I have used Corey Folsom to inspect properties over the years. He will  honestly tell you what is needed to be done and what is not absolutely necessary. He provides very good customer service." -Michaela Marek
 

"Corey is the most thorough inspector that I’ve worked with in my 17 years as a realtor." -Christine Cumming, Coldwell Banker
 

"Corey is excellent and a gentleman. He arrived at the inspection earlier than I did, while I was on time, of course. His report is professional and detailed and easy to understand. Corey is culture-sensitive. He even spelled "Thank you" in Chinese when he emailed me the report." -Xinhai
 

"Corey is by far one of the most professional individuals I have ever encountered in  any industry: He is reliable, hard working, diligent, incredibly knowledgeable, attentive and patient. He’s an excellent communicator.
Corey helped put issues into perspective so we could prioritize our goals. Corey is very knowledgeable and obviously keeps up with industry standards and new developments. Corey also made himself available to us for follow-up questions.
We were skeptical about needing an inspection, but Corey pointed out flaws that could have morphed into (expensive-to-repair) damage had we not corrected the potential problems early on. I told our realtor that unless she could produce an exceptional inspector who was the very  best, not to bother spending our money. She immediately phoned Corey. He provided critical information that gave us piece of mind and is a person we wholeheartedly recommend."
-Tess Howard
 

"This is the person that you want to perform every inspection!" -David Crandall
 

“Corey has always done a great job for us for the last 7 years. As a full-time real estate broker, finding good service providers is key. He has always been very responsive and professional. There are lots of inspectors out there. Most are good, some are VERY good. I put Corey in the latter category.” -Steve Friend

  

“When Corey does an inspection, you can feel confident that every area has been checked and he'll walk on the roof where other inspectors will just glance up and write a couple notes.

My favorite part about working with Corey is that he does an incredibly thorough job of walking through the subject property with myself and my clients, and explaining his findings in easy-to-understand language. 

The last part about working with Corey that sets him apart is that he actually cares. He takes the time to make sure that the property owner is comfortable and knowledgeable with the findings and that is the mark of a professional with a heart of gold. His work is consistently exemplary.” -Isaac Wigley


“I found Corey to be extremely easy to work with; thorough, clear, and diligent. He made the whole process easy.” -Kelly Blaser

Westside Cities

We  provide home inspections in Brentwood, Culver City, El Segundo,  Inglewood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Pacific Palisades, Palos Verdes  Estates, Playa Vista, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica,  Topanga, Venice, West Hollywood, Westchester, Westside Los Angeles,  Westwood.


We perform commercial inspections throughout California, Arizona and farther by request. Our commercial property inspection website is: www.Commercialinspection.company

Fees

There  are large differences in home inspectors. What you need is the best value for your money. Inspectors that charge very low fees usually book 3-5 inspections per day. (What do you imagine their quality to be?)  We will not rush through your inspection to "get to the next one". We  will give your home and report the attention it deserves. 

(The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of a too-cheap price is forgotten.)


California does not regulate private inspections so it’s vital that you interview any inspector based on the following list:


How much do you charge?  

This question is ultimately valid, but making sure that you’re hiring an inspector with plenty of knowledge and training means not shopping by price alone. Experienced inspectors do a better job and tend to charge a bit more. Single-familyinspections start at $425.


May I view a sample report?  

Looking at a sample report is the single best method of comparing  inspection companies. Make sure key points are easy to find and to understand. 

We avoid vague or broad terms which can be confusing. If a  sample report is not forthcoming, that is a red flag!  


How long have you been in business?

  Five years is a good minimum, but there are those who’ve been inspecting longer without initial training or continuing education. Corey Folsom has 15 years as a full-time property inspector and participates in extensive annual education.


E&O insurance?  

Your inspector should be insured for “errors and omissions” including a referring agent liability protection clause. We are also bonded and carry general liability insurance.


Are you licensed? 

California  does not have licensing for home inspection. The experience of the individual inspector  is key.  


Will I get an inspection report on site?  

No. Beware of generic inspection reports, which are hurriedly generated on site. All of the time we book with you is spent on the inspection of the property. The creation of an in-depth, detailed report takes additional hours of careful thought and consideration.

Contact Us

HOME INSPECTION LOS ANGELES

578 Washington Blvd., # 403, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, US

310.922.5851 (office) 408.205.5915 (cell)

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed