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Gregg Traum

Your 1st Choice in home & property inspections. Services include an unbiased inspection from the ground to the roof. A full digitized report with colored photos delivered on site on a flash drive for your review to protect your most important investment so that you may make an informed decision of your purchase.


Ca Lic Gen Cont.,Roofing Cont.,Termite Operator and Licensed Real Estate Agt, InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector


The most qualified unbiased home inspection services. A full digitized report including colored photos delivered on site for your review. From ground to roof inspection services to protect you and your most major investment..


Great job. Attention to detail and was very clear with his explanation. Highly recommend.
- P.K., August 2023
Gregg was very thorough and helpful in explaining the issues found during the home inspection. Photos were clear and substantiated the descriptions. He was a pleasure to work with.
- L.T., July 2023
It was a pleasure working with Gregg. Excellent customer service and fast response, clear, easy to understand, and well-organized inspection report. Excellent Job!! Thank you Gregg Jorge St.
- J.S., June 2023
Gregg was very thorough and took the time to explain his findings in detail.
- D.J., April 2023
Gregg Traum was professional and careful. The inspection was very thorough. Gregg checked items I would not have expected in a typical home inspection. At the end of the inspection, he went over all of the recommendations and answered all of our questions. The report that was generated is easy to understand and well organized. I would highly recommend Gregg to any needing a home inspection.
- P.N., April 2023
Gregg was great - a definite 10 star job. He was thorough and explained everything that was of concern. Thanks Gregg!!!
- B.W., April 2023
5 stars. He explained everything so even I could understand!
- D.B., March 2023
Greg was fantastic! Inspection was thorough and comprehensive. He explained issues completely while showing digital images. My wife and I have bought and sold ten homes in our lifetime and this has been the best inspection and inspector we've ever experienced. We absolutely recommend Greg to anyone needing home inspection.
- D.A., February 2023
Gregg is extremely thorough and explains his findings and recommendations clearly! He is also very fast in completing his final report and getting it to his clients!
- H.W., San Jose CA, October 2022
I learned a lot with Gregg's details and explanations. He was very helpful!!
- M.B., October 2022
Gregg is incredibly detail-oriented and is highly knowledgeable. He goes far beyond the minimum requirements to ensure that he's identified any issues ranging from critical safety issues to minor cosmetic defects. Gregg is also a great communicator, and did a thorough job of presenting the inspection results to us prior to issuing the report. Absolutely phenomenal work: Thank you Gregg!!
- E.P., August 2022
We would never use anyone but Gregg for our home inspections, he is very professional and very thorough! We have had him do 2 inspections for us and he does a great job. Thank you, Patrick Corbett
- P.C., August 2022
Gregg Traum is the best home inspector I've had in over 20+ years
- L.G., Newport Beach CA, August 2022
Gregg is a consummate professional. He did a fantastic job on our home inspection, and we could not be happier. Gregg is very thorough and pleasant to work with. He is very personable and has a great sense of humor. Gregg, thank you for the detail report, and the suggestions contained within and an extremely thorough and comprehensive report. You are the definition of excellence. We would highly recommend you to anyone we know who is buying a home for a home inspection. Thank you for the amazing service! Brian and Sherie
- B.G., June 2022
Gregg was extremely knowledgeable and covered a ton of ground in one day at the property. We were thoroughly impressed by his service!
- D.G., May 2022
I've had many home inspections and Gregg was among the very best. Professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and very approachable. It was a joy to work with Gregg.
- M.L., May 2022
Gregg was great. He was extremely thorough and went over the report with me. He made things clear and easy to understand. He was great!
- C.W., May 2022
Gregg was great! He was very thorough and explain the various aspects of the inspection report in clear, concise and, most importantly, understandable terms. He took his time to answer all questions and was extremely polite and courteous. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. Rich
- R.H., May 2022
Gregg was prompt, friendly, focused, detailed, and provided an exactly report and verbal understand of issues.
- V.H., April 2022
Gregg was extremely thorough and professional. Would recommend to anyone who needs a home inspection.
- M.M., February 2022
Gregg did a fantastic job. He was thorough and took the time to explain to me his findings and recommended actions at the end of the inspection. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family needing a home inspection in the future.
- G.B., Newport Beach CA, February 2022
Gregg was incredibly thorough, knowledgeable and helpful. And just a really good guy. Highly recommend him and would use again.
- D.D., February 2022
I greatly appreciated the detailed photos of everything found.
- C.P., December 2021
Gregg was very professional and detailed. He spent time to explain every item in his report for me and my husband. This was the third time I was using this company and I was very happy every single time. I definitely recommend them to all my fiends and family and use them in future as well.
- N.P., November 2021
Gregg did a fantastic job! He was thorough, efficient, and knowledgeable about all aspects of homes! We were so happy he was able to fit us into his schedules. All his reviews are great for a reason. He knows the Costa Mesa area well and can provide input specific to issues typical to homes in the area. Thank you Gregg!
- L.M., August 2021
Gregg did a very thorough report and inspection! He explained it all to us in fine detail, ensuring all questions were answered so we felt totally comfortable with the information presented. We would highly recommend Gregg!
- S.W., July 2021
Gregg was great to work with and really took the time to walk me through all of the findings in his report with a great overview and summary at the end.
- S.C., May 2021
Gregg was great and very thorough. A true professional! Thank you Gregg!
- J.K., April 2021
Gregg was extremely thorough, knowledgeable, professional, and prompt. He cares about the safety of the home and the people living in it. I would HIGHLY recommend Gregg for your home inspection needs.
Gregg was very through in all areas of the inspection. Friendly and professional. Was helpful in pointing out the items needing attention. Highly recommend his service.
- S.S., March 2021
Gregg was thorough and efficient. He explained clearly all the issues that he had observed along with what is recommended to mitigate them. His report was ready right after the inspection. The report was detailed, well organized and accompanied by high quality photos. We highly recommend him for home inspections.
- R.B., February 2021
Greg, Thank You for another Thorough Inspection.
- C.M., San Juan Capistrano CA, February 2021
Gregg was very clear and patient to explain the findings. I will totally recommend him!
- M.G., February 2021
He was great. Saw everything that needed repair. Went over everything with me is great detail
- G.J., February 2021
Very professional and thorough. He did a great job
- R.M., January 2021
Very professional, kind, thorough and knowledgeable about all inspection findings. So grateful for Gregg and would 100% recommend him to any of our family and friends!
- J.M., January 2021
Gregg was highly professional and incredibly knowledgeable. My wife and I are very thankful to have had him for our inspection.
- J.A., November 2020
I would absolutely recommend Gregg, he was very thorough with the report and he made sure we understood what everything meant and we asked questions and he had answers. It was a great experience!!
- Y.T., November 2020
He was awesome and so detailed!
- K.T., October 2020
Gregg was thorough and thoroughly explained his findings as well as what the needs for repair / replace of items and estimate of costs with each item. I would highly recommend him for home inspections prior to purchasing of a home ... especially an older home.
- L.J., September 2020
Gregg is probably the most professional, thorough home inspector I have ever used . My wife and I have bought about 7 homes. This is the second time we have utilized his service. He saved us from buying a disaster a couple of years ago. I cannot recommend him high enough. I will contact him every time I need a home inspection.
- J.T., August 2020
Very detailed and methodical. Helpful suggestions
- M.G., June 2020
As a first-time homebuyer, a home inspection can be nerve wracking. Gregg was on point in his report and friendly. He arrived early to get the job done! He made the experience painless, and his report is very helpful with pictures and details of his findings.
- L.B., May 2020
The Inspection Report that Gregg provided to us was thorough and transparent. I appreciated his honest opinion and recommendations on how to ensure the house was safe and ready to move in.
- T.H., April 2020
Gregg was very thorough with his inspection of the property we were looking to buy. He gave me a real understanding of the issues with the home and the way to move forward with repairs and basic fixes. I would highly recommend his services.
- S.J., March 2020
Very thorough and helpful understanding any issues with the home. Highly recommend!
- J.R., March 2020
Gregg was very thorough & very professional. It was an extreme pleasure to meet such an upstanding, honest & experienced gentleman. Can’t say enough good things about Gregg. Would highly recommend. Five ??.
- T.T., February 2020
Gregg was a pleasure to deal with. He is very professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of home inspection and offered several suggestions that will save me time and money. I now have a good grasp of what is now going on with the home. I am easily able to prioritize needed updates and repairs that will keep my home protected and safe for years to come. I would definitely use Gregg Traum for any future inspections.
- L.R., January 2020
Gregg did an outstanding job of the inspection of the house we were considering buying, we had toured the home a couple times and thought we had spotted things that needed addressed, but he found and explained things to us that we would have never dreamed about looking for. Very thankful for his professional opinion and how he took the time to go over every detail of the inspection report. Worth every bit of the cost of the inspection would not hesitate to use Gregg on any inspections.
- R.S., December 2019
Thank you for your thoroughness. Your inspection was excellent and pointed out many things I didn't even consider to look at. I appreciate your attention to detail.
- B.C., December 2019
Very knowledgeable and professional. Nice reporting system with automatic build of the repair request list... Thanks Greg!
- J.R., Laguna Niguel CA, November 2019
Gregg is incredible! So thorough and honest. I completely trust him and his recommendations. He catches even the smallest details. I would recommend Gregg to anyone needing a home inspection!
- A.D., November 2019
Greg did an exceptional job and was totally thorough. He pointed out a list of things we can upgrade and we're extremely happy with the service! Chrysteen & Larry Braun
- L.B., November 2019
Gregg was thorough, thoughtful, inclusive and informative. His final inspection presentation was careful, methodical and full of visuals and helpful information based on his years of experience. Having Gregg as our inspector made a challenging process much easier.
- K.G., November 2019
Wonderful job Gregg! Thanks again.
- M.H., August 2019
gregg is amazing and i will absolutely be using him again. thank you, gregg, for your thoroughness and kindness through a stressful time for buyers.
- C.D., August 2019
Gregg was thorough, informative and helpful. He made sure that we were understood the whole inspection and was easy to work with.
- M.G., Newport Beach CA, August 2019
Thank you ! i know I am not the easiest client and you worked with me!! thank you!
- K.U., August 2019
Appeared very knowledgeable and thorough. Gave excellent descriptions and explanations.
- V.K., August 2019
Gregg Traum is the ultimate professional. Very friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. I was very pleased with the speed and depth of service provided by Gregg Traum. I will gladly recommend him to any potential homeowner. He will protect your best interests.
- S.B., July 2019
This was the most impressive home inspection we have ever had! Gregg was thorough, impressed us with his ability to complete the report on site giving us not only a verbal review of the report in person, but also the report on a memory stick and now access to the report online. The report is exceptionally thorough and easy to follow. Extremely impressive!
- J.W., July 2019
Very nice guy and did a very nice inspec tion follwoed by a detailed overview in persona nd asked if we had any questions. Also he was prompt which is very important to me.
- S.K., July 2019
Gregg did a fantastic job! Extremely thorough and detail oriented. Gave a straightforward and comprehensive report and took the time to make sure I understood everything he found. Was a pleasure to work with - Highly recommended!
- B.P., July 2019
Gregg was very knowledgable and took the time to explain in detail any issues that came up during the inspection. He was thorough and straightforward, and I would absolutely recommend him to a friend.
- M.R., July 2019
Very thorough inspection and explanation of identified issues.
- J.K., Lake Forest CA, June 2019
Hi Gregg Excellent Job! Really appreciate you taking the time to explain the details of the inspection. Thank you. Sincerely, Rob
- R.P., June 2019
Gregg was wonderful and thorough. Thank you!
- G.H., May 2019
Great work. Great attention to detail and communication.
- J.B., April 2019
I have been in Real Estate for 23 years and Gregg is one of the best inspectors I have seen work. Extremely thorough without being an alarmist. Very knowledgeable about the systems in a home as well as the current codes pertaining to them. Very helpful with suggestions for correcting any issues. I would highly recommend Gregg.
- S.R., April 2019
Thank you for your thorough and professional inspection. You had a keen eye too for ceiling leaks and other hidden issues. I also really like your online management and digital Home Gauge software.
- M.H., March 2019
Greg was very thorough and efficient. You sat with me immediately afterwards and went through the entire report (even gave me a thumb drive) and then we were done! Thank you, Gregg!
- T.H., March 2019
Excellent thorough work and great communicator!
- S.G., March 2019
His inspection recap meeting was very informative and easy to understand. His recommendations were also very helpful. Thank you!
- C.S., March 2019
Very detailed and took time to explain everything and answer questions
- A.C., February 2019
Very pleasant and easy to work with. Thorough and easy to understand explanations of report
- S.M., February 2019
Gregg did a superb job walking me through everything he found. As a first time home buyer, his expertise was invaluable!
- M.S., January 2019
Great was the bright spot of the entire day.
- D.B., January 2019
Very thorough and very professional. Gregg explains things well. I would definitely recommend him. Nice guy, too!
- E.M., January 2019
Gregg is very thorough and took the time to explain everything to me. He has a contractor's background which allowed him to better explain what was an issue and what wasn't.
- M.P., November 2018
Gregg was extremely thorough and professional and we are very happy with his inspection on our new home. Thank you Gregg!
- K.J., November 2018
Awesome inspector!
- S.B., Capistrano Beach CA, October 2018
Gregg was fast, efficient and communicated all repairs needed for our new house very clearly. Thanks Gregg!
- C.N., October 2018
did a very detail and good job.
- D.L., October 2018
Gregg, you were amazing! Thorough, caring and highly professional! I couldn't have asked for a more qualified home inspection report, very grateful for all your expertise. Thank you so much!
- I.T., October 2018
Gregg was on time and very professional, he was very thorough and wasn't upset when I stopped him to ask questions. His report was easy to read and understand, and easy to navigate. I would diffidently would recommend him to anyone needed a inspection. Mark S
- M.S., October 2018
It is absolutely a pleasure to work with Gregg, who is responsive, respectful and professional. His attention to detail is amazing. We know we are in good hands.
- Y.Z., October 2018
Gregg was very upfront and clear with me on everything that he recommended to be replaced, He was very thorough in his home inspection and answered any questions I had throughout the process. I would highly recommend Gregg to anyone of my friends or family members for their home inspections.
- N.H., September 2018
Gregg was very thorough and explained everything he found from his report. His report was detailed but easy to understand, from the minor issues to the more urgent problems, Gregg helped me to understand all.
- D.J., September 2018
Mr Traum made us feel good about the findings he found with the house.He showed us picture of what he found and pictures on what it should be so there was no question.He was straight forward on every question we asked about the inspection.I will use him again if needed.
- G.C., September 2018
Hi Gregg, We appreciate your thorough inspection and also for pointing out all the issues that were missed by termite inspection. Respectfully, Shadi and Ali
- S.M., September 2018
Gregg, it was so nice to have met you yesterday. I'm really glad Jason selected you to inspect the home. You were awesome! Don't change a thing, even the seller was impressed after you left. Thank you Gregg. Godspeed to you sir!
- M.O., September 2018
Very helpful and thorough presentation! Answered all our questions fully and explained everything as much as we needed. Thank you!
- M.C., September 2018
Great job. Gregg had my best interest in mind!
- S.B., August 2018
Gregg was great! Was very detailed, thorough, and knowledgeable in his field. My husband and I felt very comfortable with his recommendations and follow up. I would recommend Gregg and 1st a choice to anyone!
- T.V., August 2018
Thank you Gregg for your efficiency and guidance through our home inspection this weekend. Your report was very thorough and helpful!! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!
- K.G., July 2018
I think Gregg did a great job. He was very thorough, and when he was finished he explained everything very clearly. When he was done and was leaving we had a question and he came back in and showed us exactly what he had been referring to in the report.overall, I felt he did a fine job.
- E.N., Laguna Niguel CA, June 2018
He found a lot of things large and small that a casual buyer would not see. He also explained everything well and provided helpful tips about these items. The photo were good and necessary. His manner and disposition are very good. I would have no reservation about recommending his service to other buyers. Thank You,
- R.B., May 2018
Very thorough inspection. Gregg presents the results in a clear and understandable way.
- D.P., April 2018
Gregg was great and very detail on every aspect about the house. Thanks for great job, Gregg!
- B.K., April 2018
Gregg did a very thorough inspection of the property we intend to buy, explained his findings in details, and also provided recommendations regarding the items that are not subject to general inspection. Thank you!
- A.Z., April 2018