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JMS Home Inspections,LLC

Workphone: 810-599-3052

Lansing, MI 48912

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Joseph Stetor

 Certified by the International Association of Certified Home InspectorsBefore you purchase or sell your home or property, please call us. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Phone: 810-599-3052


BSME Mechanical Engineer, Licensed Builder 1992, Member International Association of Home Inspectors


Serving Lansing and all surrounding areas. We can help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.


Joe did an excellent job! He was very thorough and took his time with us. He spent over two hours on the property inspecting and then walking through the entire property with us. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We received his official report via email less then six hours after the inspection. The report was also very thorough and included photos and recommendations. We highly recommend Joe Stetor for your home inspection.
- J.S., September 2020
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, give suggestions and show me what you were looking for. I really appreciate your attention to detail and will recommend you to everyone I know!
- S.V., August 2020
Report is very clear and his follow up phone call was helpful. Would highly recommend him.
- L.M., April 2020
I really appreciated Joe coming out to inspect the house. He was very knowledgeable and I was impressed at his sharp eye. He was able to give a lot of information about the house that I would not have thought to ask. Joe checked out some issues that I was concerned about and because of his inspection I was able to move forward with full confidence! Thank you Joe.
- S.B., March 2020
Joe was extremely thorough and detailed both in person and in his reporting. He was educational throughout the inspection. Joe's responsiveness to emails has been outstanding, and I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
- H.S., Dewitt MI, March 2020
I would recommend Joe without hesitation. He was thorough and took the time to answer questions I had about our new home. Joe provided a inspection report with pictures that will be very useful for future improvements and work on the house. He's very professional and I had confidence that he didn't miss anything.
- R.T., Okemos MI, February 2020
Joe did a really thorough job of examining every part of the house I wanted to buy and then walked me through his conclusions in detailed, but completely understandable language. I would recommend him highly.
- M.J., February 2020
Excellent service, comprehensive report, and great advice for new homeowners - definitely recommend!
- S.F., Holt MI, February 2020
I would absolutely recommend Joe for a home inspection. I'm a first time home buyer and he was very thorough and explained things very well. The report he provided was fantastic and very clear. It will be used as a reference for improvements I can make now and in the future. I would encourage any home buyer to get a home inspection. It's a priceless resource and gives you the opportunity to know your new home and give it the care it needs. Thanks, Joe!!
- K., December 2019
Joe was amazingly helpful during the entire inspection process. In addition to a detailed report, he took the time to speak with us the night before with any initial concerns that we had and walked us through every issue that he noticed giving us advice on who to call and how to best deal with the issue. Highly, highly recommended.
- C.R., December 2019
Joe was very detailed and thorough in his inspection. He was very professional, answered all questions and gave a comprehensive analysis of each room. I can highly recommend him! Thank you!
- A.B., Williamston MI, October 2019
Great Job! Really thorough and professional!
- C.B., East Lansing MI, October 2019
Joe was extremely thorough and explained everything very well along the way. He was professional friendly and helpful with all of our inquiries. We are appreciative of his expertise and attention to detail.
- C.W., Laingsburg MI, September 2019
Joe is very thorough and knowledgeable will definitely be recommending him. He did an excellent job and I will only use them in the future.
- A.S., September 2019
Super informative and makes realistic suggestions to any situations. Very personable!
- M.G., Lansing MI, September 2019
Great Experience. Would definitely recommend Joe to any home buyer. Very knowledgeable, thorough, and patient.
- F.L., Okemos MI, August 2019
Thank you for providing such a thorough inspection and comprehensive review of the home we are purchasing. Given the age, you pointed out so many issues that we could not see on walk through AND your recommendations to repair/replace. This assisted us in negotiating a lower price for the home given the amount of fixes needed. You were so easy to work with, especially since we are out of town, and provided a very prompt response to all our inquiries/calls as well as quick turn around on the report. I’ve purchased multiple homes in my life and have never experienced this level of service. Impressive!
- P.C., Traverse City MI, August 2019
Great job. Thanks Joe!
- J. ., DeWitt MI, August 2019
Joe is very knowledgeable, thorough, and patient.
- S.P., Newberry MI, July 2019
Joseph was not only through and professional, he took heaps of time to show me everything. His explanations regarding issues were easily understood. THEN - the actual report he sent - was REALLY helpful. I would not hesitate to use him in any and all home inspections. A really great individual.
- D.M., June 2019
Joe was incredibly thorough, reliable and knowledgable. We felt confident in his expertise and ability to accurately communicate his findings to support our home purchase. We would highly recommend Joe to others!
- D.P., May 2019
Joe was terrific. He checked everything as I went along with him. He was able to point out any problems and explain what caused the problems. I would recommend him to anyone. I am really glad that he inspected the condo that my wife and myself are purchasing. Thank you Joe!!!!!
- R.T., March 2019
We really enjoyed the room-to-room walk-through at the end. Our knowledge of homes/structures/appliances isn't great so all of the knowledge transfer opportunities were very helpful, as well as everything in the report.
- R.G., March 2019
Outstanding. Joseph took his time time to evaluate the home. Afterwards, he explained everything that I needed to know while taking his time until I understood.
- L.P., March 2019
Joe was the perfect mix of professional and friendly. We felt very confident in his report and would certainly use him again. Very glad our realtor recommended him. A+++
- R.G., Livonia MI, March 2019
I was very happy with the inspection, it was comprehensive, top to bottom, and thorough, very detailed. And the explanations were knowledgeable and to the point.
- R.L., March 2019
Thank you Joe for your in-depth inspection. We trusted your information and declined to buy the property based on pictures and discussion with you. The issues were things we hadn?t even seen when going through the home. Thank you, job well done.
- B.G., Dewitt MI, February 2019
excellent communication of findings
- J.B., February 2019
Very happy to be working with you on another inspection. Always appreciate your care to walk through things and offer ideas and approaches for sensible remediation. Used your list on our last house as a starting point for good things to fix. Thanks!
- B.I., East Lansing MI, January 2019
Joe took a tremendous amount of time walking us through the house with very clear and thorough explanations. He not only showed us current issues but told us about things that may come up in the future. He also provided tips for easy repairs to fix little problems. It is obvious that Joe is talented and passionate about what he does. Thanks Joe!
- M.P., January 2019
Kind, patient, meticulous, and communicated in a way I could understand. A great experience!
- D.C., January 2019
Joe does a great jog arriving early and doing what needs to be done prior to th customer arriving. Very detailed report which makes it easy to use to ask for things. Pictures are great they tell exactly what needs to be done. Another thing joe gets on the roof that a lot of inspectors are not doing now. The best.
- T.B., December 2018
Joe inspected a 1940s house (a property with a lot of issues) for me. He did a very thorough and professional job - we spent 4 hours walking though the property; the time flew. He was helpful and straightforward in discussing all the issues in a clear way and he took time to answer all my dumb questions. He sent me the written inspection report early the next day which reflected everything we had discussed and also lots of issues that I had forgotten about. Joe has decades of experience, he is easy to talk to, very straightforward, and helpful. I recommend him most highly.
- D.R., Brookings SD, November 2018
I?m a first time homebuyer and Joe made sure I understand everything we went over. I asked many questions and he continued to reassure me that the only stupid question, is the question that?s not asked. He did a great job and I?d definitely recommended him.
- R.F., November 2018
Joe was professional, experienced, and extremely helpful in explaining the home inspection process to us.
- T.B., Lansing MI, November 2018
I would HIGHLY recommend Joe Stetor! He was patient, thorough and extremely informative.
- E.E., October 2018
Appreciate the detailed assessment you provided on every aspect of the property and issues that needed to be addressed. Of the 12+ home inspectors with whom I have dealt in the past (both purchase and sale), you rank in the top two. I also appreciate the time you took to go over the most important items that needed attention. Many thanks
- A.D., September 2018
We so appreciated your time. It was refreshing to have someone who was knowledgeable, through and did a wonderful job of explaining the findings. very satisfied with the service provided.
- B.G., September 2018
Joe did a great job. His explanations were very detailed, but in terms we could easily understand. He carefully inspected every nook and cranny, and reported every issue that we needed to be aware of.
- O.S., Mason MI, September 2018
Joe did a great job explaining things and making sure I understood everything he observed. I felt he conducted a thorough inspection.
- H.N., August 2018
Joe was amazing! From the initial phone call to get the process started all the way thru to the end. He made me feel like an actual human and taught me things instead of just speaking at me. This is my husband and I's first home and we are very nervous and excited about everything going on and Joe really took his time to make sure we knew every little crack and crevasse of our new home. We were referred to him from my in-laws and have already referred him to our best friends for their first home as well.
- J.C., August 2018
Joe did a wonderful job inspecting our home. He took the time to go over everything with us and made sure we understood what the details were. He also gave us some great tips about some maintenance on the house.
- A.K., August 2018
Joe was very thorough and knew his information very well.
- H.W., Cincinnati OH, August 2018
Dear Joseph Stetor Your genuine dedication to providing relevant assessment is awesome Keep up with this great assets I was so pleased with your service and won't hesitate to recommend your service to my friends Best regards
- M.D., August 2018
Joe went above and beyond what our expectations were for this inspection. He demonstrated great attention to detail throughout the entire process and provided my wife and I with useful tips and how to remedy common fixes around the house. Joe was extremely professional and let us know that if we had any questions after we moved in about anything, that he would be more than happy to answer them. The report is very detailed and left us feeling very confident and reassured with the home prior to moving in. Thanks for all your help and expertise Joe! -Dave and Jenn
- D.K., July 2018
Thank you for inspecting the house for me. I appreciated how thorough you are. It's nice to have someone with years of practice and who has seen many different scenarios.
- S.C., July 2018
Joe was very thorough with the inspection from the beginning to end. He provided us with suggestions on how to resolve minor issues with our house. Thank you Joe you were amazing!
- R.M., Holland MI, June 2018
Joe was thorough, informative and did a great job of communicating in every day English instead of using trade jargon. He showed me how his findings would impact daily life.
- M.W., May 2018
Joe was amazing, he thoroughly inspected the home, and then did a great job presenting and explaining current (and potential) issues he found throughout the house. I was very pleasantly surprised by the detail and content of his report, the images that he included were excellent. Working with Joe made me feel like a much better educated buyer and now I really know what I'm buying, I can't thank him enough.
- T.W., April 2018
Very knowledgeable and thorough in his inspection. Joe took time to point out any problem areas and things to do in the future that would help any new or potential problems. His report is a great tool to remind me of any corrections that need to be made. Thanks Joe for the professional service.
- D.S., March 2018
As a first time home buyer Joe walked me through everything and explained things in a way I could understand and was never demeaning to me for not understanding something. I highly recommend Joe to anyone who needs an inspection done!
- M.G., March 2018
You were a great help to us in fact so much so that we backed out of purchasing the house. Thanks.
- C.M., March 2018
Thank you Joe. I was very impressed with your professionalism and thoroughness. You have a very nice way about you and you made the experience easy.
- T.B., March 2018
Joe was very patient and thorough. Arrived early and inspected the home then walked us through each room and explained findings whether good or bad. Also answered all of our questions.
- R.J., March 2018
Hi Joe, it was great meeting you and having you perform the home inspection. Everything was explained in great detail and easy for me to understand! As a first time, Single, buyer, I feel like you definitely had my best interests first and foremost! I would highly recommend you for anyone in need of a nice, good, and honest home inspector! Thank you! Jackie
- J.S., March 2018
I am in Florida and was not able to be present for inspection. That being said, Joe completely put my mind at ease with his thoroughness and attention to detail and answered all my questions by phone. Very knowledgeable and would recommend him to my friends.
- J.A., February 2018
Thanks so much for a detailed inspection. All my questions were answered and it was obvious Joe knew his stuff. I learned a lot about the future care and upkeep of my (hopefully) new home as well!
- D.A., February 2018
Joe did a great job inspecting our home. He was not only very thorough and knowledgeable, he was prompt and professional. He inspected the home at noon, and a detailed inspection report was emailed to us that evening. I would highly recommended Joe for your home inspection!
- N.S., February 2018
Joe was incredibly detailed and thorough in his inspection. He also went out of his way to make sure all our questions were answered. We recommend his services anytime! Thanks, Joe!
- S.G., January 2018
Joe spent as much time as I wanted (which was several hours) to ensure all of my questions and concerns were answered. Joe was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone.
- E.W., December 2017
Joe, you were fantastic! Very thorough and very helpful. I appreciated your diligence in taking all the extra time to uncover the cause of the water damage near the shower. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know buying a house.
- J.K., October 2017
I was impressed with Joe's thoroughness and attention to detail. Joe got to our inspection early and did the majority of the work before we arrived. Once we arrived, Joe took us through, room-by-room, and explained everything. Some of what he explained for just an FYI (i.e. here is the water shut-off switch), which is very helpful. Joe went through everything that was going to be in the report, and made sure to answer any questions that we had. The formal report came within a few hours of leaving the house. Joe even made a note that we could call him in the future with any questions or issues too. I am very happy with our inspection.
- J.M., October 2017
Thanks so much for inspecting the house on Foxcroft Joe. My dad and I were more than impressed with your thoroughness and attention to detail. You took precious time out of your day to make sure we were well aware of everything going on in the house. You did an excellent job! If this house falls through, we would love for you to inspect our next one. Thanks again.
- A.I., August 2017
Thanks so much for inspecting the house on Foxcroft Joe. My dad and I were more than impressed with your thoroughness and attention to detail. You took precious time out of your day to make sure we were well aware of everything going on in the house. You did an excellent job! If this house falls through, we would love for you to inspect our next one. Thanks again.
- A.I., August 2017
Joe was so helpful and thorough! We really appreciated being able to go around the house with him and ask questions along the way. He is extremely knowledgable and really made us feel confident in our understanding of what was going on. Thank you!
- K.M., August 2017
Thorough and was very patient with questions and suggestions as to how to resolve the issues found, etc.
- P.M., July 2017
Joe was incredibly detailed and thorough in his inspection. He checked every faucet and drain as well as every outlet and light fixture. After the inspection, I received an in-depth report including pictures with multiple angles of the issue at hand. I was able to clearly understand the work that needed to be done to correct the issues. I would highly recommend Joe to any of my family or friends!
- S.F., June 2017
Very professional, thorough and personable. He took the time to explain what his process was and what it would Include and not include. In addition, he kept his explanations simple and easy to understand.
- L.P., June 2017
Mr. Stetor was extremely thorough and did a wonderful job explaining things to us. In addition, he is extremely friendly, and offered to answer any questions we may have down the road. We very much appreciate his help and expertise!
- S.S., June 2017
My wife and I were very pleased with how thorough and knowledgeable Mr. Stetor was. Thanks again Joseph. The Hendrickson's
- p.H., May 2017
Very knowledgeable and thorough. Joe spent a lot of time explaining things to us.
- M.C., May 2017
Joe was great to work with and very good at sharing info about the home's condition and future upkeep. We had him inspect one home with many issues and decided to withdraw from our purchase agreement. We then were able to schedule another inspection on short notice of a house in better condition and we are looking forward to moving into our new home shortly. Thanks, Joe!
- K.B., April 2017
Thanks, Joe! You were very helpful with all of our questions and concerns about the house.
- K.B., April 2017
Thank you, Joe, for allowing us to observe your inspection and for taking the time to describe your findings and recommendations in each room. We learned a lot about our house and feel confident that we are informed and secure as new owners. We will definitely recommend you to others!
- V.Y., March 2017
Joe, I appreciate you being so detail oriented. You relieved a lot of anxiety about purchasing our home. Thank you!
- A.Z., March 2017
Joe was Vern through, kind and prompt. Did a great job.
- D.R., March 2017
This is my second time experience he did excellent job on first house and found an major issue with house so I chose not to buy house thank to Mr. Joseph. When I found a second home to look I didn't hesitate to call Mr. Joseph to inspect it again, he did and through inspection as usually he does and I was satisfied. I would highly recommend him to all.
- G.J., February 2017
Joe was very thorough, professional and made us feel comfortable. We got our inspection the very same day!! Digital pics were great quality and the edits he did left no questions! Thank you so very much!
- A.P., February 2017
Joe did a great job. Very thorough and knowledgeable.
- J.R., February 2017
Hi, my experience with Mr. Joseph was so professional and yet so easy and relaxed, he did such a good job on the home and simplified complicated things so that I could uunderstand it, report was easy to anderstand and very complete, while inspecting he found meny Little and one big issue that escaped my observations. He is so friendly and easy going I highly recommend him, don't go further, call Mr. Joesph you'll not regret.
- G.J., February 2017
Thank you for a very thorough inspection on our new house. Thank you for spending the time to explain your findings and help us to understand there importance to our family. Kudos on a very good program. Easy to use and understand. Tim and Rene'e Weirauch
- T.W., January 2017
He's the best inspector in town!
- D.P., Okemos MI, January 2017
I am a first time home buyer and dreaded trying to find a good, trustworthy inspector that would look out for my best interests and still be fair and honest. Joe was the first person I called and I could not have been happier. We spent a long time on the phone during that initial call and it was his willingness to answer questions and attention to details that made me hire him. He promptly returns calls, was early to the inspection, took his time reviewing everything and more importantly he took his time explaining in great detail his thoughts, concerns and reasons behind everything he was worried about and why he was not worried about other things. For a single female buying her first home,he made me feel confident in my investment and confident that I understood the minor work that must be done after I purchase the home. You can rest assured he will do a good and thorough job for your inspection and I highly recommend him.
- S.P., January 2017
We have nothing but positive things to say about Joseph. He was fast, flexible, kind, and thorough. He even agreed to come back a different day to follow up on some concerns that my husband and I had about the crawl space in our future home. The report was detailed and included clear pictures, which are going to be extremely helpful as we move forward with renovations on our new home. We would certainly recommend him.
- N.M., December 2016
You were very thorough, and I appreciate you taking the time to really explain every little issue.
- S.B., December 2016
Thanks for all the info that helped us make a important decision! Truly appreciated.
- E.M., December 2016
He is very thorough, trustworthy,knowledgeable and we highly recommend him.
- G.M., December 2016
Joe was very thorough and went above & beyond my expectations. As a first time home buyer, he was willing to explain some routine maintenance that I will need to do on my home. He paid attention to detail and I feel confident in his work.
- P.F., November 2016
Joe was very informative. He was able to answer all of my questions, he informed me of possible remedies, and offered further assistance if need be. Thank you very much Joe!
- M.R., November 2016
Joe provides a thorough inspection and clear explanations of both his process and findings. He's experienced, thoughtful, a good listener, and provides excellent follow through. We would highly recommend Joe.
- M.V., September 2016
Thanks for the thorough inspection.
- D.H., September 2016
Joe is terrific, highly recommend him, he is experienced, detailed and systematic. Those traits alone are minimum requirements as far as I'm concerned. The strength that makes Joe great and among the best choices for your home inspection, is his passion for his job and desire to make sure you know all about your potential purchase. Great job Joe, Thank you.
- D.S., September 2016
Was very informational and in depth with every aspect of the inspection
- J.H., August 2016
Joe did an awesome job. He was thorough and walked us through his whole inspection. He made me think about being his apprentice and becoming an inspector! Great job!
- M.R., August 2016
Very thorough and answered all our questions in a way which we could understand. Our experience with Joe was very positive.
- R.K., August 2016
Joe was very thorough and detailed in his inspection. He took his time to take us through each room and point out what he found. He answered all of our questions and took the time to explain and educate us on how things worked in the house. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone in need of an inspection.
- L.D., July 2016
Very detailed inspection and answered all of our questions. Would highly recommend!
- R.D., July 2016
Joe was extremely thorough and explained everything in a clear, detailed manner. I highly recommend Joe!
- J.W., July 2016
It was a pleasure to meet and work with Joseph Stetor. Mr. Stetor is friendly, courteous, and very knowledgeable home inspector. He answered all my questions thoroughly. He explained how a seemingly complicated gas-hot water heating system works in a way that was easy for me to understand. As a result, he help take the mystery out of it and I'm now less intimidated by the heating system. He's given me a better overall understanding of how the house functions. That said, although I'm very satisfied with my working relationship with Mr. Stetor, if pressed, I would offer one suggestion as an area of improvement which would be that, in future, to be sure to spell-check client's name when editing the final inspection report. My final inspection report shows my first name as: "Jospeh". Know it's a minor error, but was surprised that it was misspelled nonetheless.
- J.H., July 2016
Joe has inspected two houses for me after I made offer to two houses within a month. I back out of first house deal because the cost for repair or upgrade work is over my budget. I credit to Joe’s very thorough inspection report which has helped me estimate the overall cost associated with the house purchase. Joe is a knowledgeable and experienced home inspector with construction and engineering background. He is courteous and was a pleasure to work with. His inspection report is the best I've seen. It is very thorough with photos & detailed annotations. He provides recommendation for improvement or repair items. He also coordinated pest inspection schedule for me so that the two inspectors can perform inspection at the same time. It eliminated multiple scheduling, trips, and save time for all parties involved - inspectors, sellers, buyers, & realtors. He provided me inspection report less than 24 hours after the inspection. These prompt action sped up the home purchase process. It allowed us to take action and respond to the purchase agreement terms within specified short time frame. I am very appreciative that Joe gave me free radon test as courtesy for the second house inspection. I am happy to say that the second deal got thru and I will have new home to move in soon. I certainly recommend him to others.
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