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JMS Home Inspections,LLC

http://jmshomeinspection.com

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

Qualifications:

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

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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.


Testimonials

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 Joes 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.
- , June 2016
Joe was very knowledgeable and answered any question that was asked of him. He was very courteous and really seemed to take him time and make sure that any issue that he saw he explained thoroughly. He was also very detailed in his reporting and very thorough in that process. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an inspector and also would use him in the future if the need for an inspector should arise.
- D.E., June 2016
The home inspection was excellent! Joe Stetor looked at all of the home systems: roof, electrical, heating and cooling, water, windows, walls, ceilings, etc. After his inspection, he took me on a tour of the inside and outside of the house, identified all the problems, and made suggestions for fixes and improvements. He provided a complete written report of everything he did with photos of things that need to be fixed. Joe is extremely knowledgeable and has excellent customer relation skills. I'd give him a five star recommendation!
- , May 2016
You were very thorough and taught us a lot about the house. Thank you!
- C.B., May 2016
Joe was extremely thorough and diligent in his inspection. He did not rush the work, but took the time to go through every room and explain what he inspected as well as his findings. What was even more impressive was that he explained how to maintain and care for many of the appliances, flooring, and other areas around the home. With his useful website and detailed report, I am confident not to miss or forget anything that he advised during his inspection. I would highly recommend Joe to any of my family or friends.
- D.G., May 2016
Joe Stetor is highly professional and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the home. His inspection is very thorough, and each detail is explained clearly with a pictorial view. As an engineer and builder, Joe is exceptionally well qualified and his extensive knowledge is reflected in his home inspection report. Joe has a very personal touch with his clients, and he takes the time to explain every detail when his clients seek clarification. Joe Stetor stands out as the best home inspector I have worked with. No doubt, I highly recommend him to other home buyers.
- J.K., May 2016
Joe was extremely thorough and client-centered. I would hire Joe again, no question.
- M.B., April 2016
Joe has a great personality, he was able to fit our inspection right into his schedule. I felt like he was very thorough in his explanations both in the report and in reviewing each room with us. He explained everything and answered our many questions. I would definitely contact him again - and recommend him to any of our home buying friends! The only item I had that was a surprise to me was that the Air unit did not get tested (made sense due to outside temps). But it hadn't dawned on me until I read it in the report.
- F.V., March 2016
Been in Law Enforcement for over 40 years now. I was impressed at how diligent he was. He was a strong advocate for the buyer!
- K.M., March 2016
Joseph was very thorough and helpful.
- B.B., February 2016
Joe is thorough, professional, and able to explain his findings to me. I'm confident that he did a great job. I feel that I can go forward with my purchase knowing almost everything that needs attention. Thanks Joe!
- S.D., February 2016
Joe provided a thorough and profession home inspection. The time spent to explain the findings was very valuable to us. From the documented inspection we are able to make an objective decision on our home purchase.
- C.B., February 2016
The home inspection that Joe performed was comprehensive and thorough. The report was detailed and relevant. Joe was very professional, explained the relevant issues as he went along in the inspection and punctual. I would absolutely use him again and recommend him to anyone.
- J.R., January 2016
The home inspection that Joe performed was comprehensive and thorough. The report was detailed and relevant. Joe was very professional, explained the relevant issues as he went along in the inspection and punctual. I would absolutely use him again and recommend him to anyone.
- J.R., January 2016
Joe did a great job. He did a very thorough inspection and then walked us through every step of the process from top to bottom, inside and outside and pointed out every issue and suggested a repair where it was a minor problem we could fix ourselves. Very patient and willing to spend as much time as needed to make sure we understood each item. Couldn't get anyone better.
- C.H., December 2015
Joe, Thank you for your inspection on our purchased home property. We felt that your report was thorough with adding the pest inspection and radon test. We both appreciate your extended time completing our inspection. Terri & Jim B.
- J.B., November 2015
great job, extremely detailed.
- L.S., October 2015
Excellent! Very complete inspection with many helpful tips.
- C.D., September 2015
As a doc they teach us to have a disciplined approach to figuring things out. I was glad to see your standard approach and to see how thorough you are. I have had in retrospect, poor quality inspections, and this was very good. I would definitely recommend you to others.
- C.P., September 2015
Joe! Many thanks for your impressively detailed inspection and your willingness to explain even the smallest details. Your inspection report is now the hit list I will probably use for years to identify my next home improvement projects. Thanks again!
- C.S., August 2015
Joe was an is an excellent inspector. Me and my wife commented on how thorough and detailed he was in the inspection of our new house. He also want out of his way and spent more time with us then any other inspectors did and he answered all of our questions. He is an awesome inspector and would gladly recommend him to any of my friends or family members that are purchasing a home. He also was very friendly and amicable and humorous. I liked that in Joe he was very professional but also very caring as though this was his home.
- B.S., August 2015
Very helpful, honest and upfront with everything would not use any other inspector
- J.D., July 2015
Joe has inspected all our homes thus far. He's amazing and does an expectional job on checking the home. We highly recommend him.
- R.C., July 2015
Very detailed and thorough. Highly knowledgeable and kind.
- J.R., June 2015
Joe was early, thorough and took the time to explain all potential issues to include possible fixes. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspector in the metro Lansing area.
- S.M., June 2015
You were thorough and very instructive for a first time home buyer like me. Thank you.
- K.Y., June 2015
Thank you for working my inspection into your schedule, that was highly appreciated. I hope we get to do business again.
- C.S., June 2015
Joe is knowledgeable and he provided additional information and improvement suggestions that went beyond his mandated scope of inspection. He took the time to answer all of our questions and went into detailed explanations which we appreciated. We would not hesitate to hire him should the need arise in the future. Terry & Peter D.
- P.D., June 2015
great job
- E.L., May 2015
Thank you again Joe for your thorough inspection of the Michigan Ave. property. We are grateful you take such time and care to check everything and the photos of any issues are very helpful.
- S.H., May 2015
Nice meeting you Joe. Very detailed inspection for us, liked the pictures of everything you found with the report, that is helpful. Great job. Thank you.
- S.H., April 2015
Very thorough. I liked his intro explanation and the feeling of inclusiveness on the inspection and then the after action via the website is a nice bonus. Very professional!
- R.A., March 2015
Joe was extremely customer oriented and was of great value to provide his service in a speedy manner as we were in a time crunch for closing. He proved to be very knowledgeable and was very professional when explaining in laymen's terms what was good, acceptable, or needing to be done. We would definitely use him again!
- A.W., March 2015
Joe was amazing! He arrived early to the site, was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and thorough. Once he completed the inspection he walked me through the home from top to bottom explaining everything along the way. I feel very confident after having gone through my home with Joe - I would recommend him to anyone seeking a home inspector. We will be keeping his information on hand for future use. THANKS, JOE!
- J.T., March 2015
Thanks for the great job!
- J.F., March 2015