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HBS Property Inspections, LLC

Mobile: 540-874-5493

Salem, VA 24153

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Scott F. Easter

There is no substitute for Experience!

Before you buy or sell your home or property, please call HBS Property Inspections, LLC. With over twenty five years experience we can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Phone 540-874-5493.

About HBS Property Inspections, LLC

We pride ourselves on providing professional home/property inspections with only our clients best interest in mind. We inspect each and every property as if we were the party buying or selling. Our background and diverse experience as a home inspector, structural engineer, civil engineer and Class A contractor allows us to view properties through mulitple lenses and see issues or potential issues differently than most. We will help you understand the condition of the property today as well as future considerations to give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision. We also have the capabilitiy to perform commercial and structural inspections including HUD Manufactured Home Foundation Inspections when warranted.

We are located in Salem and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to being of service to you!


Virginia Licensed Home Inspector, Professional Engineer, Class A Contractor and Certified ASHI Inspector


There is no substitute for experience. I have over twenty five years of diverse experience as a Licensed Home Inspector, Professional Engineer and Class A Contractor. Proudly serving the Roanoke and New River Valley and Smith Mountain Lake.


Awesome. Took time to go over any questions we had. Reviewed everything with us. Very thorough. Didn't rush. Great guy you will not find better.
- C.D., Vinton VA, June 2022
Great inspection! Proven ability to do a thorough inspection while educating prospective home owner on issues with home and corrective/preventative measures. Would seek him out for future home purchases.
- I.P., April 2022
Thank you for a great home inspection and being so helpful to the client !
- S.S., Roanoke VA, April 2022
I asked my realtor to find a particularly strict, experienced inspector. Mr. Easter is not only a licensed building inspector, but he is also a licensed contractor, a licensed engineer, and a licensed real estate agent, he has been in business for many years and is experienced in all of these fields, so he not only understands the structural component as a builder and an engineer, but he also thoroughly understands the process of buying and selling buildings as a realtor. I was present for the entire inspection, Mr. Easter arrived exactly on time, explained how the inspection would proceed and invited my questions to be sure that I understood the results of every step of the inspection. I can not imagine a better combination of professional skills, experience, and a sharp eye for detail in every aspect of the inspection. Within a few hours I had the final report in my email, and when I wrote back upon receiving it with a few additional questions Mr. Easter was prompt in his reply. Because of his expert knowledge, training and experience I would highly recommend Mr. Easter for anyone looking for a building inspector. His expertise, experience and ability to clearly explain problems discovered and solutions to them takes a lot of the stress out of what can be a stressful and worrisome process.
- J.K., November 2021
Scott was incredibly thorough and had a wide base of knowledge. We really appreciated his way of explaining things, and making sure we understood. We're going to call Scott for any of our inspection needs in the future! Highly recommend!
- A.S., Roanoke VA, November 2021
Scott did a excellent job. Very thorough and professional and gave some extra insights on our new home.
- J.H., Coats NC, August 2021
Scott is the most thorough home inspector I've run across in my 40 years of home ownership. If you are a seller and want only the good news, don't call Scott. Scott saved us from closing on a home with major structural damage. This damage was overlooked by the seller's home inspector because he probably did not take the time to crawl on his belly through out the entire homes crawl space. The damage was obvious and a few photos not only convinced us not to buy but also was able to accurately inform the current owner of the extent of the damage. Scott is at the top of his field and well worth the money!
- W.G., Midlothian VA, August 2021
Scott F. Easter OF HBS PROPERTY INSPECTIONS Is Definitely A Gentleman & A Scholar & By Far The Best Home Inspector Worldwide, ??????????????????????????????Scott Is VERY Thorough, VERY Professional & VERY Passionate About His Work, We'd Most Definitely Recommend Scott F. Easter Of HBS Property Inspections, Over & Over & Over Again & Again!! (LOOK UP HBS PROPERTY INSPECTIONS & ASK FOR SCOTT!! - Randell & Frances!! Daleville,Virginia. 07/2021
- R.R., Daleville VA, July 2021
Scott is very informative and helpful. Being a first time home buyer I was not sure what I could possibly get it in to. With his inspection I know now how to make my future home a better place and I know also it is a safe place to live. Thank you Scott!
- T.F., Roanoke VA, June 2021
Scott was very helpful in answering all of the extra questions that my husband and I had! With his expanded background in engineering, he was better able to answer our questions concerning structural integrity with ease. This is very important when buying a home that was more than 40 years old. We would recommend Scott to anyone in the area searching for a home inspector.
- M.W., April 2021
I was able to work with Scott on not one, but two inspections. Scott was always on-time, thorough, and knowledgable on the issues at hand. His structural engineering experience gives him and upper-hand on pinpointing structural liabilities when it comes to purchasing a new home. I would highly recommend Scott to any and all of my friends. Thanks, Scott!
- C.C., April 2021
Awesome to deal with. Super professional and courteous. Very clear with explanations on items found during inspection
- C.S., Roanoke VA, March 2021
Scott is a very thorough inspector. It helps immensely that he is also a structural engineer and contractor. That allows him to provide a lot more insight into the condition of the house.
- J.B., January 2021
Scott made a very through inspection of the property. I shadowed him and asked numerous questions about his findings. He answered all questions to my satisfaction and what to look for to ensure proper repairs were made. I would recommend Scott to anyone seeking a personable professional inspector to check any property.
- W.C., Roanoke VA, December 2020
Scott was extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and professional. He was happy to answer any questions I had, and him letting me follow him around during the inspection was very helpful. The report that he put together was excellent. I would recommend him to anyone
- N.G., Roanoke VA, December 2020
Absolutely! Scott was very good at spotting all areas of concern. He was pleasant and offered any and all help he could.
- C.P., Roanoke VA, December 2020
Scott, Thanks so much for your expertise and experience! As a first time home buyer, I can say that you made the experience of a home inspection an understandable process. From the explanation of your process to the execution of all tasks. You are a true professional, thanks for your assistance on this journey of home ownership. Gregory L Conley MSgt, USAF Retired
- G.C., Salem VA, December 2020
Scott was wonderful to work with! Very friendly and clearly knew his stuff. Patiently took time to explain issues in a way even an amateur like me could understand. Definitely would recommend!
- A.L., November 2020
Scott saved us from buying a money pit!!! My husband and I are both in real estate and nearly waived the inspection contingency on our purchase, but we are so grateful that we didn't and chose to use Scott for our inspection. He is incredibly detailed and thorough, and he identified a number of structural concerns that would have cost us many thousands to bring to a safe condition. We still hope to find another lakefront home and will definitely use him on the next one!
- K.B., Charlottesville VA, September 2020
This was the most thorough home inspection that I have had. Scott was very professional and helpful. I highly recommend him and will hire him again in the future. Valerie Blevins
- V.B., Stuart VA, September 2020
Scott did an amazing job on our inspection. He checked every detail of the house, and even took the time to explain what he was doing, and answer any questions that we had throughout the process. I could not recommend Scott more, and if needed would definitely use him in the future.
- K.L., Purcellville VA, July 2020
Scott is a super nice guy and very knowledgeable. Thank you Scott
- D.L., Salem VA, July 2020
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SCOTT EASTER!!!! SCOTT is an excellent Home Inspector - the most thorough Home Inspector you could ever have. His inspections are extensive, detailed and complete. He is knowledgeable and happy to answer any question during the inspection - as well as days later. The most valuable aspect of his service was his ability to explain things thoroughly and comprehensively. Scott inspected 5 homes for me ... YES, FIVE HOMES, before I found a well built, well maintained home. He is an expert in every sense of the word - MONEY WELL SPENT ... NO HEADACHES IN MY NEW HOME!! If I ever buy another home, I will definitely have Scott as my Home Inspector! Scott Easter is truly a buyers dream! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HBS PROPERTY INSPECTIONS! S.G., Vinton VA June 2020
- S.G., Glade Hill VA, June 2020
I participated in a home inspection as an observer. Scott was very thorough and took the time to explain what he was looking for, details related to issues, maintenance suggestions and repair recommendations. The written report was excellent and timely.
- N.S., Suffolk VA, June 2020
I give this inspector 10 stars!!! He is Extremely thorough, he saw even the smallest things that I did not see! This inspector was worth every penny!!!
- J.M., Grover Beach CA, May 2020
Mr. Easter is prompt and professional. Further, his background as a structural engineer imparts confidence in his ability to comprehensively inspect any property. Thanks for all your help. I learned a lot just from reading the report.
- R.H., April 2020
Scott's report was very complete, organized and easy to follow. He is very precise in how he explains things and prioritizes it to be very understanding. I will certainly recommend Scott and his company to friends and relatives. M. Altizer
- M.A., Roanoke VA, March 2020
Scott was very thorough with the inspection. He took pictures and wrote down everything that might need attention. He checked every space and explained everything to us. I would highly recommend Scott to friends. Thank you!
- L.T., Salem VA, January 2020
Very thorough and helpful. Thanks for your hard work!
- S.T., Roanoke VA, January 2020
Very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Answered all of my questions. Provided an in-depth report in a timely manner. Extremely easy to work with.
- T.C., December 2019
Scott is very easy to work with. We found him to be very patient and thorough. His report was very helpful in learning about our soon-to-be new home. Good explanations and photos about all the areas he assessed. Also, very easy to communicate with before and during the inspection.
- D.B., Roanoke VA, November 2019
Thanks for the professional inspection and report. Jack
- J.F., Hiwassee VA, October 2019
As a long-time Professional Engineer, I appreciate Scott's thorough and knowledgeable inspection. He knows what to look for and explains where appropriate. His inspection is a worthwhile investment. The report summary with annotated pictures is useful. Thanks!
- P.J., September 2019
Scott was extremely thorough and explained everything clearly. This is our fourth house we are purchasing and he was the best inspector by far.
- E.K., Roanoke VA, September 2019
Scott Easter of HBS Property Inspections performed a thorough and informative inspection of the home I was intending to purchase. He walked me through all of his findings and informed me of the state of critical urgency related to each finding. Because of his inspection we were able to contact the sellers and have them repair or replace whatever was defective, saving me thousands of dollars. I would definitely recommend Scott to anyone who needs to have their potential home inspected.
- V.V., Roanoke VA, August 2019
I found your work to be both professional and thorough. I was especially pleased that when I asked a question or location of one of the problem areas, you did not rush through the explanation or hesitate to go to the location of the problem. You are first class all the way! Ted Taylor
- T.T., Moneta VA, July 2019
This was our second inspection within a month by Scott. His level of attention to detail in his first report helped us identify a lot of things that would have been overlooked by your typical inspector. When we moved on from the first home purchase to find something else, we didn?t even think twice before calling Scott for another inspection. My father has been a builder/contractor his entire life, and insisted on being present during Scott?s inspection of the first house. He was so blown away by Scott?s knowledge and report that when I called to inform him of the new house inspection he said there was no need to come as I was already in better hands with Scott. Since both inspections Scott has been accessible via phone to answer any additional questions we had. We couldn?t be any happier with both reports!
- I.C., Salem VA, June 2019
Thank you so much for your thorough report! We appreciate you taking your time and your honesty and attention to detail in every aspect of the house.
- M.R., Salem VA, June 2019
Thank you Scott!! I learned a lot from you. You are so great in your work. I thank you for the excellent photos you sent. You took the time to inspect every inch of the houses and answer every question from me and my daughter. You took the time to show what caused the issues and you was very honest with us by saying you did not know something. I highly recommend you to anyone who ask for an inspector. Your price is very good. I thank you for my discount on the second house. I am very happy and satisfied. Thank you again,, Carrie Nash
- C.N., Roanoke VA, May 2019
Extremely professional, meticulous, and everything you would hope for in an inspector!
- I.C., Salem VA, May 2019
Very detailed and informative. I like that the inspection is digital and includes pictures. I would use this inspector again!
- C.B., Covington VA, May 2019
Scott is top notch. He is knowledgeable and courteous. I'd recommend him to anyone.
- C.B., May 2019
Thanks so much for the thorough home inspection, your professionalism, and for taking the time to explain things to me. I will definitely be recommending you. Thanks again and I enjoyed meeting and working with you.
- S.T., Roanoke VA, April 2019
Great guy!
- T.A., Roanoke VA, April 2019
I enjoyed meeting with Scott and highly recommend him. He did a thorough job inspecting the house.
- T.M., Kernersville NC, March 2019
Very professional and knowledgeable. Explained things in a way I could understand. I would recommend Scott to any one needing a home inspection.
- K.J., Roanoke VA, March 2019
I would highly recommend Scott Easter for your home inspection. You will not find a more qualified or thorough inspector in the Roanoke valley area due to him being a Civil Engineer,Class A Contracter and a Home Inspector.
- S.P., March 2019