We have bought and sold many houses, but this was our first condo. Pete was very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Although we were out of state, Pete called during his inspection to go over several of the items, and even added a video of the HVAC blower operation to the inspection report! After over a dozen properties bought and sold (and at least as many inspectors), I put Pete at the top of the list of all the home inspectors we have experienced. We will definitely ask for him again for any of our future inspection needs.
- J.S., Montgomery AL, November 2018
Very professional, helpful and provided lots of information to think about that we would not have thought of asking.
- R.M., September 2018
Great job, very thorough, really appreciate your attention to detail.
- C.T., Burke VA, June 2018
Mr. James Hamner did a very thorough and professional home inspection. Gave great advice and was very detailed in showing us every detail about the house. If you're a first time home buyer or have done this before I feel that the way Mr. James Hamner executed this home inspection is the way all home inspections should be.
- M.V., May 2018
Pete always does a superior job. I have been using his expertise for the last 5yrs. He couldn't do it without his wife Martha, the radon queen! Always a pleasure sir!
- J.B., April 2018
Very knowledgeable of his occupation. Very polite, courteous and thorough. It was a pleasure meeting you and I would recommend your services to anyone in the market for a new home. Thanks and best of luck to you.
- P.B., Stafford VA, April 2018
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC INSPECTION AND HE has EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!
I HIGHLY recommend this person!!!!
- M.H., January 2018
James is wonderful, knowledgeable, thorough, explains things with attention to detail. We used James before and hope to use his services in the future.
- M.L., January 2018
Second time we have used Mr. Hamner and Home Scope Inspection Services. A professional whom is very thorough and reliable. Thank you again!
- E.D., January 2018
Very thorough and knowledgeable!
- K.G., Fairfax VA, December 2017
I was pleased with the friendliness and knowledge of the home inspector. The inspection was thorough, and the report was detailed, while easy to comprehend. In all aspects, the inspector and the quality of work were very professional.
- J.D., December 2017
Pete Hamner was very accommodating and took the time to answer all questions. He was very thorough in his inspection and very detailed.
- R.P., November 2017
He was thorough and explained all his findings in a way that was easy to understand. Great job!
- J.G., November 2017
Mr. Hamner was very thorough and was able to properly information about the home to me. Great work!
- H.W., August 2017
James (who was using his other given name, Pete) did an excellent job in testing the electrical circuits and electrical outlets throughout the apartment as well as the various kitchen appliances. Pete also spent a good part of his time inspecting and testing the A/C and Heating systems which, it turns out, although recently installed (April 2017), are not running in accordance to the expected equipment specifications. What I appreciated most, as future owner, was Pete's patient and detailed explanations of testing procedures and results as he was going through the tests inside the apartment as well as outside (in the case of A/C compressor/condenser) . The detailed report he generated afterwards expands on and explains in detail all of this findings.
- S.S., Chicago IL, July 2017
Pete is always thorough when he does inspections. It's always a pleasure working with him.
- C.V., July 2017
Thanks so much for scheduling the inspection on such a short turn around. Good to see Pete again after using him for our last home purchase 13 years ago- yet again professional, thorough, and personable!!
- , July 2017
Pete was very thorough. He explained everything clearly to help us understand the system, as we are first time homebuyers.
- H.B., June 2017
Mr. Hamner was quite thorough and willing to extend his home knowledge to me which was greatly appreciated, especialy as a first-time home buyer. He was not rushed and took time to explain what he was doing all throughout the inspection process.
- M.B., June 2017
First-Class Professional. Pleasant and cordial.
Thorough throughout the inspection. Answered all questions asked by attending buyers. Pointed out areas needing attention and provided tips on operation and maintenance of systems.
Left home feeling very satisfied by inspection service
- M.F., May 2017
I thought you were very thorough with the inspection and explanations. Thank you.
- S.V., April 2017
He's the BEST!!
- J.J., Springfield VA, March 2017
James was great. Very thorough, easy to work with, happy to answer my questions, and took the time to explain his thoughts on the inspection to my wife and I.
- J.R., March 2017
James was very thorough and very capable of explaining all situations. Being in Construction, I knew what most items were, but he asked for my knowledge anyway. He was careful in performing his inspection and informed me of anything that he thought was relevant. He did a great job!
- B.B., February 2017
James is extremely thorough and explains the issues in detail but keeps his explanation simple enough for a layman to understand. I highly recommend him.
- S.K., February 2017
Very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you for your service.
- M.H., February 2017
Very thorough and informative. Covered everything I could imagine and a lot I would never have thought about. Most helpful and taught me a lot about looking at a home. Outstanding job.
- F.L., November 2016
Very thorough and shares with the agent and clients without the doom & gloom some inspectors like to share.
- S.A., August 2016
Very thorough and provided detailed info on inspection. Thank you
- S.S., June 2016
Always honest, alway very through... Jim the the first one I call for all of my home inspections.
- T.Z., May 2016
Mr. Hamner was very thorough, did an outstanding job, and I will highly recommend him.
- J.N., May 2016
Thank You Mr. Hamner for your thorough, professional and efficient inspection of the property. Your patience in meticulously explaining all your findings and procedures was tremendously helpful to a novice like me, and it was truly appreciated. I will recommend James Hamner without hesitation or reservation.
- R.I., April 2016
You did a wonderful explaining everything and the inspection was very thorough. Thank you so much!
- D.M., April 2016
Very thorough. Worth the money my clients pay for. Professional and courteous.
- C.G., April 2016
Pleasant knowledgeable guy. Friendly but efficient. I also found he had good judgement and was reasonable.
- D.S., February 2016
- T.L., February 2016
Mr. Hamner was friendly and professional and did a very thorough job. I would definitely recommend him to friends or family.
- D.A., Washington DC, January 2016
They did an excellent job during the inspection. They informed me of what they were inspecting, what they were not able to inspect and why. They really took the time to explain everything to me. I will absolutely use them again and/or refer them in the future. Thank you so much!
- E.T., January 2016
Awesome job, very professional and thorough.
- S.M., January 2016
Very nice and very good at explaining what is wrong with something!
- K.R., October 2015
Mr. Hamner was absolutely amazing. He is knowledgeable, respectable, and great at answering any questions or concerns I had. I learned a lot during the inspection process and will always recommend Mr. Hamner to fellow family & friends.
- K.B., August 2015
Great job and very personable.
- J.M., August 2015
Very informative,engaging and professional.Would recommend highly.
- L.G., August 2015
I was very pleased with the inspection. The inspector was knowledgeable in most areas and willing to reach out to other resources to get further information in other areas. I feel the job was professionally done by an expert.
The report was well done and done promptly. His succinct explanations paired with good photography make things very clear.
I will not hesitate to recommend Mr. Hamner to friends and colleagues.
Thank you for a job well done.
- J.B., June 2015
Very experienced and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
- S.P., June 2015
Thank you for your thorough job with the inspection. You were extremely knowledgeable and able to take the time to explain what you were doing. We will definitely use you again in the future and would recommend you to our friends.
- D.M., May 2015
Inspector was thorough and patient with client's question and education on the home inspection activities and results.
Highly recommend inspector for first time homeowners for a good education as well as seasoned homeowners. I was very confident in the conduct of the inpsection.
As an experienced, 3rd time homeowner, I still learned a great deal and found that the inspector effectively communicated with the new homeowner throughout each stage of the inspection.
- D.R., Alexandriaq VA, May 2015
Mr. Hamner was extremely professional and took the time to explain any deficiencies he saw while inspecting the home we are in the process of purchasing. His 20+ years of experience in home inspecting definitely showed in the knowledge he had of every aspect of the home and commitment he showed to us! Grade: A++ (or 5 out of 5 stars!)
- C.C., April 2015
Thank you for performing such a comprehensive home inspection. We appreciate your thoroughness and your ability to communicate information we needed to know about our home in a straight-forward manner. You were also patient when answering all of my questions. Thank you again for giving us a realistic overview on the issues requiring attention.
- C.H., April 2015
Very thorough and knowledgeable.
He understood that we knew a little about what he was talking about, and didn't talk down to us.
- V.L., April 2015
James Hamner did an outstanding job with the inspection of the house. He is very professional and thorough. I would highly recommend him to others. Thank you!
- S.W., April 2015
Very thorough job, and very personable. Would recommend or hire again.
- M.K., February 2015
It was a pleasure meeting you, and my family would like to thank you for your thorough inspection of the home. We really appreciate your honest assessment and your patience. Keep up the good work!
The Ching family
- W.C., January 2015
Very knowledgable, informative, friendly and provided a thorough inspection.
- B.J., December 2014
Pete was a true pleasure to work with. He was extremely thorough in his inspection of the home and he took the time to explain the areas of concern. His professionalism and attention to detail were much appreciated and I will definitely recommend him to anyone that needs home inspection services.
- L.M., September 2014
Very thorough, friendly, and a complete professional.
- S.C., September 2014
Great job -- appreciated timeliness and great advice.
- J.H., August 2014
WAS PLEASED WITH YOUR PROFESSIONALISM AND YOUR KNOWKEDGE. WOULD BE HAPPY TO RECOMMEND YOU TO OTHERS. ROSS
- R.R., August 2014
Thank You Pete, for your expertise and professional analysis of the property. It was a pleasure meeting you.
- B.R., August 2014
Mr. Hamner was very professional and courteous throughout. He addressed all our concerns in a clear and complete manner. Great job!
- M.M., July 2014
Thank you Pete!!!
You were awesome. We appreciated you taking time out to complete the inspection and patiently answered all of our questions.
We truly appreciated your help. Thank you so much!!!
- J.C., June 2014
Very professional, courteous and pleasant. Appeared to be very knowledgeable and willing to share information freely in clear and understandable language. Walk through was thorough and he explained every aspect of his inspection without hesitation. Highly recommended.
- M.F., May 2014
Very friendly and professional.
- R.G., May 2014
very thorough and competent. would call on him again for a home inspection.
- C.S., April 2014
Very meticulous and was willing to talk us through every step of the inspection.
- T.L., April 2014
Jim was very diligent and thorough when he conducted the home inspection on our property.
- A.M., March 2014
Jim was professional, pleasant and thorough. I would recommend his services.
- R.J., March 2014
James was very through and professional. He explained things through out the inspection and was very knowledgeable .
- B.C., November 2013
Mr Hamner has been very professional both times my wife and I have hired him to perform a home inspection. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will use his services again.
- K.M., November 2013
Pete is very thorough and very patient with the buyers in explaining any problems and advising them on how to maintain the home in the future.He spends a lot of time examing the big ticket items like electric box,roofing,HVAC,foundation,and appliances which is what you want in a home inspector.
- N.R., Alexandria VA, November 2013
This inspection revealed an item that could've been detrimental to the foundation of my home. Having this inspection report helped to bring it to my attention before any further structural issues could arise.
- H.H., Alexandria VA, September 2013
It was a pleasure meeting you. I am delighted that Keith selected you to inspect my new home.
- M.T., Ashburn VA, August 2013
James Hamner was very thorough, communicated throughout the inspection, engaging, paid attention to details, and very, very professional. I would highly recommend Mr. Hamner.
- C.K., July 2013
- B.D., July 2013
Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable.
- J.F., June 2013
The inspection was very thorough. The inspectors took the time to explain each item they were assessing and what did and did not work. I'm very confident in the work they completed.
- J.M., June 2013
James was amazing. He was very through and ensured I knew how to live in my house before I took possession. I am simply happy James was there.
- J.B., June 2013
Pete is the BEST inspector! Very thorough, he even gave me a quick quiz to make sure I knew where safety features were in my new home. He comes with my full recommendation!
- A.O., June 2013
Pete did a very thorough job inspecting every inch of the house. He didn't skip over anything, nor assume that something 'was' or 'wasn't' right. Detailed pictures were taken of each issue and published in a detailed report. I was constantly asked if I had any questions or needed clarification on something. I will certainly recommend Home Scope to any future home buyers who need a home inspection.
- N.L., May 2013
Extremely knowledgeable and very friendly
- T.L., April 2013
James was very thorough with his inspection and extremely professional and courteous. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a home inspection done.
- J.P., April 2013
I was so satisfied with Pete's report this time, but this is not the first time I've used his services. I've been using Home Scope or recommending his services for over 15 years. He is thourough without squashing a contract or as harsh as he has to be if the home is not worth purchasing. I will use his comany every time I have a chance to need his services.
- M.W., April 2013
Huge thanks to Pete for taking the time to explain items to us and for providing us with a full understanding of how everything works and where everything is located! It was greatly appreciated!
- S.C., April 2013
Thank you for the top notch inspection.
- G.A., April 2013
The inspection with Pete on Saturday was absolutly fantastic! Pete was very thourough. He explained every thing in detail. He was very friendly and personable. He is also very knowlagable in his field. it was a great experience!
Michael J Padilla
- M.P., March 2013
Very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
- M.H., January 2013
Thanks alot James for coming out. Appreciate it alot.
- A.C., September 2012
It was great to have someone talk to me about everything he was checking and teaching me how to adjust things with the HVAC system.
Thank you for your help! We would gladly recommend you to everyone we know, not to mention use you again if needed.
- C.F., August 2012
Mr. Hamner was extremely professional, thorough, and informative. He answered all our questions and explained each of the issues he reported.
This is the second inspection he has performed for me. I requested him this time, and would use him again.
- J.K., August 2012
Hamner is the best home inspector in the world. Enough said.
- F.P., August 2012
I felt I received the very best service from James. He was very thorough and his explanations were very easy for me to understand. My report was delivered within hours of the inspection. Keep up the good work.
- T.W., July 2012
Is very provisional and informative to the clients. One of the best or the best home inspector in Northern VA. I strongly recommend Mr. Hamner.
- T.F., Round Hill VA, July 2012
I was very happy with Home Scope and our inspector James. Very thorough and honest. I feel like I know exactly what I have to address before moving in.
He was very detail oriented and very knowledgeable. The inspection lasted almost 2 hours. He was very patient and made sure to answer all of our questions.
- A.A., April 2012
James was very knowledgeable when it comes down to inspecting houses. I really want to thank him for taking his time for what he has done for me.
- K.C., April 2012
Great job as always, Pete!
- B.R., March 2012
Always a great job and a pleasure to work with !!!!
- T.R., March 2012
James "Pete" Hammer was a great guy to work with. My wife and I are first time homebuyers and he was extremely friendly and real easy to talk to. Very expirenced home inspector. He was very straight forward and knowledgable during the entire process which is exactly what we needed. Pete definitely made our homebuying experience more relaxed, espcially when it came to negotiating with the seller on conditions that we felt needed to be addressed. Would highly recommend.
- V.S., March 2012
Great inspection - great guy - we would definitely recommend him.
- B.H., March 2012
As always I know you are seeing all
the items that need to have the attention brought to them. It has been at least 15 years of good service to my client's.
ReMax Hall of Fame Award
- K.M., January 2012