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CheckPoint Property Inspections

http://www.checkpointpropertyinspections.com

Workphone: 802-503-3884
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Burlington 05403

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Joby McDonald

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call CheckPoint Property Inspections. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 802-503-3884 Mobile Phone: 802-503-3884

About CheckPoint Property Inspections

We perform thorough inspections at reasonable prices. We can help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy or sell, and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.

We are located in Burlington and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!



Qualifications:

Trained in commecial property inspections as well as state certifications in lead and natural gas laws.

About:

Over 22 years experience over 3,000 inspections completed


Testimonials

This was my first time buying a home, I was very impressed with Joby, he was professional and very personable which made the whole process rather enjoyable, he explained everything in full detail what he was looking at and what if anything needed to be repaired or modified, he was happy to answer any questions we had, he even extended that to any questions we may come up with in the future and told us not to hesitate to call him, Joby is super nice and knowledgeable, we are actually using him again on another home, would highly recommend him to anyone buying a home.
- A.N., December 2016
I can not say enough nice things about Joby. He was knowledgeable about everything we asked about, was very clear about what was and what was not a problem. He was very polite and friendly which made a 3-4 hour process enjoyable. I will recommend Joby to anyone who needs a home inspected.
- , September 2016
Joby was an excellent inspector. This was the second property that he inspected for us, and both times he has done a very thorough job. He is very good at explaining what he is looking at as he does the inspection, and provides suggestions for how to deal with issues as he finds them. I recommend Joby very highly, and would encourage anybody in need of a home inspection to utilize his services!
- S.E., September 2016
Joby is a joy to do business with! He is very professional and makes the inspection informative. I appreciate his availability & willingness to answer any questions - even afterwards!
- L.E., September 2016
Joby was wonderful! We appreciated how thorough he was and how he spoke with us directly in constructive ways about what he found and how some of the minor and more major issues with the home could be solved creatively and to code. Joby's inspection absolutley informed our decision about the home. We will use Joby in the future and happily recommend his services to others.
- P.C., August 2016
Very personable and professional. Does a thorough job.
- J.k., August 2016
He is extremely knowledgeable and is more than informative with the answers to your questions. I left confident that I knew everything I needed to know about the property!!!
- N.B., August 2016
As first time home borrowers we were very pleased with the thorough home inspection!
- J.M., August 2016
We were very happy with the thorough inspection. Joby was very helpful, patient and informative. In addition, he has also been easily accessible after the inspection for additional questions and as a valuable resource moving forward.
- A.P., August 2016
As a first time home buyer, the entire process is new to me. Having an inspector who will walk through every room and look at every corner of the property is crucial. Not only was Joby extremely thorough in his inspection, he is a pleasure to spend time with. Lastly, he produces an extremely detailed and comprehensive report within days. I will be recommending his name to anyone who is in need of his services. Thank you, Joby!
- M.B., August 2016
It was a pleasure working with you and it was so nice to walk though with you and getting the personal inspection with you we thank you for you service .
- A.Y., August 2016
He was thorough, frank, and enthusiastic! He really knows his stuff. I'm grateful for his work, and would absolutely recommend him for other properties.
- M.A., July 2016
Joby was friendly and knew everything you would need to know at the home inspection. He told me everything that needed work, and how to be maintained after. He knows what he is doing, and worth every dollar so please hire him. Reports are A+
- S.S., July 2016
Mr Joby was phenomenal. Very detailed and informative. Any question we would have had was answered in just his inspection. When "flaws" were noticed with the house, he explained where, what, and why. He made a multiple hour task fun, comfortable, and stress free. My wife and I are now, going through the purchasing process with no worries about the house itself. I never figured I'd want to have my home inspector over for dinner, but Joby will receive an invite to many BBQ's. Joby Rocks! I've recommended him several times over already.
- K., June 2016
Mr Joby was phenomenal. Very detailed and informative. Any question we would have had was answered in just his inspection. When "flaws" were noticed with the house, he explained where, what, and why. He made a multiple hour task fun, comfortable, and stress free. My wife and I are now, going through the purchasing process with no worries about the house itself. I never figured I'd want to have my home inspector over for dinner, but Joby will receive an invite to many BBQ's. Joby Rocks! I've recommended him several times over already.
- , June 2016
Joby was prompt, efficient, and friendly. Best of all, he was thorough. I appreciate the information he gave me and the pictures.
- S.T., June 2016
Joby takes time with my clients and really brings them into the inspection process fully. My husband and I have been designing and building homes for over 40 Years so I feel that I have enough knowledge to know when an inspector knows his stuff. Joby is spectacular!
- J.B., May 2016
I enjoyed touring the house with you, found it to be educational and you present things in a way that is easy to follow and understand, thank you.
- P.J., May 2016
Thanks for an exceptionally well-done job!
- S., April 2016
Thorough, professional, enthusiastic, highly competent and extremely knowledgeable. If you are buying a house in Vermont you won't find a better inspector. We recommend most highly.
- S., April 2016
I was very pleased with him and I recommended him to a friend who is in the process of purchasing a condo.
- A.C., April 2016
Truly amazing job! He is so great to work with. He is careful and takes his time, making sure he looks everything over. Joby also will gladly take the time to explain anything you would like, or you're not sure you understand to the full extent to which you would like. I will always use Joby, and recommend him to anyone!! He is so personable! Thanks soo much for your hard work and dedication! You're a special soul!
- G., April 2016
Excellent work Joby!
- s., March 2016
Joby is incredibly thorough, as well as a lot of fun to work with. I feel that he covered every base possible, and gave us some terrific safety and upgrade suggestions.
- P., March 2016
Very thorough and pleasant to work with.
- L., March 2016
Excellent home inspection, great to work with, noticed all the little details!
- H., February 2016
I would, will and have recommended you because my family and I think you provided us with a great report and lots of advice on how to make our home safe and efficient. We have started the renovations and carry around a copy of your inspection report with us as we go to make sure we address everything that you pointed out. You were very efficient and detailed about everything and answered every question we asked. Thank you so much and look forward to having you come back and inspect the home once all renovations are complete.
- R., February 2016
The inspection was very thorough, he not only did the inspection but gave several good recommendations to extend the life of existing features with maintenance and upkeep to get the most life out of our new home. Was a truly pleasurable experience. I will be calling him again for any inspection needs I may have in the future. Thanks Joby
- R.S., Burlington VT, January 2016
Thank you for your service and knowledge. we were extremely happy as well as impressed with how thorough and personal your inspection was.
- H., January 2016
The inspection was extremely thorough, the report was comprehensive. Joby was extremely knowledgeable and willing to share information with us, encouraging questions and providing information on things that would help us make our home safer and last longer. I would highly recommend Joby!
- M., January 2016
Thorough, knowledgeable, congenial, professional. responsive
- R.S., Montpelier VT, January 2016
Joby was very thorough and took the time to explain everything to me in great detail. I learned a lot from him and now feel as if I have a very good idea of the home I'm buying. Thank you Joby!
- S.S., December 2015
Joby was extremely thorough and took the time to explain anything and everything we had questions about. We had a very pleasant and informative inspection, and the report was delivered in a timely manner and included every detail.
- L., December 2015
Thanks for being so thorough, down to earth, and easy to communicate with. You made this process easy and I appreciate all the care you took - and the suggestions! Thanks again!
- F., November 2015
The report was awesome....you did a great job presenting all the facts in a professional manner. The pictures helped immensely...I will certainly use your services again.
- L., October 2015
Awesome Inspector.
- E.J., October 2015
Joby was an absolute pleasure to work with on both of our home inspections. He was incredibly thorough and took the time to talk us through every nook and cranny. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services!
- F., September 2015
Very thorough with a lot of good tips and suggestions. He made sure I knew what should be fixed right away and what could wait. Thanks!
- D.D., August 2015
First I want to thank you for your prompt response to my phone message & being able to schedule the inspection appt so quickly. I thought your approach and explanations were very helpful as well as reflective of the reality of your findings. I would definitely recommend you to others ! Also will tell you I chose you after listening to your telephone message - very genuine and engaging !! Hope you are well!! Carol Graham
- C.G., August 2015
Well-informed and thorough!!! Great experience! Joby is easy to talk to and will answer any question you may have, so it is important to ask. Thank you so much for your hard work!
- S.K., August 2015
We could not have been happier with Joby. He was very knowledgeable and thorough, but he also took the time to explain what he was doing and what he was seeing, and he did it in language we could understand. He gave us a lot of useful advice about how to care for the house in the future, too. He was down-to-earth and friendly. We would highly recommend him.
- Z., August 2015
Joby was very approachable and answered all of our questions, no matter how silly we thought they might be, with very clear detailed answers. His inspection was very thorough and it was a pleasure working with him!!!
- L.O., July 2015
Perhaps you should not recommend getting opinions from so many other types of people.Yes that is a fine line. I think you did a great job pointing out what is good and what is not !!! I think that something is either done right or wrong and you made that clear !!! Sometimes less is more! Nice job Joby!
- A.L., July 2015
We have used Joby on two occasions and both times he has been responsive, punctual, thorough and thoughtful. He is patient and a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to use him again. Hopefully, it will not come to that, if you know what I mean.
- T.S., July 2015
Joby did a great job and made the home inspection experience enjoyable and informative.
- R.L., July 2015
I called Joby and he was able to inspect our future home in a very timely manner. During the inspection, Joby was very thorough and informative with every step. It was great to see all the ins and outs of our new home. We had originally planned on performing a Radon test as well, but once at the house we found out the sellers had recently done a test and it had passed with no problems. Joby mentioned that we could skip the test as it was very rare for anything to change, saving my husband and I some money. It was awesome to have that pure honesty from a professional. Thank you Joby!
- F., July 2015
Thanks, your report was very detailed and explanatory, and you took pictures of everything from every angle. Good work! Cathy Mayo
- C.M., July 2015
Joby did a great job talking us through everything and made sure we understood every aspect of the home inspection. There were no surprises when we received the final report.
- C.F., July 2015
I would recommend Joby McDonald as a home inspector to anyone in the market for one. He was professional and knowledgable. He was able to answer any question presented during the inspection and he gave us his full attention. We did not feel at any point that he had somewhere else to be. If home inspections could be fun and enjoyable then that is how I would describe how we felt that morning. I would like to take this moment to thank Joby for his services and if I or anyone else I know ever needs a home inspector I would immediately recommend Joby and the company he works with.
- E.C., July 2015
Joby took the time to answer all of my questions and provided very easy to understand explanations of the issues of concern throughout the house.
- H.H., June 2015
I enjoyed working with Joby on the home inspection. Very informative and professional. I didn't feel rushed and no question went unanswered. Thank you!
- E.C., June 2015
Really like Joby's approach and openness. Straightforward, professional and personable. Great experience- Thank you!
- J., June 2015
Not only are we likely to recommend you, but we have already told three different people in the less than a week since the inspection about how pleased we were with your service, detail, and expertise.
- M.D., June 2015
Joey was very personable and friendly. He walked us through the process explaining everything as we went. He was very thorough in the inspection and he was quick to explain anything that did not seem clear. It was our first time working with him and I would definitely recommend him or use him again.
- S., June 2015
Thank you so much for inspecting our new home. We were so impressed with your process, and how you answered every question we had. Being first time home buyers, we went into the inspection very nervous. You put us at ease quickly with your great attitude, and friendly demeanor. I will definitely recommend you to everyone. Thank you so much.
- F., June 2015
This is my first inspection, but I felt right at home and felt no details were left out. Great job.
- D.C., May 2015
Very thorough. Inspection was easy to comprehend. Inspector was professional and polite.
- J.H., May 2015
Joby you were amazing, very informative and very details. It was a pleasure. I will defiantly recommend you. Thanks again so much.
- M., May 2015
Joby, It was a pleasure meeting you and very fortunately for us...having you inspect the house we are looking to purchase. You were very informative about every aspect of this home and explained everything clearly and concisely; pointing out things that needed to be done and the positive aspects of this house. We both enjoyed your "down-to-earthness". This definitely put us as ease. Thank you.
- P., April 2015
Joby, Thank you for performing the inspection of the property I am purchasing. I enjoyed working with you and found you to be very professional and thorough. I would/will highly recommend you to family and friends.
- D.T., April 2015
We were very happy that we choose Joby McDonald to do our inspection. He was extremely thorough and took the time to answer the questions we had. The property was extensive that was being inspected and he took his time and showed us areas of concern. The report was clear, concise,specific and thorough. His services were well worth the fee.Joby is a true professional!
- Z., April 2015
Joby was very thorough and obviously knew what he was doing. He took the effort to examine everything.
- S., April 2015
Joby was good humored, knowledgeable and thorough. This is our first time buying a home and having someone who could set our mind at ease while making the process interesting was a definite plus.
- S., April 2015
Joby was extremely thorough. He took the time to explain his observations and findings during the entire inspection. We would definitely recommend Joby!
- M., April 2015
Thanks for the great pointers and your insight on the houses structural and mechanical details. Lets get a beer sometime.
- C.M., April 2015
Thank you for making our first inspection really thorough and taking the time to answer all of our questions... as we had many.... being first timers. Thanks again.
- G., April 2015
Joby is extremely thorough and competent. We felt very confident in his abilities and would recommend him to anyone in need of a home inspection. Well worth it.
- P.C., March 2015
Joby was great. Very professional and knowledgeable. I learned a lot during the inspection
- C.M., March 2015
Joby is an Amazing Inspector! He is very thorough, and incredibly knowledgable. Best of all, he is a great pleasure to be around. I highly recommend hiring Joby for your Inspection, you'll be glad you did!
- M.A., Williston VT, March 2015
Joby inspected the house thoroughly and gave comprehensive explanations about what was wrong, what caused the problem and how it can be fixed. Joby pointed out many concerns that I otherwise would not have noticed. His expertise is allowing us to re-negotiate our purchase contract to allow for repairs on the house. I would recommend Joby to anyone considering purchasing a property. - Matt Dubois
- M.D., March 2015
Joby was very helpful and taught us many things throughout the inspection. He gave options as to what could be causing issues and what maintenance items to do in the next few years.
- S.S., March 2015
Joby- Thank You so much for inspecting our home!! Easy to work with, very knowledgable and had some great suggestions! Thanks Again
- K.F., March 2015
DearJoby, Thank you for doing the Inspection for us. If we ever need another one you are the one we will call. Thanks again Jim & Bonnie Trombley
- J.T., February 2015
Hi Joby, Thank you very much for your help with our inspection. As first time home buyers we really appreciated the time you spent explaining the issues and letting us know how to go about fixing them. We felt very comfortable throughout the whole process. We would definitely recommend you! Thanks, Chris and Rachel
- C.D., January 2015
Very thorough. The inspection report was more than satisfactory. Jobey is a very nice guy and easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an inspection.
- M.R., January 2015
No suggestions right now - it was a very thorough inspection and we are confident in its findings.
- J.B., January 2015
Joby, I felt you did a very thorough job inspecting and explaining how everything in the home works. Thank you, Andrew
- A.M., January 2015
Absolutely first-rate inspection. Joby conscientiously and thoroughly examined every aspect of the house. His careful attention to detail assured me that nothing had been overlooked, and his well written report is of great use to me. He is personable and it was actually fun to go over the property with him. I could not recommend him more highly.
- A.B., October 2014
Joby did an amazing job of making sure I knew exactly what he was looking at, what he was looking for and inserted possible solutions to minor problems. His wealth of knowledge and warm personality make for the perfect Vermont home inspector.
- K.S., October 2014
Joby was direct and positive. He clearly explained to me what he saw in language that I could understand and yet he was not condescending. He was prompt and professional.
- I.L., September 2014
Very knowledgable, hit key points, stuck around to explain things was not eager to run out the door post. Report was very detailed and thorough. Great attitude, and personality.
- J.E., September 2014
Very informative and knowledgeable person to deal with. You where able to answer all of my questions. Covered everything with great detail. Thank you!
- J.P., September 2014
Sorry I forgot to shadow you the whole way! The on site explanations were great; clear and concise. The on line report was very detailed. The pictures are fantastic, we plan to print them for reference while doing the work. While I know prices change constantly, a 'cost to resolve' price range in the report would be very helpful. While we talked about how much the big things might cost (roof and garage floor for instance) having them in the report would be helpful. Great service and report.
- B.K., August 2014
Joby, You were awesome! We will defintely you you again when and if the need arises. Thank You. Roland Tetrault
- R.T., August 2014
What a great experience. Thank you Joby for so much information! I will definitely recommend!
- A.P., August 2014
Jobs was very thorough and talked us through the entire inspection.
- M.F., July 2014
I was greatly impressed with the overall knowledge and skill that was used to complete this task. I was encouraged by your friendliness and ease in explaining information as well as being personable. It was a pleasure to meet you and should I need further assistance I will not hesitate to call and to pass your business card to someone else who needs assistance in this matter. Thank you so much, I will use the completed report as a basis for care and improvements in the future. Thanks again, Joby.
- W.P., July 2014
You did a very good job explaining everything and making sure there were no surprises in the report that we had not previously discussed. Thank you for your help.
- B.G., June 2014
Really thorough and did a great job explaining everything. Really loved the website report he produced.
- M.S., June 2014
Very thorough, personable and great attention to detail. Would highly recommend Joby. Money well spent.
- L.J., June 2014
Joby, I was very impressed with your inspection work. You were very professional and helpful with your recommendations. Your report was very thorough and timely. Thanks. Donald Lathrop
- D.L., May 2014
We were very pleased with all the things you showed us and the work you did. we really appreciate all the little things you showed us to improve your home. We will absolutely be passing your name around to all the people we know buying a home. Thanks soo much!
- S.M., April 2014
Thank you so much! I appreciated that you took the time to put the tenants at ease & answer all of our questions.
- V.S., April 2014
Outstanding job. Very thorough and diligent inspection. Joby took the time to answer all our questions, and explained everything very clearly and simply for us. I'd recommend him to anyone.
- J.K., April 2014
Joby was very thorough in our inspection both for the exterior and the interior. He gave clear explanations for items that he called attention to and gave suggestions for how to correct many issues. For the one or two things he was unsure of, in terms of in depth expertise, he was upfront about it, which is refreshing and helpful. The report was straight forward and easy to read. He clearly marked trouble spots in the photos, which will be a tremendous help as we start to tackle projects around our new home. In addition to being very professional, Joby is very personable and easy to talk with. He answered all of our questions, giving additional information when appropriate. Joby also invited us to e-mail or call him with any questions after reading the report and test results. Though we have not had to, it's nice to know we can, if needed. We will definitely recommend Joby to others.
- D.L., March 2014
Joby was extremely thorough with his inspection and explained everything to us in terms we could understand. We feel confident that this is the house for us.
- M.B., February 2014
Nicely done. The pictures were very clear. A few more links to comments and specific pics (i.e., which sink, which toilet in which bathroom) might have helped a bit but we were able to figure it out and your verbal explanation was always available.
- B.Y., November 2013
Outstanding Job! I have purchased 3 houses in my time and had 4 inspectors check houses prior to a purchase, this was the most in-depth and professional job I have ever seen. My only concern is that we did not get one of the inspections needed done, water, so we now need to send someone back out to inspect the water at additional cost. My fault, we did not request the water test and accidently assumed that it would be included. Maybe, in the future specifically asking for any check or providing a list of tests to be done would be helpful. But that still does not change my recommendation for using Joby in the future. Great Job!
- A.T., November 2013
My fiance and I would like to thank you very much Joby! We couldn't have asked for a more professional, friendly, knowledgable, and honest home inspector. My fiance was a little unsure about the process but once meeting you and really one-on-one answering and explaining things, he was relieved and comforted by your skills, abilities and honesty; and I have to say that I felt the same way. THANK, thank, thank you again for putting our minds at ease and giving us a little bit of knowledge into being home owners. We appreciated everything you did for us. Thanks again, Jacob & Kelsey
- K.L., October 2013
Mr McDonald did a very complete inspection of my house. His suggestions have been very helpful
- J.G., October 2013