Ray is a true expert and professional. He is personable, reasonable cost and customer service focused. The report was above and beyond what we expected, and sets a bar that others new to the field should try to achieve. I would recommend him to everyone! I also "yelp"-ed a review to give him 5 stars (out of 5) .
We hope he is still available when we purchase our next home...even if we have to fly him to Arizona or California! Top Notch!
- V.E., Bothell WA, October 2016
Ray, you did a very good job with the inspection. You went over the whole house inch by inch, taking pictures and videos. I really appreciate your suggestions about how to maintain and keep the house in a good shape in
the future. I have been in the construction business for more than 40 years and seen many "punch lists " over
the years, but never seen a more detailed, extensive and easy to read report with pictures before.
You did a very good job, Ray!
- K.K., October 2016
Ray is extremely thorough. Everything is looked into in great detail. We have been very appreciative of his work for us!
- J.K., October 2016
Ray did an excellent job. He was very professional and thorough. I walked through the entire inspection with him and he took the time to discuss in detail each issue. He even let me use an extra protective suit that he had when I went into the crawl space. I would highly recommend him as a home inspector.
- D.B., October 2016
Ray was very friendly and courteous while we did the inspection, I chose to shadow him for the full inspection so that I could get an idea of what the condition of the house was. His inspection is very clearly outlined and thorough. He uses the methodology that he is inspecting a house as if it was for his own family and is not afraid to show you the houses secrets no matter how minor they are. I enjoyed going through the inspection with him and learning more about the house. I highly recommend him if you are looking for an honest inspector for your prospective house.
- S.H., October 2016
Mr. Foster is the absolutely best in class. His reports are the most thorough, and he explains in detail every aspect of the property. His report is even more in depth than his explanations, and even included video of hard to see areas, as well as helpful tips (such as how to replace air filters, etc.). I could not recommend Mr. Foster any more highly.
- J.P., September 2016
Ray was great and very thorough!
- M.W., September 2016
I don't think I can think of any suggestions when it comes improving your inspection. Your inspection report
was excellent. Easy to read, lots of pictures, easy to understand and tips what to look for , to solve the eventuell problem!
I have been in the construction business for 40+ years, as a HVAC mechanic and I have not seen a "punch list" this easy to work with as far as correcting existing issues. I love it! Good job Ray!
- K.K., August 2016
We wholeheartedly recommend Ray and will use him again for any inspections in the future. He blends a perfect mix of completing a thorough inspection whilst taking the time to speak and engage with clients regarding what he's doing, offering advice and specific explanations for findings. His final report arrived promptly and was very comprehensive. Ray's professionalism coupled with his humor will put you at ease for what can be a daunting process for anyone.
- A.K., August 2016
Ray was thorough, helpful, knowledgeable and a genuine joy to deal with. Home buying can be a stressful process and Ray's insights were helpful in educating me on the condition of the home, how it compares to others of the same era and setting me at ease by clearly outlining the type of things that could be done to repair them for all types of budgets.
- K.W., July 2016
Thank you so much for your knowledge and expertise! You did an exceptional job and we are very happy with what you were able to teach us about our new home!
- C.K., July 2016
Ray, you are an absolute gem! Thank you for being so thorough and especially for walking us through potential remediation scenarios. Your expertise and patience made an otherwise stressful situation much more manageable. We will always recommend you to anyone else needing an inspector!
- , July 2016
Ray was very helpful and provided us with a great deal of information. He helped us see areas that may have been overlooked otherwise! Thank you Ray!
LeRoy & Sandy
- L.M., July 2016
Ray, Home buying being an exciting but scary endeavor, the inspection is the scariest part hoping there is nothing wrong with the house. You made this experience an excellent one for me. You are so professional and amazingly thorough it was fun to watch you work. You missed absolutely nothing even down to opening and closing every drawer. I really appreciated the time you took after each stage of the inspection to FULLY explain every detail and answer EVERY question big or small. I sit here now knowing every part of my house from top to bottom has been inspected and explained to me so I will have no big surprises after closing. The report summary and website is awesome. Thank you for your excellent service.
- D.C., June 2016
Ray was incredibly thorough and very knowledgeable. He did not hesitate to explain his notes, inspection process and any flaws that he encountered. Furthermore, he was more than willing to answer any additional questions I had. I would absolutely rely on him and recommend his services in the future.
- L.Y., June 2016
Thank you so much for your expertise! Extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. I appreciate it greatly!
- A.R., June 2016
Incredibly helpful and honest opinions about the condition of the house. Clear explanations of all issues without being an alarmist. Ray will be my first call for any upcoming inspections!
- N.M., June 2016
Thanks Ray for explaining your discoveries and the consequences of fixing or putting off. As a first time condo buyer, your inspection was very helpful. I would certainly recommend your services to another buyer.
- B.R., June 2016
We were lucky enough to have Ray do a pre-inspection for us and I could tell he was very thorough and professional. When we found a new home to purchase, I was thrilled to have him do our inspection again.
Again he was very thorough during his inspection, but then he did a great job of explaining everything he found, including the small stuff not just the big stuff.
We are hoping we won't need an inspection for another home anytime soon, but I would absolutely recommend Ray to all of my friends and family and if we did need some sort of inspection he would be the first choice!
- S.M., June 2016
Ray was very detailed and thorough. He took the time to make sure I understood the report and answered all questions I had.
- E.L., June 2016
Ray was wonderful! Very thorough report with pictures and additional information given on maintenance and upkeep. He was available for questions and was incredibly knowledgeable. Due to scheduling mishaps, he did our inspection on Memorial Day with no complaints. Thanks Ray!
- S.W., June 2016
Very happy with Ray's attention to details.
- R.K., May 2016
Thorough, detailed and professional... Just what you want in a home inspector. Thank you Ray!
- T.T., May 2016
Very professional, kind, thorough, and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Ray and would use him again in a heart beat!
- M.W., April 2016
I didn't know what to expect from Ray. He is completely different from what I expected after watching the video clip on his website. I was worried about hiring an inspector that was only good at one aspect of this type of work. My worries were quickly gone after spending 3 hours with him onsite during the inspection. After tagging along with him into the attic, into the crawlspace, on the roof, and into the garage to inspect the utilities I was impressed with his professional and thourogh review of the systems that are at the heart of the home. Ray is a professional that takes his work seriously. It was clear he stays updated on current and new trends in the field and he has decades of experience. Ray's knowledge of and interest in building science was obvious. I would not hesitate to hire him for another inspection.
- T.H., March 2016
Ray is very professional and knowledgable. He was easy to contact and very prompt with followup questions. He really wanted to ensure that we understood each point and the potential ramifications. He also took the time to educate us on general home maintenance and things to watch out for in the future. I could not recommend him more highly.
- H.J., March 2016
Appreciate the offer to answer questions down the road. That is the type of service that makes me recommend to others.
- R.A., February 2016
Very good report. It was convenient to have the report prioritized by level of severity to help us decide which items need to be taken care of right away and which may not be quite as urgent. We also appreciated the thoroughness and detail and the kind of tradesman needed for each task. I will definitely recommend Ray Foster to anyone I know who needs an inspection.
- C.K., February 2016
I've purchased a number of homes over the years and dealt with numerous inspectors along the way. Ray Foster is a breath of fresh air in this time of degrading customer relationships. He is very knowledgeable yet takes the time to answer any questions and explain things in a no nonsense manner. I highly recommend Mr. Foster and his quite capable home inspection talents.
- P.B., February 2016
Ray was strait forward and took the time to let me know what was wrong, how it got wrong, and an estimate on how to fix it on my own because we had talked about me wanting to do the work myself. I kinda want to go on home inspections with Ray on the weekends, it was fun and informative.
- S.N., February 2016
Ray's reports are thorough, well documented, and professional. His reports were key in preventing unnecessary liability to me, the future homeowner. I appreciate his use of PPE (safety equipment) and his high regard for cleanliness in preventing cross-contamination between the various locations in the home.
- C.D., February 2016
Seems very thorough and quick, even for a large house!
- B.W., January 2016
I really appreciated the pictures, videos, and the summary. Ray seemed very thorough as he inspected the house. Thank you!
- L.W., January 2016
I highly recommend Ray Foster for your home inspections! My husband and I are out-of-state investors who were thus not able to attend the actual inspection. He met with our real estate agent to conduct the walk-through and provided us with the most thorough inspection we've ever had! He even phoned me after the inspection and took his time to discuss his findings and recommendations in layman's terms. In the report he sent us, he categorized his findings as "minor", "major", and "future work", which I found very useful in terms of determining what items we felt we should ask the current owner to perform or provide credit for.
Anyway, keep up the great work, Ray! You're clearly an expert in your field.
- A.B., January 2016
Ray was a patient, thorough, knowledgeable, and altogether superb inspector and guide to our new home. His balanced, practical advice gave us a lot of confidence about our purchase and the punch list items we decided to request.
- S.S., January 2016
Ray was very detailed with the home inspection and offered to assist us with any questions with all of the items that was listed on the report. We enjoyed meeting with him and surely would recommend him to others and will work with him again in the future if we ever have any inspection needs!
- S.M., December 2015
Professional and thorough, just as a home inspector should be!
- H.S., December 2015
The inspection was very thorough and detailed. We will be referring him to all. We are so grateful to Ray for giving us such a great blueprint to ensure that our new home will be brought up to the standard we so desire.
- B.B., November 2015
I found Ray's competency to be readily apparent form the first moment. HIs down-to-earth demeanor made it easy to listen and work with him.
- E.M., November 2015
He seemed to be very thorough and explained things clearly. Very pleasant and courteous
- R.C., October 2015
Ray did a great job explaining in layman's terms areas that needed to be fixed and how to fix them. He took his time while I asked questioned and encouraged me to follow up with future questions. I will recommend him to friends!
- M.C., September 2015
Very thorough inspection, with detailed documentation on what was found during the inspection. Highly recommended.
- S.W., August 2015
Ray was prompt and thorough.
- G.H., August 2015
I especially appreciated Ray's taking the time to explain why each of the small problems matters - it provides me with a maintenance list for the future.
- M.S., August 2015
Ray was great and very knowledgeable. His thorough inspection and the following report ended up saving us a couple thousand dollars off the seller's asking price.
- A.Y., August 2015
Best home inspector I have ever worked with. Very thorough and knowledgeable. Will always refer and recommend.
- R.G., July 2015
Professional, well organized and very helpful. Report was excellent and very prompt.
- R.S., July 2015
Ray was right on time and did a thorough inspection. He was very helpful in helping me to understand his report and how to best address any problem areas. He also reassured me that I could call on him anytime to explain his findings to my insurance company.
- V.S., July 2015
-Remarkably organized and meticulous.
-knowledgeable way beyond basic building code
-approachable, honest and professional
Ray provided the information and awareness I needed to make my home buying decision with confidence.
- F.P., July 2015
Very thorough, professional and personable
- R.L., July 2015
Thank you, Ray for your thorough job! This was very educational for me and I learned a lot. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and co-workers who are looking for an inspector!
- M.N., June 2015
It was nice that you talked about what you saw as you found it and were able to give suggestions for how to fix problem areas. Overall I thought you did good work, were thorough, and pleasant to work with.
- D.R., June 2015
Thank you Ray for the detailed report. My wife and I know exactly what we are getting into and what will be required over the next year to keep our home clean and safe for our daughter. Your knowledge of the home building, electrical and mechanical reassure us that we have been given a realistic understanding of where our new home is today.
Thanks again Ray
- S.R., June 2015
Ray did a thorough job inspecting in, out, and around our new home. His pictures and report helped us learn about our home and property. Nice guy and does a great job too.
- R.H., June 2015
Ray is very personable and professional. He was thorough in his inspection and allowed me to follow him through each step. Ray also took the time to explain things to me throughout the inspection. Ray is also very detailed in his inspection and this is reflected in his inspection report. As a new homeowner, I received an education on my home as well as an inspection on my home from Ray Foster.
- D.O., May 2015
Answered all questions with professional knowledge during inspection. Provided valuable information about the property that would have been unknown to me and advised on lots of preventative maintenance to avoid costly repairs.
Very professional, very thorough, very friendly, nice person.
- J.M., May 2015
Ray, I truly appreciate your honesty and direct approach to performing our inspection. As someone who does not consider himself very handy around the house, you truly made this a very easy process to understand and has allowed me to prepare for upcoming repairs. Thank you again for everything.
Mike and Fatima
- M.F., May 2015
Thanks, again, Ray, for another home inspection. I am fortunate that we were able to set this up on the desired day to accommodate a tight closing deadline with just a few days notice. I still have one of your older reports from 5 years ago and my first home purchase (when you printed it out in a bound, spiral notebook), but the newer digital format incl. photos is nice!
- J.K., April 2015
Exceptional job at the inspection. Very professional, thorough and detailed. If we have the occasion to need an inspector in the future or can recommend one, Ray will be the inspector. Thank you!
- J.D., March 2015
found the report to be informative
- H.K., March 2015
Ray was very knowledgeable and personable. He was on-time and spent 3 hours reviewing every aspect of our home. In addition to his great inspection, he also provided references for items identified that needed to be addressed. I highly recommend Ray as a home inspector!
- T.C., February 2015
Great service all around. Excellent.
- R.B., February 2015
Thank you so much for your help! You have made yourself VERY available through both phone and email prior to and after the inspection. When you say "Don't hesitate to call" you absolutely mean it, and we really appreciate that level of service.
- H.F., February 2015
I certainly appreciated the detail and completeness of Ray's inspection. This was a critical step in helping determine true home value and potential costs for repairs on a house I was considering purchasing. I learned a tremendous amount and appreciated that Ray had no problem with me following him around and asking lots of questions. Ray identified that as a homeowner, I take stewardship of the home seriously and treated me as such, addressing all my questions and concerns about the property. - Devin H.
- D.H., January 2015
Fast turnaround. Friendly. Extremely helpful and easy to work with.
- M.A., January 2015
It was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for the thorough report. would you please email me the propane company that you recommended I call. I was also curious if you knew any contractors that could perform any of the work you identified during the inspection?
- E.B., December 2014
Ray was a pleasure to work with, he is very thorough, knows exactly what to look for as far as problem areas go with these Washington homes! We used him for two different home inspections during our house hunt. He was extremely professional and explained everything he found to us in detail and even pointed out the great things about the house! He's not just there to point out all the flaws!
His reports are very detailed and include pictures of everything. Thank you so much Ray, I will definitely refer you if I ever find anyone in need of an excellent inspector!
- S.K., November 2014
Very knowledgeable and very thorough. Helpful measuring relative importance of correcting various deficiencies.
- D.O., November 2014
Mr. Foster is personable, unobtrusive, professional and knows his job.
I can only wish that he had built my home.
- W.S., November 2014
This is the second time I have needed a home inspection using Ray. Each time it is with the highest quality and great knowledge of Ray that has been so wonderful. He is an expert and trustworthy, highest recommendation- thank you!
- D.V., October 2014
very professional, does a great job.
- R.D., September 2014
Ray always responds quickly to our schedule & questions..."time is of essence" in real estate; his reports are timely, easy to understand & his "triage" summary focuses on the important defects & problems...even real estate novices can understand Ray's inspection reports.
Even many days after the inspection, the client can ask questions, seek longer explanations or ask for professional repair referrals by email or phone. During the stressful real estate purchase period, it's most comforting to have a knowledgeable & reliable inspector like Ray, especially since he has carpentry & building experience. He has inspected more than 4 purchases for us over the years and we have recommended Ray to our friends.
- B.L., September 2014
We learned so much info from your
thorough inspection! Thanks for
being so patient with us and all of
Carl and Shirley
- C.S., September 2014
Ray's job appeared thorough and his comments during the inspection were helpful. We especially liked his report (filled with lots of photos). The report was very helpful.
- N.W., August 2014
Ray is very through and objective.
- R.M., August 2014
The inspection was outstanding and thorough. All concerns and questions were addressed on site.
I would definitely recommend Ray to other friends in need of inspection.
- S.N., August 2014
we got a detailed review and inspection. it was timely and easy to understand and work off of.
- M.Q., July 2014
Ray is amazing. He is one person we can completely trust when it comes to thoroughness of an inspection. We have used him 3 times so far and we are never going to be in the market for another inspector.
I love the online access, the pictures that come with the reports and the detailed explanation for each item.
I've also pinged Ray for his opinion on several things and Ray has always been extremely helpful.
Fantastic guy. 5 stars.
- V.R., July 2014
Ray inspected a home we are interested in purchasing. From the moment he walked in the door, Ray treated the home like he was the owner. This level of professionalism is sorely missing from the industry.
He was also very thorough, but was able to provide a succinct report that gave us the information necessary to make our decision.
I am 100% confident there won't be any surprises, if we purchase the home Ray inspected.
I would highly recommend Ray to anyone who wants a thorough and professional home inspection. If I need a home inspection for my home, Ray will be the first inspector I call.
- T.C., June 2014
Was professional and friendly. He offered his experienced advice on any questions we had.
He had our inspection report to us that evening. We would highly recommend Ray to anyone needing his services.
Mike and Kathy Williams
- M.W., May 2014
I have had ray do 3 inspections for us and I trust him in helping with one of the biggest decisions of our lives. Very helpful.... Thank's again...
- G.P., April 2014
Ray did an excellent job inspecting my new home. He explained items well and I now have a complete understanding of what my house needs now, and in the future. His professionalism was truly appreciated.
- L.J., April 2014
You were very professional and so knowledgeable. Thank you so much!!
- R.R., March 2014
Thank you for such a thorough job.
- D.L., March 2014
Great job. i will definitely recommend Ray to my friend s and family
- J.J., February 2014
Thank you for accommodating our short notice inspection request. You were very professional and it was a pleasure to have worked with.
- H.Y., February 2014
Thank you for doing such a thorough job and breaking out the information to me in an accessible way for a novice in home maintenance. We greatly appreciate your help, expertise, and referrals where needed.
- B.S., February 2014
Very knowledgeable about inspections. Very thorough. He has good suggestions about what to do.
- G.M., January 2014