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All Islands Home Inspections

Workphone: 360-298-1163
Mobile: 360-298-1163

San Juan, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, Snohomish Counties, WA 98221

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Tim Hance

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All Islands Home Inspections services all of San Juan (Friday Harbor, Orcas, San Juan, Lopez Islands), Skagit (Anacortes, Mt. Vernon, Burlington), Whatcom (Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden), and Island Counties (Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Whidbey Island).  Whether you're buying or selling a home, I am truly committed to providing you with the absolute highest level of service and professionalism.  Ultimately, you can expect nothing less than a very thorough, thoughtful, and professional Home Inspection and Report.   
Choosing the right home inspector is obviously an important decision.  The ideal home inspector is one who is well educated, experienced, has excellent communication skills (verbal and written), has your best interests in mind, and performs a thorough, thoughtful, and skillful evaluation of the home.  The truth is that not all Home Inspectors are equal.  I believe my education, experience, and professionalism truly set All Islands Home Inspections apart from the competition.  
Effective July 2009, Washington State instituted new, strict home inspector licensing laws.  Tim Hance is Washington State licensed Home Inspector #624.  I am truly committed to greatly exceeding the highest standards of service, conduct, and professionalism within the industry.    
Please call me at (360) 298-1163 or (360) 376-5555 to schedule and discuss your next home inspection.  I'd love to exceed your expectations!
November Testimonial!
"I started working with Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections six months ago and I am thoroughly impressed!  He goes the extra mile to make sure my clients get the most comprehensive inspection and thorough understanding of the home they are purchasing.  He explains the difference between repairs needed and improvements that can be made to the home.  He is extremely professional and courteous.  He takes the time to educate the clients in home maintenance.  His inspection reports and supporting photos are extremely detailed which is a necessity for my clients that are not able to attend the inspection.  He is prompt in preparing reports, sometimes even having them ready within a few hours.  Above all, my clients thank me for recommending Tim Hance and comment about how impressed they are with his extensive knowledge and extreme professionalism!  Thank you Tim for being the best!"
(Michelle Foggin, Roxy S. & Associates, RE/MAX South)
- Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #624
- Board Certified Master Inspector
- BPI Certified Building Performance Analyst and Energy Auditor 
- 10+ Years Construction Experience

Tim Hance has been active in construction, both remodeling and new construction, since 1997.  In this time, he has remodeled over 10 homes- the oldest home built in 1917- and constructed 5 new homes.

- NACHI Certified Professional Home Inspector (Member # 7090404): 

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) is the world's largest non-profit inspection association.  All NACHI Certified Inspectors have successfully passed NACHI's rigorous Inspector Examination, taken a Standards of Practice Quiz, completed a Code of Ethics Course, adhere to Standards of Practice, abide by a Code of Ethics, and attend required continuing education courses.

- AHIT Certified Professional Home Inspector:  

Tim Hance has attended and graduated from the American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) at Renton Technical College.  AHIT, a leader in home inspection training since 1993, is recognized and approved by professional organizations such as ASHI, NAHI, NACHI, and has a curriculum approved by over 120 colleges and universities.

- WSDA Licensed Structural Pest Inspector (Washington State License #75011): 

Tim Hance is licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture to perform Structural Pest InspectionsStructural Pest Inspections, and Complete Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) Reports in particular, report on the presence of and conditions conducive to termites, carpenter & moisture ants, wood infesting beetles, and wood fungus.  Licensed Structural Pest Inspectors must pass the required WSDA examinations, submit proof of financial coverage, and own or be employed by a company with an SPI Company License.   

- NEFSI Certified Siding Inspector:

Tim Hance has completed training and is recognized by the National Association of Exterior Finish System Inspectors (NEFSI) as a Certified Siding Specialist Inspector.  This certification certifies the inspector's proficiency in determining quality siding and installation methods, identifying recognized defects inherent to composite and other siding products, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's product warranties, and accurately determining the type of siding and extent of damage should the need to make a claim arise.     

- Remote Island Home Inspections:

All Islands Home Inspections has a 22' SeaSport Sportsman motor boat which provides quick, year-around, and easy access to all remote islands for home inspections. 

- State-of-the-Art Inspection Equipment (including but not limited to):

+ Carbon Monoxide Analyzer: Bacharach Fyrite Tech 60 Combustion Analyzer 
+ Moisture Meter: Protimeter Surveymaster
+ TIF8800 Combustible Gas Detector
+ Electrical Testing Equipment - GFCI Receptacle, Line Voltage, & Circuit Analyzer
+ Microwave Testing Equipment
+ Infrared Laser Thermometer

- Sophisticated Narrative Format Reporting Software

We utilize a sophisticated narrative software reporting system that presents easy to understand, informative, full-color Home Inspection Reports complemented with digital photography.  Reports can be emailed to clients in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format or downloaded from our secure password protected website. 

- 10+ Years Active Real Estate Experience

Tim & Liz Hance have been active in the real estate market acquiring, developing, and selling properties since 1999. 

- Local Resident of San Juan Islands and Anacortes since 1982. 

As a local, Tim Hance is committed to establishing long term relationships and providing a top notch service you can trust. 



Board Certified Master Inspector, WA Home Inspector #624, BPI Building Performance Analyst, WSDA SPI Pest Inspector


Thorough, detailed, professional Inspections and Reports. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, narrative computer Reports with lots of pictures. I strive to exceed all expectations and provide a top notch service to clients.

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Will always use Tim!!
- D.W., Eastsound WA, July 2022
Thank you very much for your thorough inspection and prompt report writing. It was a pleasure to meet you. -Samantha
- S.M., June 2022
Tim knows how to navigate these islands and provides professional home inspection. Even when the ferry didn’t run, Tim did!
- S.B., October 2021
Hance and AIHI did a superb job identifying the repairs we need. We'd hire him again in a minute.
- R.B., May 2021
Very professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend Tim to others needing a home inspection and will definitely have Tim do another inspection for us on any future home purchases.
- L.S., May 2021
For his inspection of our prospective home, Mr. Hance was thorough in his investigation and detailed in his report. We found him to be focused, pragmatic, and professional. He has our unqualified recommendation for you to engage his services.
- A.B., Seattle WA, March 2021
Tim did a very thorough job and my clients were very happy with him showing them issues in person. The report was excellent and easy for my clients to note and forward which issues were of concern. Would absolutely recommend.
- T.Z., August 2020
Tim ALWAYS does an amazing job. I know I can trust what he tells me and take his advice on what needs to be done. Great job! Thanks, Diane
- D.W., Eastsound WA, August 2020
Tim is a great inspector - responsive, friendly, detail oriented, ethical, very knowledgeable, and amazingly thorough. The reports he produces are fantastic. I highly recommend him.
- D.W., Seattle WA, August 2019
Incredibly thorough, educational
- C.H., Bellevue WA, April 2019
I would without any doubt recommend Tim Hance as a home inspector. I have bought many properties through the years and have never been more impressed. He knows more about homes than anyone I have met and is personable. He takes his job very seriously and I learned a lot in the process by talking with Tim about his findings. Do not skimp on one of the most important decisions you make in life - Hire Tim Hance for your home inspection. I am glad I did and I am also glad that I am buying a "well built" home!
- G.M., Seattle WA, February 2019
Tim was knowledgeable and helpful. Good discussion at end of inspection. Video and written report excellent. Tim also was the go too inspector for a sraw bale home that took special knowledge. All in all an excellent professional inspector.
- C.A., Freeland WA, January 2019
I am absolutely satisfied Tim! I have been amazed by your level of technical competence in the delivery of information. I rarely see executions done as well as yours. I haven't even gotten to the substance of the report yet! Your thorough report will serve as my to do list and handbook for many years.
- D.C., October 2018
Tim, Hands down this has been some of the most thorough video reporting I've seen ever in my life and Kelly and I applaud you for going into details with the home inspection and providing your feedback and commentary on your video tour. We felt very immerse in your report, and it has definitely strengthen my confidence in buying / maintaining the house. I'll be leaving a positive review for you soon too on the social media.
- T.T., September 2018
We would highly recommend Tim. He took is time to thoroughly check everything, very knowledgeable, detailed,explains things so any one could understand, and very personable. We loved the fact that he took videos & 360 photos to further allow us to learn about the home. Thank you Tim!
- D.F., September 2018
This was a thorough and professional service. Well worth the money. I would recommend it even if you aren't selling your home and just want a to-do list of things that need to be taken care of for your home.
- S.B., March 2018
Tim Hance is extremely thorough in his inspections and thoughtfully reviews his findings with our Buyers, helping them to understand the inspection process and how to identify the most important issues. He is prompt, courteous, and thoughtful.
- J.M., Langley WA, February 2018
You are beyond amazing. We received everything we needed and more to make an informed decision about this home! You are incredibly talented, diligent, and timely with your work and gave us information that will enable us to be better homeowners in general. Thank you!
- S.K., February 2018
Thanks Tim for your very thorough and professional report. We initially declined to purchase, however, my husband and I both thought the home perfect for us. So, based on your findings and recommendations we are purchasing and having a contractor repair and replace as recommended. Thanks for helping us make this decision.
- S.L., January 2018
He is THE BEST!!!
- C.F., December 2017
little problem with system software but other than that Excellent report. Very Thorough.
- B.S., December 2017
We highly recommend Tim for any type of home inspections. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, organized and proficient. The evaluations which include: written, photos and videos are on the mark and easy to understand the issues. He provides positive and corrective comments with his recommendations. The report is so easy to forward on to anyone that you wish.
- D.A., April 2017
Tim does a great job of documenting everything he checks during an inspection with photos, commentary and videos. The report is very thorough and helpful as a homeowner. Thanks Tim for doing a great job on my House Inspection!
- F.G., January 2017
He was fabulous at his job and also super nice guy!! Excellent, detailed report!
- E.H., January 2017
Tim was excellent! The most thorough and stress-free inspection we've had. He provided information to consider for maintenance going forward (very helpful as there are different considerations here than where we previously lived!) and was fun and interactive (even with my kids) throughout the process. Definitely recommend!
- G.H., September 2016
10 on all scores: Courtesy, Professionalism, Thoroughness, Knowledge, Honesty, Efficiency, Took time to explain in layman's terms, Gave great repair tips along the way, Not afraid of scary places (crawl spaces where I dare not enter), Inspires confidence. I give Tim a 10+ for personality, and -- excuse me Mrs. Hance -- Tim is truly funny when he tells a joke. Intelligent wit.
- C.C., September 2016
Tim was the consummate professional. We learned much from him and we appreciate his thoroughness and the patient, friendly explanations he provided when explaining various findings to us. It was a pleasure working with Tim Hance.
- D.S., September 2016
Very thorough and professional. Best inspection of any property I've ever had.
- T.B., June 2016
Tim Hance is the consummate professional! Consider yourself lucky when you see him. His demeanor, knowledge base and performance were well beyond my expectation. Tim expressed a genuine concern and attention to detail that seems lost in today's market place. His report and electronic files were exceptional. His web portal was efficient and user friendly. I've had experience with two (2) other home inspections in my life and this one just blows them away. Tim, thank you for the exceptional service and deliverable.
- P.B., June 2016
He did a very good professional job and is the second time I have used Tim on an inspection of home that I am buying on Orcas Island!
- C.C., June 2016
He did a very good professional job and is the second time I have used Tim on an inspection of home that I am buying on Orcas Island!
- C.C., June 2016
Tim did a great job on my home inspection. He was thorough, followed up with me afterwards and saved me money since the seller paid for most of the repairs for the deficiencies that were found.
- , May 2016
Tim taught us well about the house, now he needs to teach us about fishing! ;-}
- P.C., February 2016
I chose to hire Tim because of his familiarity with older homes in a marine environment. On completing his inspection, Tim took me on a tour of the issues he found and we discussed their severity and potential solutions. His written report was ready later the same day and I found it to be thorough and professional. Tim is personable and responsive and if I ever need to have another home inspected, my first call will be to Tim.
- J.O., February 2016
Hi Tim , thanks for the great job you did i will be sure to use you again in the future and will highly recomend you to anyone i know needed a home inspection thanks again bruce runyan
- B.R., January 2016
I would certainly recommend Tim Hance and All Island Home Inspections and use his services in the future. Tim is methodical and deliberate. His systematic approach developed through thousands of home inspections is evident. Tim is knowledgeable, friendly, and takes great pride in his work! When you know, you know... Tim's passionate service defines quality!
- B.W., October 2015
Tim brought professionalism, respectfulness, even good humor into his inspection of our home. He gave concrete advice and knowledgeable options for addressing possible issues raised in his report. I highly recommend his services.
- N.Q., October 2015
Thank you Tim. You were extremely detailed. You took your time and reviewed the home as if it were your own. Thank you for the added helpful tips on keeping our house in excellent condition. We are extremely pleased and will highly recommend you!
- D.L., June 2015
Tim did a wonderful job! He spent time talking with the buyers and helping them understand the report and his findings. I really appreciated how patient he was with their questions as they were new buyers. His answers were forthright and clear, leaving my buyers reassured that they had made the right choice selecting Tim for the inspection! I would highly recommend Tim again!! Shelley Camacho | Broker Century 21 North Homes Realty
- S.C., May 2015
top notch!
- J.H., May 2015
Personal, proficient, professional--a pleasure to work with
- G.A., East Wenatchee WA, May 2015
This is the second time we have used Tim for a building inspection, and would highly recommend his work.
- A.R., March 2015
Tim was professional and personable. He took time to explain, in detail, what he found during his inspection.
- G.H., March 2015
By far, Tim is the best inspector we have met (and we've met many!) Knowledgeable, helpful, and resourceful does not even begin to cover the advantage we feel we received by hiring Tim as our inspector. The best way to explain it is this: choosing Tim is like seeking out a "House Doctor". Once you've worked with him, no other inspector will do! Thank you Tim for all of your amazing insight, and suggestions--even telling us what to fix, and how. You are truly a master of your craft! Sincerely, Philip & Diane Boerstler
- D.B., March 2015
I enjoyed working with you. I'd recommend you to anyone because you are friendly, energetic, competent and thorough. Thanks !
- A.W., January 2015
Thanks! You did a great job and the price offered was the best I could afford. I will likely use your company again for any inspection services I may need in the future. Thanks for being patient about getting into the home for interior inspection, as the lock box had no keys in it! Thank you for a job thoroughly well done. Thank you again, Mrs. Hutchinson
- S.H., November 2014
Great to work with, very professional and thorough
- C.G., November 2014
Tim, It was a pleasure meeting you at our recent home inspection. My wife and I appreciate you making yourself available on such short notice. You were very professional and thorough with your inspection. You took time during the inspection to point out possible issues and answer any questions we had. The scheduling and payment process was very easy to complete. The inspection documents you've provided were very easy to read and well documented. I would definitely recommend you to any of our future neighbors and acquaintances in the Snohomish County area requiring home inspection services. Sincerely, John and Claudia Kaufman
- J.K., September 2014
Tim is a professional with human characteristics. He made the day with his expertise and humor. We would recommend him to any buyer who is looking for the truth.
- L.F., September 2014
He was very professional and explained things clearing.
- M.T., August 2014
Thanks Tim....well done
- N.P., August 2014
You did a great job. Very thorough and very helpfull. Beyond what was required. Much thanks!!!
- H.S., April 2014
Tim couldn't be easier to work with and he leaves no stones unturned when inspecting a home.
- M.R., April 2014
Tim was very professional, easy to understand, and very helpful during our home inspection. We paid a little extra to have him as our home inspector and his expertise was well worth the price.
- S.K., March 2014
Very thorough yet with a common sense approach.
- P.R., December 2013
inspected like he was moving his own family into the home
- D.B., August 2013
Tim was very helpful and answered all of my questions.
- V.V., August 2013
Very professional and forthcoming. Courteous and attentive. He listens.
- D.I., July 2013
Thank you so much for your assistance and professional expertise in providing this inspection yesterday. You are so honest and congenial, comfortable in your manner and conversational style, friendly and informative, professional and clear. You made the inspection process incredibly easy for us and assisted us by providing exactly the information we needed to make an informed decision. We are very grateful to have had you as our inspector and would be happy to give you our highest recommendation.
- S.C., June 2013
Tim is FANTASTIC. Worked a weekend and really helped me out :)
- M.L., June 2013
On time, thorough job and report, plus a very nice guy.
- B.S., March 2013
I would use Tim Hance again and also recomend him. His professionalism was top notch. He is thorough and complete. Takes his time and answers questions and explains his findings in good detail. All around an excelent service provider.
- G.H., March 2013
Tim was very knowledgeable in every sinle aspect of the house. He gave us a lo of advices and always kept the pofessionalism and great inerpersonal skills. I totally recommend his services and will definitely contact for future houses.
- O.C., March 2013
Thank you so much for your careful and informative inspection of my soon to be new home. Your patience, thoroughness and courtesy are greatly appreciated. Pat
- P.R., September 2012
Tim is professional and knowledgeable. He explains all aspects of the inspection clearly and encourages questions to cement understanding.
- S.H., July 2012
Tim greatly exceeded expectations! I would not hesitate to recommend him! Tim was very thorough, knowledgeable and extremely easy to work with.
- M.H., December 2011
In the past couple of weeks Tim inspected two different houses for us. We benefited from meeting and talking with Tim after the inspections. He is thorough, and explains things so they are easy to understand. Unlike some other inspectors we have used over the years, Tim does not talk down to his customers. I'd definitely recommend Tim Hance.
- J.B., November 2010
Tim is extremely professional and easy to speak with. Questions were answered to my understanding. The report is extremely easy to read and understand. The pictures provided within the report are relevent to the information provided in the section noted. Tim was easily accessible and efficient via email and cell phone communication. His website provided several links indicative of his education, experience and the expectation/standard that he holds his work to. The report that he provided was delivered as promised and without complications of downloading or printing errors. I would recommend Tim to others in need of a thorough house inspection.
- R.N., October 2010
Thank you Tim for an excellent job!
- A.G., August 2010
Even if you put a gun to my head I couldn't tell you how Mr. Hance might Improve his service! I've never been more comfortable awarding a score of 10.
- R.B., June 2010
Tim, Thank you for such a complete and very professional report. We will make sure that your invoice is seen to. Don and Teri
- T.M., June 2010
Tim, Thanks for your very quick and professional service. You are the best.
- K.S., March 2010