James was great. His eye caught the tiniest details from drip marks on the skylight to a termite wing in the window sill. Sleuthed out a simple fix to a broken jet tub. He really knows how to use his infrared camera to find what the naked eye can’t see. Where there was damage, he recommended reasonable fixes. When structures like the roof were in great shape, he offered advice on maintenance to keep it that way. The 60-page inspection report came later that evening! I’ll use this document as my primary maintenance reference for years to come. Sharp, knowledgeable, affable, very reasonably priced, it was a pleasure to work with James.
James was professional from first contact to getting into my home. 🏠 This purchase is the third home that I've bought and the experience was a bit different from the last two because I'm retired now and this is the last home I'll probably own. He was not the least expensive inspector, my Realtor suggested two other inspectors, one charged about the same and was local; the other had to take a ferry from Whidbey Island and was significantly cheaper (seemed like a poor decision). I was surprised when my agent had not heard of James given the number of glowing reviews here. The report was detailed (about 60 pages and state of the art) and helped me understand how seemingly small items in sequence lead to some of the homes larger problems. I decided not to use the report to negotiate but was grateful for the referral to the local home builders association as a place to start out to find reputable tradespeople - the best catch was a skylight that leaked but it only showed when he used his infrared camera! I interviewed 3 contractors and when I gave him my report from New York he told me that I was lucky and happened to chose one of the best home inspectors in the State! If anyone is out of the state and wants an accountable, professional home inspector James and Rainshadow are my choice!
James is an amazing home inspector, catches everything and takes the time to inform about the issues. Really knowledgeable about homes and inspections. He's built and renovated tons of houses over the years and really knows that to look for and he's the most honest and thorough I've ever seen. Very easy going and punctual. Can't go wrong with James, he's inspected a bunch of homes for me and saved us from huge money pits time and again... Call him today you won't be disappointed...Best on the Peninsula by far!
James is without question the most exceptional home inspector I've ever worked with. His diligence, knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond for his clients are why I recommend him to everyone I represent. The home inspection process plays one of the most important roles in a real estate transaction--not only in negotiations, but in providing a buyer with vital information about the condition of a home. Having a true professional like James to ensure no stone is left unturned gives buyers the confidence they need to make the correct decision in what could be one of the biggest investments of their lives. James is the person I trusted to inspect my own home, which I believe speaks for itself in how much I think of him.
James is my most trusted home inspector. As someone who represents waterfront home buyers throughout the Puget Sound and Hood Canal, I always recommend the buyers make the additional investment to hire James and bring him from Port Townsend to the location of their next home. Just like real estate brokers, not all home inspectors are equally skilled and knowledgeable. It pays to make the extra marginal investment to hire the best. You will rest easy knowing that James has thoroughly inspected every possible facet of the home and will leave the inspection armed with accurate and valuable information that could save you tens of thousands of dollars during negotiations. Don't skimp on your home inspection investment and hire the best. Hire James.
Rainshadow Home Inspection was one of the inspection services recommended by our realtor. James did a thorough inspection of the house, providing a detailed explanation as he assessed each area of the home. I appreciated the level of detail he provided, speaking in terms the average person can understand. We needed the report later that day and it was sent to us by 1:00pm. A few weeks later, when the flooring installer had some concerns about a high moisture reading in one area of the house , James crawled under the house to investigate. Not only did he do this on short notice, he didn't charge an additional fee. I'm wowed by the level of care and service James provided. I highly recommend Rainshadow Home Inspection.
We recently bought a log cabin in rural Jefferson County and James did an incredible job with the inspection. He was extremely thorough and very knowledgeable about log homes. He was a clear communicator and took the time to teach us about the maintenance of our log home. He helped us prioritize the repairs needed on the home, and even helped connect us with a few reputable contractors in the area. His inspection report was very detailed and included a ton of pictures. Based on his report we were able to negotiate a lower price. We really enjoyed working with James- he will be our home inspector for life!
I had the opportunity to have James inspected on two home last summer. He is excellent. James took time to explain. He is sincere and straightforward.
James was awesome! We are buying a log house, which requires much more than the usual expertise. James took his time, covered all our special issues comprehensively, and still took care of every detail of the regular home inspection. The report was really clear and easy to read and understand.