Golden Gate Home Inspections
Golden Gate Home Inspections is a San Francisco based home inspection firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
We provide buyer home inspections, seller home inspections, roof inspections, multi-unit and commercial property inspections, mold, lead, and asbestos testing, infrared scanning and drone surveys. Golden Gate Home Inspection provides inspections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
We only hire Home Inspectors who are certified by either of the two nationally and internationally recognized Home Inspector associations. Additionally, our inspectors undergo further in-house training related specifically to the types of homes and issues that are common in the Bay Area.
We have appointments available Monday through Saturday and we can sometimes accommodate Sunday appointments, when possible. We also have an online scheduling calendar for your convenience.
Here’s what our customers have to say:
clear explanations with supporting photographs.
To start with, Chris was fantastic in getting me an appointment during a period where inspections were in high demand. He not only did answer the phone after business hours, but he went beyond and above to accommodate me and my client.
Jake was the inspector that came to the property, and he was great to work with. He did the inspection in detail and thoroughly.
He worked diligently to inform me and my client and make sure that we understood the entire process.
The report came quickly, with such a friendly interface. So neat, easy to use, and to understand.
And to have them available to answer any questions we had, was a huge plus.
Two thumbs up for Jake and Chris.
I would 100% recommend it.
Personalized service, flexible with schedule, responsive with phone calls and emails, and they designed their portal which gives you a clear, easy to understand report with photographs, and color-coded recommendations.
The type of service from Golden Gate Home Inspections is what I like to call a 360 customer-oriented service. From the initial call, a follow-up email with a quote, a personalized text message with a reminder of the inspection day, a very professional and empathetic team (especially to first-time homeowners), and most importantly, the delivery format of the report in a customized portal reliable and easy to understand made me feel a significant level of support during the crucial moments of deciding whether or not you purchase this home.
A company with business integrity that provides you with trust from the very first moment. I called many places; my feeling was that they only want your money and don't care much about your concerns. They want to charge you way too much and try to up-sell you extra stuff. Chris, who I believe is the owner of GGHI after he figured that I was quite inexperienced in this matter, he immediately explained what the most critical aspects someone should see in a home before committing to do the purchase are. He cared about my money, Instead of trying to upsell another service, he said, "Let me take a look a that first, and then I'll tell you if you need to hire this additional inspection." i.e., Termites.
It's hard to find vendors who understand and value customers today, and especially in San Francisco. Chris understands the level of stress that a buyer is going through before purchasing a home. Therefore, after the inspection, he makes sure to explain to you what could hurt your wallet. The top things to watch out, the top things the home is doing great, and the potential cost of small details that would help you create an excellent judgment of the home state and if it is a go or a no go. In the end, this is our goal if the home is in conditions, if there are aspects that would cause me a tremendous among of money to fix and what are the things that I can fix on a small budget but not a hazard to my health or wallet. GGHI makes sure you get this right.
WATCH OUT! - It doesn't matter what San Francisco sellers or agents tell you about reducing contingencies to get the offer approved by the owner. Disregard that, if a homeowner or seller does not want to accept it what it is fundamentally your right, move on to a different home where the seller has better integrity. You have to do your inspection even though the seller already has provided you with one from his own.
Always get your inspection. I'll recommend going for GGHI; Chris would be a great partner that would help you make a diligent decision, which by the way, the delivery format and level of detail between the inspection from GGHI and the one made by the seller, its years light unbeatable.
Thank you, GGHI; you guys help me moving forward with my purchase.
I was impressed with the level of detail in the report, particularly the aging of depreciated items such as hot water heaters, electrical, and roofs. Also, Chris follows up with us to be sure if anything needed or questions.