Testimonials

Making sure that my clients are satisfied with their home inspection service is of the greatest importance to me. I enjoy sharing my construction and inspection experience to assist people with the home buying and selling process. Just listen to what my former customers have to say:

"I highly recommend Michael Brady for your home inspection… Aside from providing a thorough inspection report, he answered all of the questions I had during the inspection. He also provided recommendations for changes and upgrades that would make the home safer and improve the overall aesthetic. If you are choosing amongst various home inspectors, you will not be disappointed with Michael."

Nathan
Client, Berkeley

"Michael Brady is calm, clear, extremely informative, and practical. I followed him around like an insecure 5 year-old after a clever older brother, asking any and all questions that came to mind. Michael answered these with much more kindness and clarity than an older brother would have! He was extremely thorough with "our" house, climbing around on the roof, mucking about in the basement, carefully noting any and all signs of wear, tear, and damage. As a bonus, he provided sort of an off the record dialogue about which repairs he felt were more pressing, and which could probably wait a few more years. I felt utterly confident with his analysis…

Also note: not all inspectors obtain all possible certifications because they don't have to by law. My new hero has 'em all it appears, including ASHI & CREIA.

…So, if you want a strong, supportive arm to help steady you along the nerve-wracking process that is buying a home, I highly recommend Michael Brady. Damn! He's good!"

Ravena F.
on Yelp!

"Michael has inspected my property on two occasions, once at the time of purchase, and second for a routine inspection. Michael clearly brings a great deal of experience to the table along with a calm and reassuring air. He is practical and concise, offering several options to a problem I discovered after being in the property a year. Michael is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Michael and will use him again."

David M
Client, Oakland

"When I first started as a Realtor in 2002 another Broker referred me to Michael Brady and called him the best inspector out there. I have worked with many home inspectors over the years and Mike is still my first choice. He is knowledgeable, thorough and considerate. He is great, especially with nervous or first time home-buyers---walking them through the property and explaining the good qualities and areas of concern or disrepair. He is also great at providing a real world context for looking at a home---especially an older home. Michael’s reports are clear and unambiguous, and he also makes himself available by phone and email after the initial inspection for any questions or concerns which may arise later on."

Corey Weinstein
Broker

"I have known and worked with Michael Brady for over 10 years.
My experience with Michael has always been positive. He has vast experience with evaluating and inspecting homes in the East Bay. He is familiar with the types of challenges that these types of homes can pose. These challenges range from foundation, drainage, mold, settling, old plumbing and wiring, and the myriad other issues with which these homes can present.

When Michael is conducting an inspection with a Buyer, his demeanor is one of calm reassurance. If an issue arises, Michael is clear to refer that issue to a specialist who can further elaborate on it, without appearing alarmist. He is very patient and thorough with the many questions that new Buyers have when purchasing their first home…. He is clear, concise, and to the point…. I always feel very satisfied that Michael has taken the time to thoroughly inspect the property and answer all our questions. He always makes himself available by phone or email if the client has further questions after the inspection.

It is without reservation that I recommend Michael Brady as a physical inspector that you can trust to give a complete and thorough evaluation of any home in this area."

Geri Stern
Realtor®

"Mike Brady…was extremely thorough in his inspection and was quick to answer any questions we had. His report gave us constructive advice of not only what needed to be repaired right away, but what sort of repairs we could expect 5 or 10 years in the future. Mike's knowledge and insight made us comfortable in our decision to buy our house. We would be happy to recommend Mike's services as a home inspector."

Devan & Anne-Marie F.
San Leandro

"In the highly competitive home inspection industry, I have placed my trust in Mike Brady. I have utilized his services for years because he is impeccably honest, takes every inspection seriously no matter how big or small, always makes time to discuss all matters in detail, is great working with my clients and always shares the full extent of the conditions without freaking them out. He is committed to his profession and has a particularly deep understanding of the homes (having built many of them when he had his own construction company following the Oakland/Berkeley firestorm in 1991). Mike is also one of the few inspectors who has extensive experience with commercial structures, giving him a wide range of knowledge beyond the comparatively simple homes which he inspects for us residential brokers. I have a rather sophisticated clientele and I am pleased to report that all of them have been exceptionally pleased with his services. For these reasons as well as the fact that he is an all around great guy, I cannot recommend Mike Brady enough."

Daniel Stea
Broker/Realtor, Berkeley