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Testimonial – S & M Wyoming

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Mike, thanks for your thorough and detailed report.  We have bought and sold five houses over the past 14 years…your attention to detail as well as your presentation of findings is the by far the best we have received.  Thank you, much appreciated.

 S & M

Testimonial – K & B From Loveland

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

K&B from Loveland – March 2013

“I wanted to let you know that we were very impressed with your
professionalism and the thoroughness of your work.  It gives us such a
clearer picture of the property we are interested in as well as a good punch
list of items needing attention.  Usually pictures are worth a lot but I
also appreciate the comments in the report as well.”

Testimonial – “B” from Loveland

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
March 2013
Thank you for your time and the very thorough inspection report that you provided. Your descriptions and findings were great and we feel comfortable that you did the inspection and didnt miss anything. We are going back to them with things today (windows, doors, mold, water pressure etc) as some of the main things and we’ll see what they say. I’m sure they wont like the windows!
We’ll keep you in mind if we have any friends that move and need an inspection.

Testimonial – Mark from Mason

Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Smart Move Inspections, Inc., was recommended by a good friend of mine that recently sold his house.  I mentioned to him I was selling one home and purchasing another and he commented ‘I hope your buyer doesn’t get Smart Move Inspections to do your inspection, they did the one on the last home I sold and they were TOUGH’, so I thought that should be the people I hire. They were timely, although we had just had a huge snow storm.  The bad weather did not phase them in their diligence to provide an excellent inspection and report. With the documentation and professional presentation that Smart Move Inspections provided,  I was able to get the builder  to take care of thousands of dollars in repairs.
-Mark C from Mason


Testimonial – TK Cincinnati

Sunday, March 17th, 2013
March 2013
Thanks for the great report… as I told Laura, it was like a horror movie, both terrifying and intriguing at the same time ….
Your info and recommendations are great, and, I have to say, your photos are as close to revealing an alien science experiment or the “Andromeda Strain” or Jimmy Hoffa’s final resting place as one could hope to achieve….
-Much Thanks… TK

Observations of a Home Inspector, Part 5

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

LIVEVALUATION , November 2010 Issue

Written by Michael Connolly, CI

Smart Move Inspections, Inc.

Observations of a Home Inspector

Last month we started into the Improvements section of the URAR form and discussed a home inspector’s observation as it might relate to the General Description and Foundation sections of the form. This installment will continue in the Improvements section. We will discuss some common issues and deficiencies an inspector might uncover if he were to be inspecting from the Improvements section of the URAR form.

Exterior Description

Observations of a Home Inspector, Part 4

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

LIVEVALUATION , October 2010 Issue Submitted by Michael Connolly, CI  Smart Move Inspections, Inc.

Observations of an Inspector

Observations of a Home Inspector, Part 3

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

LIVEVALUATION , September 2010 Issue Submitted by Michael Connolly, CI  Smart Move Inspections, Inc.

Last month’s installment touched on how a home inspector might address sections of the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report “URAR.”.  Having already reviewed the “Subject”, “Contract” and “Neighborhood” sections, we continue to the “Site” section of the report.


Home inspectors do not evaluate lot shape or dimensions, and typically ignore any improvements to the lot, such as fountains, ponds, playground equipment and storage barns.

Testimonial – Janice, Loveland

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Mike Connolly from Smart Move Inspections is awesome!  He is incredibly knowledgeable and really puts you at ease.  Will always hire and recommend him.

– Janice, Loveland

Testimonial – Mary Hyde Park

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Excellent experience. Prompt, courteous service from the initial phone contact all the way through to the written report. Tremendous value – saved us thousands by uncovering needed repairs. Without a doubt the most thorough, professional home inspection I have experienced. A refreshing experience in an age where many “handymen” pose as home inspectors.

-Mary C, Hyde Park