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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.

Observations of a Home Inspector, Part 1

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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

In a prior life, I spent ten years working for a prominent Midwest appraisal firm.  Between this experience and running my own home inspection business for the last 16 years, I have found that inspectors and appraisers share some common issues. I have acquired a special appreciation for the similarities and differences between them.  Mostly, our professions are related through the real estate process (perhaps cousins, twice removed)—we both visit the house and ascertain the general condition of the property.

House Inspector Adds Twist to the Task: Photos and Videos

Sunday, December 22nd, 2002

Enterprise insight
By Jenny Callison, Enquirer contributor

HAMILTON – Mike Connolly has embraced technology to give his home inspection business a distinctive edge.

“I’ve taken a business that I believe is nontechnical in nature, in terms of how an inspector works, and used technology to deliver an audio-visual product that has benefits to the client and to me as the business owner,” said the owner of Smart Move Inspections.

Mr. Connolly started his home inspections career working for a company that used a checklist format to identify concerns. Many companies have since shifted to a more complete narrative description, but Smart Move has gone further.