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Welcome To Falcon Property Inspection

OUR MISSION

Falcon is a client-centric, full-service property inspection company encompassing more than 15 years of property inspection experience.   Our mission is to deliver exceptional service and information to clients and real estate agents throughout Arizona.  We are very proud of our thorough on-site verbal summaries and written inspection reports. 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

We are a high-tech, high-touch company that provides the following services:

  • Full-scope traditional home inspections for buyers in advance of the purchase.
  • Full-scope home inspections for sellers (pre-listing) that desire to know their home’s condition before listing it.
  • Limited scope inspections on specific components/systems of the home such as roof, pool, appliances, cooling, heating, etc.
  • Pool inspections using our proprietary methodology, which complies with the Arizona Standards of Professional Practice for the Inspection of Swimming Pools & Spas. Both principals, John Elson and Greg Elson are Certified Pool Operators as determined by the National Swimming Pool Foundation.
  • Re-Inspections for buyers after the seller has made repairs based on the Buyer’s Notification & Seller’s Response (BINSR) document.
  • Infrared Consultation regarding plumbing leaks, grading and drainage-related water intrusion, roof leaks and insulation deficiencies.
  • Commercial inspections such as office suites and multi-unit apartment buildings. We can handle almost any type of project through our joint venture relationships.

METHODOLOGY

We conduct most inspections using a team approach. We assign two inspectors to conduct the inspection. This results in a more thorough inspection and a more detailed on-site verbal summary.

We use infrared thermography on every inspection. As experienced thermographers (John is a Certified Level 1 Thermographer), we provide clients with information about anomalies that may not be seen by the naked eye. This might include leaks under sinks or at washing machine supply boxes; cooling, heating and distribution vent performance; and operating temperatures of circuit breakers, blower motors, pool pumps and other equipment.

Falcon Property Inspection

Our high-value approach includes verbal and written reports that exceed the State of Arizona and American Society of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice. We include both color digital photos (we take more than 50,000 photos every year) and infrared photos. We present all our photos to our clients on a laptop, on site, during our verbal summary.  We meld this verbal summary with an incomparable written report. The report includes an easy to read, concise summary that is organized by importance of defects, includes specific numerical reference to the main report and includes color digital photos. This makes it easy for real estate agents to produce the BINSR (Buyer’s Notification and Seller’s Response) document.

CLIENT HISTORY

Thousands of inspections conducted on every type of property, including:

  • Single family homes, both large and small, including condos, townhomes and multi-million estates.
  • Multi-unit properties from 1-4 units such as small apartment buildings and condominiums.
  • Extensive experience with first time homebuyers through our FTHB (First Time Home Buyer) Program. We provide demonstrations of water and electric shut-offs as well as discussions regarding garage door maintenance, window maintenance and other subjects that make our clients feel more comfortable with their new home. Clients receive a copy of the book “How to Operate Your Home” by Mr. Fix-It.
  • Detailed inspections of properties that are being “flipped” that quickly identify defects beyond the new flooring and new paint.
  • New build inspections prior to closing that include overviews of paint, countertop surfaces, HVAC, structure, roofing, cabinets, plumbing fixtures and many other components and systems.
  • New build warranty inspections prior to the end of the first year of ownership to document condition of the home for the current owners. The report is then forwarded by the client to the builders to document needed repairs.

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

  • Both inspectors are ASHI-Certified (American Society of Home Inspectors) as well as Arizona State Licensed.
  • Both inspectors are Background Verified Inspectors.
  • Both inspectors use infrared thermography.
  • Most inspections are conducted by a team of two inspectors.
  • Every inspection includes a detailed, on-site summary with our clients including a review of all photos. Summaries typically encompass an hour as we try to answer client questions at the same time.
  • Every inspection includes a three-ring binder with collateral materials, including the Arizona ASHI Professional Standards of Practice and Code of Conduct brochure and a book from Tom Feiza, Mr. Fix-It, entitled “How to Operate Your Home.” This book is filled with excellent diagrams and maintenance practices.