This is the second time we've used Ed. Back in 2016, he performed an inspection for our first home purchase. He did such a good job, we asked him to do it again for our move. Unlike a lot of inspectors that I've spoken to, Ed encourages the homeowner to walk with him throughout the property. He points out problems and gives real-time feedback on how it needs to be addressed, how serious it is, etc. He's so good at identifying issues that it might make a future homeowner concerned that they're getting a lemon, but he's quick to point out when a problem isn't really all that big of a problem, too. Both times, we've got a crash course in home inspections and local regulations. This was beneficial to us for a number of reasons: 1. We were able to create a list rather quickly of the items we wanted to address when we first moved in. 2. When we got the inspection report later that day, we could look through it and have all the context of what he was trying to convey because we were with him the whole time. This can't be understated. It eliminates a lot of confusion. 3. When the time comes to negotiate with the seller, you have greater bargaining power. Ed's reports are detailed and highly professional. Both times we've used him, we have been able to negotiate buybacks with the seller.