Jay Marlette

Service and Information
Jay Marlette is committed to providing the highest level of professional service in the home inspection industry. He is a certified ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) inspector who is timely, reliable, honest, and thorough. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable. He has the training and experience to accurately observe the condition of the home, and the communication skills to clearly describe the inspection results. His standards are among the highest in the industry. He meets and exceeds the standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Inspection Services:

* Single Family Resident Inspections
* Multi-family Resident Inspections
* Condominium/Townhome Inspections
* Report Reviews

Click to download a sample report [3.6 mb]

Cancellation Policy

THERE'S 72-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY AND A $300 CHARGE FOR CANCELLATIONS. By booking this appointment, whether it is for yourself or on behalf of others, you agree to pay $400 (or more for some services) to the inspector if the appointment is cancelled within 72 hours of the appointment. This policy will be strictly enforced. Cancelled inspections are costly to the home inspector, and in order for this online service to be available, ordered inspections must be honored. It is recommended that inspections not be scheduled unless you are in contract on a property. This service is not intended to hold an inspector's time slot while making an offer to shorten an inspection contingency.

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Report Turn-Around

Written home inspection reports are completed the business day following the home inspection (reports may be sent the evening of the next business day if they require more preparation time). Reports are emailed and the hard copy is typically brought the client's real estate professional's office (if in delivery range) or mailed by Priority Mail. The hard copy includes the binder for the client and an additional copy for the real estate can be provided if requested at the time of the inspection.

Service Area

I DO NOT SERVICE EL CERRITO - DO NOT SCHEDULE ANY SERVICES REGARDING ANY PROPERTIES LOCATED IN EL CERRITO CA. The service area online includes Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, El Sobrante, Pinole, San Leandro, Emeryville, Rodeo, Alameda, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Kensington, Piedmont, Albany, and most areas in the East Bay within 30 minute’s drive from Berkeley. If the inspection is out of the service area, please contact Jay Marlette at 510 847 2171.

Inspection Agreement

An inspection agreement between the client and the home inspector must be signed and initialed before the home inspection report can be released. Typically, the inspection agreement is brought to the client on-site and presented by the home inspector. Feel free to download and review the home inspection agreement that is linked on this site. If you wish to print out and fill in the inspection agreement prior to the inspection, be sure the the second page is initialed, the last page signed, and your info is complete.

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* Past President of the Golden Gate Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (two terms).

* Certified by the International Code Council in Residential Plumbing, Mechanical, and Building Code Compliant Inspections.

* Building Inspector for the California Office of Emergency Services.

* Graduate of the Professional Association of Building Inspectors with over 145 hours of residential inspection procedures and technical training.

* Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Requirements for membership include passing the most rigorous technical home inspection exam in effect today, performing more than 250 professional home inspections, and adhering to the ASHI strict code of ethics to avoid conflicts of interest.

* Annual Continuing Home Inspection Training (minimum of 20 units per year) monitored by ASHI.

* Experienced in inspecting a diverse housing stock. This inspector is familiar with homes ranging from the 1800s to New Construction.

* Former Education Chair for the Golden Gate Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors. This position includes arranging educational seminars for other home inspectors in the area.