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Episode 92 Jim Estrada

Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada
Seattle Home Inspector Jim Estrada

Jim Estrada, president and lead inspector for Property Inspector LLC, has an incredible passion for the inspection business. After graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Chemistry at the age of twenty, he was involved for the last thirty five years in extensive remodeling projects and property management. He graduated at the top of his class from Inspection Training Association, the premier home inspection school.

Jim has been inspecting for almost 15 years and preformed over 10,000 inspections. His inspections exceed the Standards of Practice of ASHI, (The American Society of Home Inspectors); he’s a certified member of ASHI, and on the ASHI local Board. His inspections also exceed the Standards of Practice for the State of Washington where he holds his Certified Inspector License #210. He is licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture #65027 as a Structural Pest Inspector for detecting Wood Destroying Organisms. These inspections are recommended along with all home inspections.

Jim says:

“We’ve been doing a great job for over 5,000 happy home owners in the Greater Seattle Bellevue Metropolitan Area for almost 15 years now. If you have been to our website, you’ve read what some of those folks have to say about our service and follow up resources. Before I got into the home inspection business, I remodeled and managed properties for more than twenty five years.

Very few inspectors in Greater Seattle have that kind of experience – experience that we put to work for you at your home inspection. We can communicate in English,  Chinese, Filipino, and Spanish with our reporting WE WORK FOR YOU!

Not the Realtor or the Seller, or the lender, or anyone else. Most of all, we have a genuine interest in seeing that our Clients are given our clearest and most honest opinions about the conditions in the home they are considering. We’ll tell you what we see. We’ll talk to you about how important anything might be, and we’ll discuss what your options are. We are a full-service inspection company, and we are out to do you a great job.”

Jim Estrada is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector

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Episode 39 Michael Wicklund

Michael Wicklund
Michael Wicklund

Michael Wicklund is the owner and operator of STERLING Home Inspection Services. Michael began his career in the construction field. He is a third generation carpenter following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps. As a self-employed remolding contractor his focus was on kitchen and bath remodels. With experience in these areas he was continually called upon to bid jobs related to real estate transactions. This work is commonly referred to as real estate work orders, i.e. any item generated from a home inspection or pest inspection.

After seventeen years of remodeling and repairs from other inspector’s reports, and feeling the need for a career change the natural path was for him to become a home inspector himself. With his past construction experience he decided to attend home inspection school, he chose Inspection Training Associates ITA because of their high quality of training in the inspection industry. There he received certification allowing him to become a well-rounded home inspector. In addition, he acquired the necessary licensing from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, which allows him to perform structural pest inspections (WDO inspections). Education is a high priority to Michael; he frequently attends continuing education classes, so he can stay up to date on the most current building practices.

Michael finds great satisfaction as a full time home inspector educating perspective homebuyers.

ITAHome Inspection Training

Inspection Training Associates ITA

Home Inspection Certification

Michael Wicklund was certified as a Master Inspector by the American Institute of Inspectors – A.I.I.™

Home inspectors are NOT created equal! States require little or no educational requirements for home inspection companies. You should choose your inspector carefully.

Michael Wicklund was formally trained and certified by Inspection Training Associates (ITA), a leader in the home inspection training field. Meth SamplerHe is also licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture to perform structural home inspections.

Michael Wicklund was trained by Michael Leavitt & Co to safely collect surface wipe samples for the presence of methamphetamine residue in both residential and commercial structures.

Michael Wicklund is being interviewed by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

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