Here is a sampling of the many testimonials I have received from clients:
“We highly recommend Brett’s home inspection services. As first-time home buyers, we really appreciated that he made every part of the process and analysis easy to understand. There is a great deal to know about any given home, from the obvious to construction/design details that we would never have even thought about if it weren’t for Brett. Knowledge is power, and we were well prepared when it came time for the negotiation process. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and most importantly, thorough. Our inspection was helpful, well organized and definitely worth way more than we paid. Thanks Brett!”
Andrew & Caroline M. – East Walpole, MA
“Brett Cortez helped me hunting for real estate in Cambridge. He is quick, observant and professional, always available when I called with questions. When it was important to step in quickly and get an expert eye on a place where there was crazy bidding, Brett helped me keep a level head and gave me an advantage over other potential buyers. When I did finally buy, he connected me with a building engineer who helped with some quick repairs before I moved in. Brett is pleasant to work with; he has a breadth of experience which is ever so helpful with old buildings.”
A. S. – Cambridge, MA
“Brett performed the home inspection for our first (and only!) home . He made the somewhat stressful process much less so. He took the time to walk us through every detail and made sure we felt like no question was too stupid to ask. He was detailed and professional, and found a bunch of repairs that we were able to have addressed before we finalized the purchase. We would gladly recommend him to anyone!”
Karen & Robbie S. – West Newton, MA
"As first time home buyers, the process of purchasing a home can be overwhelming. Brett made the inspection something to look forward to. Brett was friendly, professional, and extremely thorough. He took his time to look at every nook and cranny of our property and explain what he was seeing in a "user friendly" manner. We quickly received the inspection report that was very detailed and included numerous pictures. Brett's friendly demeanor, professionalism, and in-depth report really put our minds at ease and gave us confidence in our purchase.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Brett to anyone in need of a home
K.A. & S.G. - Cambridge, MA
"Brett rocks! Very professional, and very clear. Worked well with me and with my wife in the 2 inspections we hired him for. His clear reports and explanations made us very comfortable in buying the property we wanted. Perhaps even more important, he helped us decide not to buy a place that would not have worked for our needs.
Do yourself a favor and hire an American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) professional such as Brett Cortez"
F.P & S.S. - Brookline, M
"We can't speak highly enough about Brett. We expected the home inspection to be a painful process that in the best case scenario, someone tore our future home apart. Brett found a way to unearth every imperfection while keeping the experience positive and full of in depth learning. Being a first time home buyer, Brett took the time to walk us through every inch of the house to explain his findings. He then immediately followed the inspection with a detailed report that exceeded all expectation. We'll definitely work with Brett again in the future if we ever need inspection service."
Michael and Kathleen V. - Rockland, MA
"I have been through 3 home inspections with Brett as I was a very picky first time home buyer. I was referred by my first home inspector to use Brett as she was not available at the time. We were very happy and impressed by Brett. We went through condo, townhouse and single family home. It is great that Brett was a contractor himself that he is able to educate and guide us through the process. Brett is very thorough inspecting every part of the house/apartment and to offer his professional advises on how serious the issue is and what not to worry. We ended up buying a house that has minimal amount of serious issues and also has a peace of mind. Thanks to Brett we are really happy with our new house in the Boston area. I highly recommend Brett and would hire him again in the future!"
A.F. & L.H . - Andover, MA
“I was referred to Brett Cortez to do my home inspection and he did a great job. I thought the job I was giving him was as easy as they come. It was a condo in a well-respected building and the specific condo was just totally renovated. I met Brett near the end of the inspection and it was a good thing I hired him. First, he met with the building manager and confirmed the building itself and all of the common areas and common systems were in great shape. What I didn’t expect was that the total renovation that the owner did to the condo itself was done with less than stellar workmanship. Loose kitchen cabinets, electrical receptacles that were not properly anchored, shower arm that was installed crooked, toilets that were not anchored to the floor properly and double pane windows that had broken seals and were fogged between the panes. He found it all. He was professional and thorough and I would use him again in a second when and if I ever need another home inspection.”
M.H. – Newton, MA
“We made an offer to purchase a condo in Boston last spring. The offer was accepted, which was exciting for us. The home inspection was the next step, and we used Brett from Academy Home Inspections. Normally, I would have attended the inspection, but that was not possible due to my schedule. I found Brett’s report and findings to be very thorough. After the inspection report was issued, he really took the time to explain outstanding issues over the phone to me. As a result of the inspection report, we rescinded our offer to purchase the condo. I truly believe Brett’s findings saved us thousands of dollars, countless headaches, and plenty of marital disputes!”
Paul – Boston, MA
"I have purchased a few homes over the years and always felt the home inspectors job is to:
A) Check the quality of construction on a new home
B) Give the new home owner a working list of improvements that are needed.
While I have never done option A, I have done option B and Brett did a fantastic job thoroughly reviewing the house and telling me what was good and creating a list of what must and should be fixed or repaired."
David A. – Somerville, MA
"Brett inspected the house we recently purchased in Newton. He was very thorough and insightful, took the time to explain every detail in a way we could understand, and overall gave us a clear picture of the condition of the house. Brett has an outgoing personality and is pleasant to work with. We highly recommend him for new home buyers."
The Agam family - Newton, MA
"Brett went above and beyond the expected level of service. He didn't just send me a report, he spent time showing and explaining everything he found using his expertise as a former carpenter. I was purchasing a house that had a lot of issues in it's construction, improper repairs, and neglected maintenance. When it became clear that the inspection was going to take longer than he had allotted he did not rush, instead maintaining the same level of thoroughness he had through the beginning of the process. I have owned the home for nearly two years now and have not uncovered an issue that was not either present on Brett's report or caused by an issue which was present. Brett always answered my emails after the purchase process was complete, long after he had no obligation to do so"
Jordan B. - Framingham, MA
"I can't say enough positive things about Brett from Academy Home Inspection. He came out of his way for us, was incredibly thorough and up-front about what our home needed, and had under a 12-hour turn around time for the 70 page report (it was color coded with clear instructions on how to fix things and what we'd need!). Worth every penny and made us feel ready to move forward with the purchase of our first home."
M.L. & E.G . - Milford, MA
“I did a ton of research online to find a home inspector who would be thorough and would be able to take careful notice since the property we were interested was built in 1884. He was extremely professional and put us at ease by affirming numerous times that he is on our side and that his goal is to make sure we have all the information needed to make an informed decision. Ultimately we decided not to move forward with the purchase but had a wonderful experience with Brett.”
M. & M. H. – Chestnut Hill, MA