I just got my very first home inspection done by Smart Start Home Inspections and I couldn’t have asked for better results. Chad was an absolute delight to work with – professional, friendly and very helpful. I had my detailed report in less than 12 hours. Chad was always available to take my calls and answer the numerous questions I had as an anxious first-time buyer. He did over and above what was required. I’m so glad I chose Smart Start, it was the best overall outcome that I could have hope for. I strongly recommend them.
Nishita S., Woodside, NY


Thank you Smart Start Inspections for saving us thousands and thousands of dollars. Very professional and very thorough inspection. Every question was answered with complete knowledge and competence. Received a full report with pictures within 24 hours. Even our real estate agent was impressed. We will continue to use Smart Start for all future real estate ventures and would highly recommend your business to all. The service you provide was worth every penny!
Elizabeth B., New City, NY

Chad was the consummate professional at all stages of our process. From the initial phone conversations, arranging the date of inspection, the actual inspection itself and the detailed report which he generated. Several people I showed his report to said, “Wow, I’ve never seen anything quite this comprehensive.”

He uncovered some issues for us that I would never have picked up on and, as a result, needed to amend certain aspects of our contract.

Also, one other thing that must be mentioned, the home we had him inspect for us was hardly a “cookie cutter” type home and he handled both the size and intricacies of the home like a champ. It took longer than anyone could have expected but he got the job DONE!

If you’re looking for a home inspector call Chad to give you the Smart Start you need.
Jason E., Scarsdale NY

I would definitely recommend Smart Start Home Inspections.  As a first time homebuyer everything involved in the process is new to me.  I chose Smart Start from the reviews he received on-line and they were not wrong.  The owner Chad was great.  He was professional and explained everything he was doing.  He encouraged me to be at his side during the whole inspection and gave advise on how to make minor repairs, while also pointing out anything that was of importance.

I actually used his services two times.  The first was actually on a Sunday and from what I have heard most inspectors would not do that.  I was outbid on my first place and when it came time to have an inspection on the second home I would not have used anyone else other than Smart Start.

I have learned home buying can be a very stressful experience, but Chad helped to ease some of that stress.  His is knowledgeable, kind, and courteous.  This all helped to make a process I had no understanding of a better one.

His report was completed in less then 24 hours and he called to inform me it was sent to my e-mail.  He also encouraged me to call him if I have any questions.

If you need a home inspection choose Smart Start you will not be disappointed.
Mike P., Nanuet, NY

I am in the process of buying a home and came across Smart Start Home Inspections through their listing on Yelp. The inspector, Chad, was very accommodating as to the date and time I needed the inspection to take place.

Although I am not knowledgeable in this field whatsoever, Chad was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything I needed to know as he went about his thorough inspection of the home. Throughout the entire process, Chad was personable, professional, and very meticulous. I received the full inspection report within 24hours complete with ratings, comments, and pictures of everything that needed to be inspected, as well as any other issues discovered along the way.

This is my first experience purchasing a home and as scary as it is, I am very appreciative of the service that Smart Start provided for me. They helped to make this process simple and worry-free. I will definitely use again.
Adam P., Cortlandt, NY

My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home, so naturally we wanted to work with an inspector who is thorough to make up for our lack of experience with the process. Smart Start was referred to us by a friend, and has proven to be the best business we’ve ever been referred to. The owner, Chad, personally handled our home inspection. I tend to be a stickler about a business owner’s professionalism – and can honestly say that Chad can be described as meticulous in both his work and demeanor. In spite of the fact that he had to travel an hour for our appointment (which was on a Sunday, when most inspectors would not scheduled us) he was early and made a point of introducing himself and talking with not only my husband and I, but our agent and the seller’s agent before beginning his work.

Chad was extremely detail-oriented and careful to make note and take pictures of everything, while informing us of what we could easily fix ourselves, what we could get fixed, and what may require the attention of the current homeowner.

He allowed us to be at his side through the entire 3-hour walk through, and answered all of my “dumb questions” patiently and enthusiastically. A detailed report of the inspection, complete with pictures, was delivered to us by email inside of 24 hours, with a note from Chad inviting us to call him if we wanted him to review it with us or if we had additional questions.

Finally, I want to note that unlike many other inspectors, who arrive to a job in t-shirts and jeans, Chad showed up to do the inspection in a dress shirt, vest and slacks. This instantly made us feel that we were dealing with a person who would take as much pride in his work as he does in his professional appearance. We couldn’t have had a better experience with Smart Start, and absolutely recommend Chad to anyone who is beginning the process of buying a home.
Vicki H., Nyack, NY