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Investor Nearly Quadrupled His Multifamily Housing Empire

Inspect-It 1st, Greater Phoenix Metro started working with a pair of 25 year old investors who had a company named “Tides” in 2016. Beginning with a Class C, 22 unit multifamily apartment complex in Tempe, AZ, six year later, well… you can read the story in Entrepreneur Magazine: https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-news/how-a-31-year-old-built-a-75-billion-multifamily-real/440172 Many thanks to Sean and his […]

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Referral Philosophy

Inspect-It 1st Greater Phoenix Metro’s referral policy is simple.  We don’t take kickbacks from any of our referrals.   And if we use a referral on our own residences or rental properties, we insist that we not receive a “discount” for the work.  (We do expect to get “over the top” service though!) And if a

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Residential Statement of Probable Cost (RES SOPC) Announcement

Inspect-It 1st, Greater Phoenix Metro has been providing Statements of Probable Cost (SOPC) to clients in our Multifamily and Commercial segments since 2016.  We recently decided to offer this service to residential clients (and their agents).  As the housing market becomes more balanced between buyers and sellers, ballpark cost data may be increasingly useful. The

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Solar Lease Analysis Announcement

Inspect-It 1st, Greater Phoenix Metro has been providing Solar Lease Analysis for Commercial, Residential, and Multifamily clients (and agents) for many years.  With the growth of solar systems on buildings, the acquisition of solar leases can pose a significant cost issue regarding building operating cost.  Our solar lease analysis projects what combined lease payments and

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New Builds and Warranty Expiration Property Inspections

Inspect-It 1st, Greater Phoenix Metro has been providing New Build (Pre-Drywall and Final Walkthough) and Warranty Expiration property inspections since 2004.  Recently, we have noticed a significant increase in defects while providing these inspections.   These problems occurred previously at the height of new construction activity before the “Great Recession”, and while the reasons are different

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iBuyers and Property Inspections

Inspect-It 1st, Greater Phoenix Metro has been inspecting buildings since 2004.  In recent years, a new type of seller has emerged:  iBuyers From our perspective, iBuyers present some interesting challenges to property buyers and their agents.  First off, there is rarely an SPDS.  The iBuyers’ simply note they have never lived at the property.  Secondly,

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New Hires Announcement

Inspect-It 1st, Greater Phoenix Metro is pleased to announce the addition of two experienced inspectors:  Todd Fairchild and Rick Dyer.   Todd has inspected many commercial properties over the years and owns or has owned commercial properties in multiple states.  Rick has inspected residential and multifamily properties and also holds a QP (Qualifying Party) license with

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