Why Recommend INSPECT, INC, For your Home Inspection?

Being a realtor is hard work.  For every home sold, countless hours are put into learning a client’s needs, searching for homes that meet those needs, and visiting properties until that one perfect match is found: Home.  At Inspect, Inc. we understand how much work you, the realtor, have put into helping your client find their American Dream.  Almost every home has issues.  We want to inform your buyer of the true condition of the home, but we are careful not to alarm them and instead put our findings into perspective.   Our goal is to provide your buyers with the information they need to make an educated decision.

Our Company:

INSPECT, INC. was formed in July 1983 to provide on-site inspections of homes for both home buyers and sellers in the Chicago area.  Over the past 41 years, our team of professional home inspectors has performed over 25,000 home inspections throughout the city and suburbs.

As a family owned and operated company we have the freedom to go above and beyond the basic standards set by the state of Illinois.  We require that our inspectors be full-time, professionally trained, state-licensed, and members of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and ASHI – Great Lakes Chapter.  ASHI is recognized as the leading national authority in the home inspection field and has established a set of strict standards guiding home inspections.

Michael Doetsch, owner of INSPECT, INC. is one of the most experienced home inspectors in Illinois, having personally performed more than 11,000 home inspections throughout Chicago and the suburbs over the past 25 years.  Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, and has achieved their highest standing, that of Certified Inspector.


We believe professionalism begins the moment we pull up to a home:  We arrive promptly in a professional vehicle, dress professionally, and maintain a professional demeanor throughout the entire inspection.

Communication Skills:

We at Inspect, Inc. take pride in our superb customer service abilities.  If problem areas are found in a home, we explain in a calm fashion why those problems exist and what can be done to address them. We don’t see the need to raise alarm or scare our buyers away from a home they may love. We simply point out what the issue is and what can be done to help resolve it. We can gauge your client’s sensitivity and discuss safety and habitability issues with them accordingly.  We help clients understand that construction is not a perfect science and that it is common for all homes to have some issues.

Keep Moving:

We know how to take charge and control of the inspection, communicating with clients while keeping the inspection moving along.

INSPECT, INC. is licensed, bonded and insured.

The state of Illinois does not require insurance, but we can’t fathom doing business any other way.  Our $1,000,000.00  E & O insurance and General Liability insurance policies cover our inspectors as well as the realtors representing our buyers, so you can rest assured you and your clients are in good hands.

Most importantly, we truly love our work.  We enjoy working with realtors and home buyers and take true pleasure in helping families achieve the American Dream of owning their own home.