" JAMES WATTERS WAS OUR LIFE-SAVER! - We planned on selling our home in central Toronto and needed a true, honest, no-nonsense opinion as to what work was needed.

Ladder in hand, smile on his face, the rainiest of days and James was there!! Inspected the roof, came inside our home, checked downspouts and whatever else needed to be inspected ... did much more than we expected ... and at the end, referred one of his associates to us, for work that he (James) does not handle.

His associate also did everything for us that was needed ...and, yes ... in October we sold our home and in November, we moved.

We would refer James Watters to anyone who needs a home inspection and/or for any other work, which he is very skilled in handling. "

Shirley and Fred Nelson, Toronto - FEB. 18, 2014

 

"I have been using James and Canspec in my Real Estate Business for over 10 years. My Buyer clients are thrilled with his detailed, unbiased and thorough Inspections, as well as video footage of areas that they cannot see personally i.e.roof, attic etc. I recently used James to do a "Pre-list" Inspection on my own personal property - the home sold very quickly and without any conditions - the Buyer was happy to rely on the Inspection report I had provided, resulting in a quicker sale and 'over-list' price. I have no hesitation recommending Canspec to all my clients."

Steve Walker, Sales Representative, Keller Williams Referred Realty Inc.

 

"James came himself and provided a 2-3 hour thorough inspection of our new townhome. He found both big problems and even the smallest problems which helped us to negotiate down on the price of our house. He took the time to explain every detail with us, even giving us tips and pointers on how to maintain our house. He provides a massive binder at the end with detailed notes of his inspection, and a yearly checklist of how to take care of your home. This was very helpful for first-time home buyers. I highly recommend Canspec and will use them again."

N. Dh in Pickering

 

"Having used their services many times now, Canspec & James Watters consistently provide the most accurate detailed report on every aspect of a home - from foundation, electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, and even video footage of your attic and roof! We are so impressed every time. Highlighting potential problems before they start Canspec can save you $$$`s in the long run. James` knowledge & wealth of experience help you make decisions with confidence. And Canspec`s services does not end after your inspection - they are always on-hand to answer any future questions on your home. Pick Canspec with Confidence. I do! "

Fergus of Pickering

 

"My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION To Canspec Building Services and principal James Watters. My 3 story "mini mansion" is a major "reno" but on a 85 year old foundation and building footprint... an infill "replacement" house. Although the building is high and appears large the actual square footage of living space is less than 2150 square feet. Canspec was exceedingly prepared, organized, professional and insightful. Mr. Watters addressed the unique aging problems and realistic risks of the ‘as is’ basement and the wind and weight concerns of a third floor higher than adjacent and adjoining neighbours. Canspec was ABOVE and BEYOND in their service, advice, heads up and helpful directions. I only wish that I had signed up for the pre-listing inspection report. I had a real estate "deal" fall through, and "sold" for less with second agreement of sale. Many thanks for a superior job well done. My sincere gratitude."

Ronald F., Upper Beaches

 

"Daniel was great! He was on time, in uniform and exceptionally great with my client. I have used both Daniel and James for inspections and have been nothing short of pleased with each of them."

Jennifer of Keller Williams

 

"We just wanted to send a quick note to say a HUGE thank you for your inspection. Because of your attention to detail and professionalism, we are closing Monday with thousands completed in upgrades to electrical, mold removal in the attic and rebates from the buyers for a new furnace and waterproofing.

As parents of two young children, we are confident that we are moving them to a safe and healthy house to grow in, which is the most important factor of all.

You are amazing and we won’t hesitate in recommending you to all our family and friends. James is a ROCKSTAR! "

S. and M. Nearing

 

"Thank you for doing such a thorough job on the home inspection and for being so patient with such novice home owners."

Jay Nathanson

 

"Hi James,
It was great to meet with you and receive your report on the house. I know my dad found the experience very educational, even though he has bought and sold five houses in his time. Elizabeth and I were very happy with the results, and are glad that a lot of the work that you suggested can be done after we move in. Thanks for your patience with "First - timers"!

Gabe Ladner

 

"Dear James,
I'm glad that I was able to get you as a home inspector for 46 Kingsley yesterday. You did a great job, and I will definitely keep you in mind. PS: if you could send some brochures and business cards to hand out to my clients, that would be awesome."

Mabelle Villamor, Realtor, Toronto, Ontario

 

"Dave was excellent and very professional. I especially enjoyed the video of the roof and attic."

Karen Wallis, Pickering

 

"We would recommend him again, he was very professional!"

Kevin Strong, Realtor, Newmarket, Ontario

 

"James was thorough and really took the time to explain issues with the house. Thank you so much!"

Karel Slajs, Oakville

 

"James - Thankyou very much for making us feel comfortable with the home inspection and the decision to buy the house!"

Alfred in Scarborough

 

"I enjoyed how thorough the inspector (Dave) was with the inspection. He was very knowledgable and easy to talk to. On top of that, it was very educational from a first - time homebuyers perspective!"

Michael Penafiel in Scarborough

 

"Please let James know that my client Pat thought he was amazing"!

Janet Pelletier, Realtor, Newmarket, Ontario

 

"Dave is a gem, and he takes great care of my clients"!

Isabelle Petrucci, Realtor, Brampton, Ontario

 

"I can't believe how thorough you are!"

Bill Jones, Innisfil

 

"The inspection really gave us peace of mind."

Doug White, Carlisle

 

"As a new home owner, I was very pleased with the fact that James took the time to go through all of the mechanical systems with me."

Brian Nixon, Whitby

 

"I would definitley use James' services again!"

Nina Caprio, Whitby

 

"James gave us a lot of confidence in our decision to by the new home."

Anonymous, Pickering

 

“Your inspection was extremely thorough and professional and has saved me a lot of potential grief. I will certainly recommend you to all my friends.”

Asif Moghal, Pickering

 

“James Watters did a home inspection on one of the properties that we had put an offer on. James did a thorough inspection of the property including the roof, the exterior of the house and the attic. Following his detailed inspection, he walked me through the property pointing out problems and provided solutions with estimated prices to make the changes. He provided me with a video of the roof and attic and gave me a detailed, itemized, easy to read report in a binder. Based on his assessment, I gained a better understanding of the work that needed to be put into this property allowing me to make a solid and sound judgment before the closing date. I strongly believe that a home inspection is a necessary part of purchasing a property. It is important to find someone who really knows what they are doing and can give you unbiased professional guidance - James Watters is the person who can do this. I will continue to use his services in the future and I would highly recommend a home inspection by James Watters of JTW Home Inspections.”

Hans Rohmann P. Eng.
Roman Properties Inc., President

 

“Absolutely worth every penny!”

Oonagh McNerney, Richmond Hill

 

"I had high expectations and you guys surpassed them. I will definitely recommend you guys and your service is amazing!"

Patrick McCavery, Markham

 

"Awesome, best inspection we've ever had! We move quite a bit and that inspection was great. We loved that he video taped the roof and showed it to us. He was so thorough and we like in the book where there was contractor pricing and how much things should cost, we really liked that."

KellyFaulkner, Uxbridge

 

"Absolutely worth every penny!!!" (This inspection was done by James Watters on a brand new home the day after the client closed with the builder)

Oonagh McNerney, Richmond Hill

 

"I wanted to tell you that I was extremely pleased by both the quality, thoroughness and comprehensive nature of the inspection and documentation process. The inspector was very knowledgeable and included me in all aspects of the process. I feel confident about the house that I have purchased and would recommend your services to everyone. Thank you for a job well done."

Rosemary Watkins, Newmarket

 

"As a first time home buyer, the home 'walk-through' was excellent. Our inspector explained the major components of our new house and the appropriate maintenance schedules. His knowledge and expertise were exhibited through his detailed, yet easy to understand explainations. The inspector answered all our questions and made the whole process a very enjoyable and informative experience. We would recommend Canspec Building Services Inc. to anyone seeking a reputable home inspection company."

Heather Williams, Richmond Hill

 

"I liked everything about the service. It was very professional. The inspector's knowledge and experience was evident. I liked the use of the camcorder on the roof. The inspector used professional equipment and the service was well worth the cost. I was very impressed with the quality and thoroughness of the service and the inspector's findings have made our decision to buy more reassuring, completely satisfied."

Joey B., Toronto

 

"CANSPEC is "a first class operation"!"

Nicole B., Unionville

 

"With the combination of the detailed information provided in the HomeReport, combined with the inspector's ability to relay his findings using layman's terms, we found the service extremely valuable and informative. We would highly recommend Canspec to anyone we know in need of a home inspection."

Kathie & Steve, North York

 

"I found the Home Report binder to be an extremely helpful reference, for the immediate and in future. It is well laid out, thoughtful in information design and includes details above and beyond what was expected. Your inspector was informative, explained thoroughly to my level of understanding building construction and encouraged all questions. Yours is a truly good service that I will highly recommend to anyone going through the stress of purchasing a home. Many thanks."

Rachel B, Keswick

 

"Both my husband and I felt that we were getting honest service. Both the positive and negative aspects of our home were pointed out. We were able to receive further assistance by telephone (following the inspection) and later a second visit to recheck work done by our builder. Once checked, this work required us to speak to a city inspector, as per the advise from our Canspec inspector. The city inspector confirmed what we had been told by our Canspec inspector, spoke to the builder, and the work was immediately done by the builder. Thank you so very much. People might think that because it's a new home, it doesn't need an inspection, but as it was in our case, this was not so. Canspec was able to show us what still needed to be done, and these were things that we had not noticed before. Everything about the service is great, just as it is."

Johanne H, Whitby

 

"Videoing the roof and attic was great! I didn't have to climb up to see for myself. Great Job!"

Al & Courtney H., Uxbridge

 

"I would not recommend any changes to the service. Very thorough."

Lino S., Newmarket

 

"The inspector never talked down to us. He ensured we understood exactly what he was talking about. Ultimately, the inspection played a key role in our deciding that this was not the right home for us at this time in our lives. It allowed us to look soberly at what we were getting into, above and beyond the "curb appeal" and how well the house "shows"."

Bruce M & Anne K., Toronto (Repeat Clients)

 

"The inspector was very thorough in explaining the various things to look for."

Natasha D., Toronto

 

"Very personable and professional inspector explained details in layman terms."

Brandon C., Toronto

 

"Detailed information - the Home Report book is amazing and helpful for people who are not as informed."

Sharon, Aurora

 

"I liked seeing the video of the roof and attic."

Maria K., Toronto

 

"Thorough and quick. Open communication, good advice, reliable and excellent binder!"

S. Flamer, Toronto

 

"Very user friendly book, easy to understand with the legends for each section. Nice format to the book as far as explanations in layman's terms."

M. Gomes, Toronto (Repeat Client)

 

"HomeReport binder was very organized and efficient presentation of what to expect; very thorough examination of house and excellent explanations of things to watch out for. Estimates on maintenance costs were very helpful."

J & A Beckett, Toronto

 

"Overall - very impressed with the detail and presentation."

John B., Toronto

 

"I liked how well everything was explained to us and how detailed the inspection was."

June R., Toronto

 

"The overall thoroughness, and the fact that the inspector had a lot of helpful suggestions along with the necessary repairs."

Steve B., Newmarket

 

"Very clear explanations in layman's terms. Welcomed our questions."

D. Cooke, Toronto

 

"The representative was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent service."

M. Bell, Toronto

 

"The inspection was "very thorough, meticulous and systematic."

R. Bauchman, Toronto

 

"We appreciated the Homeowners' Inspection for Dummies because you didn't make us feel like dummies. Thanks!"

Doug & Penny D., Aurora

 

"Everything was explained clearly and the value seems to be excellent."

Richard R., Toronto

 

"I liked the ongoing liaison and flexibility around changing appointments."

P. Ford, Toronto

 

"Very personable, friendly & knowledgeable."

M. Zweig, Toronto

 

"Hi Canspec, just wanted to let you know about yet another satisfied client of mine. Dave did the inspection yesterday in Keswick and as always was thorough and helpful. Every aspect of the home maintenance was covered and the client was grateful to me that I had recommended Canspec.

On another note, I was called to a prospective sellers home recently and they told me they were thinking of moving. However, it transpired that the home had several major problems. The homeowner had not had a home inspection prior to purchasing as they thought the would "save money". They are now in a dreadful position, have a home that is not worth what they paid for it two years ago and have severe financial difficulties. For the price of a home inspection they would certainly have been advised to walk away from this home or at least been given a realistic idea of the problems they were facing. I have always advised having a home inspection and stories like this one simply reinforce how vital it is to have a company like Canspec do a professional inspection prior to purchase."

Keep up the good work! Sue Phillips, Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd., Newmarket, Ontario

 

"I have been using your professional services for a few years now and my clients and I have always been impressed by your customer service, professional attitude and your polite and highly professional inspectors.

I'm writing now to let you know that at the last inspection my clients and I were beyond impressed because only an inspector with an "Eagle Eye" could spot what Dave spotted.

I sincerely believe that your inspectors have the attitude of "mission to be successfully accomplished" not just "get it over with".

To all of you, thank you and God bless you!"

Gamal Ayoub, Century 21 King's Quay Real Estate Inc., Markham, Ontario realtor


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