A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections North Central Calgary with Derek Gareau
David Ayodeji Akinola
17:24 21 Jan 22
Was very satisfied with the report from Derek, not only was the report professional done, he took time to explain key points both during the inspection and afterwards. Will definite recommend Derek’s service for any home buyer.
20:02 14 Nov 21
Great communication and a very thorough inspection, at a reasonable price. Would definitely use again if needed.
22:00 10 Nov 21
My wife and I recent purchased our dream home. We had Derek come and inspect the house. I was very impressed with how thorough he inspects a home. He spent about 2.5 hours and then gave me a walkthrough of minor issues and the solutions.When he sent the report, I couldn't believe of detailed his inspection was. Derek was very professionally and on-time. I highly recommend him.
01:39 24 Sep 21
Derek did a fantastic job completing the inspection for a client’s home and submitted the final report within hours. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain every issue in ways that could be understood. I would certainly recommend.
16:08 07 Sep 21
Derek was a recommended home inspector from my real estate broker and I have to say that he did an absolutely fantastic job at getting us the information that we needed in regards to our first home purchase. He was likeable, he was knowledgeable and most of all he was very easygoing when it came to the payment that I owed him which because his credit card reader wasn't working he was actually able to still send me the report with my word that I would pay him in the next couple days and so that was really excellent customer service because not only did he provide a very very detailed report but he also allowed for a bit of time frame as he knew it was an urgent nature that we got the report in the timely fashion so 100% I recommend this guy. He was thorough, he knew what he was looking at and he really enjoys what he does so I hope that more people will take this experience from me and take note to get him to take care of your home inspection because he definitely cares in what he does which shows in his work and his nature. Thank you Derek.
21:43 01 Sep 21
I was buying a house with no house inspector in mind, was going to look on the internet. The real estate agent which was I working with, put me in contact with Derek, and found him very knowledgeable and Professional with his attitude and findings and explaining what needs more attention than others.I will use A buyers choice Home Inspection again, and recommend them to others.
17:09 01 Sep 21
We have used Derek for 4 separate reviews in the past year. He is very thorough with his inspections and knowledgeable on all aspects of the houses. We would highly recommend you use Derek for your home inspection.
16:40 30 Aug 21
Derek is very thorough and knowledgeable, and an expert at explaining things to a first time home buyer.
23:21 29 Aug 21
Derek provided exceptional value when it came to conducting our very first home purchase inspection. Rather than conducting it solo and isolated, he invited us to be an integral part as he takes stock in educating his customer on what to look out for, how to keep up with preventative maintenance of several utilities and answered all of our questions. We were very much impressed on the thoroughness of his report when we got it back as it shows he and his team take the care to pay attention to details that other inspectors might miss.His outreach after having conducting it too to inform us that he's around should we have any follow-up during our entire time we stay in this new home was above and beyond our expectations. I Highly recommend choosing 'A Buyers Choice' if shopping around for best overall value.-Mike & Scar
16:23 27 Aug 21
Thorough, knowledgeable, and incredible people skills . I have never had anything other than positive feedback from clients who have selected Derek as their inspector.
21:00 25 Aug 21
Derek's background brings a great deal of first-hand and secondary knowledge to the inspection realm. A great deal of detail and thoroughness was put into the inspection and report to ensure our purchase of our new house was without any hidden surprises. The report also contained many tips and suggestions when we decide to go forward with renovations and/or expansion. Impeccable service.
02:25 24 Aug 21
Knowledgeable, professional, and thorough
20:54 28 Jul 21
Thorough inspection and great report.
20:21 25 Jul 21
Derek was very thorough and made maybe a not so enjoyable experience very enjoyable! He’s personable, knowledgeable, and VERY diligent in his work. We were very happy with the quick turnaround in getting our report, as well as his exceptional client care in accommodating us and our schedule. Would highly recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection completed.
22:28 20 Jul 21
Fantastic inspection. Quick, professional, and most of all detailed and thorough. Derek is open to any questions and will explain anything with great detail. Clearly knows his stuff and his experience is demonstrated in his report. Could not recommend enough.
19:18 20 Jul 21
Derek raises the bar in home inspection services. Seriously, you will be very hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable, professional , thorough, insightful Home Inspector. Derek is my first choice Home Inspector for all my clients. My clients can make a well informed decision based on the health status of any home he has inspected. The information he brings to the table is truthful, accurate and honest. 100% 5 stars all the way! Thanks Derek
21:49 19 Jul 21
He takes care all matters of inspection of your property in details. I got this year my daughter home and my new home inspected by Derek and we both totally were happy with his services and professional. Recommended for home buyer!
03:20 18 Jul 21
Derek was wonderful to deal with. Very professional and completed a thorough inspection. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful house inspection experience.
20:24 24 Jun 21
The inspection report was 54 pages and extremely detailed. I am a realtor in BC about to move to AB. I've seen and reviewed countless Inspection reports and Derek's report is better than any I've seen produced in BC. Will everything in Alberta be better?
04:17 31 May 21
Derek is definitely a straight shooter. Any questions or concerns that we had as first time home buyers were answered, and he goes even further to explain things that you wouldn't think to ask. He has put our minds to ease a couple times now, and probably saved us quite the headache with a property that we ended up moving on from in part because of Derek's thorough inspection. Derek was also kind enough to accommodate our tight timeline. Absolutely going to be calling Derek again whenever the next inspection is needed.
16:24 29 May 21
Incredible levels of detail and professionalism. I HIGHLY recommend Derek to inspect your potential property. Far Superior value compared to inspections I've had done previously.
00:47 28 May 21
I highly recommend Derek to all my buyer clients as I know he will perform a thorough inspection without missing a defect and/or potential problems and also provides recommendations and ideas on how to prevent issues in the future. His background in construction is also great asset to all my clients!
20:16 30 Apr 21
Derek, is a class act. He always makes himself available even on short notice and last minute if he can! Glad to have him as a go to for home inspections for my clients! 5 Stars.
16:20 26 Apr 21
Derek came out to inspect a 30 year old house my fiancé and I are purchasing. Derek was very thorough and explained things very clearly so we understood everything he was saying. He took the time to answer our questions and reviewed the findings on site. I would strongly recommend Derek and will use him again on any other properties I purchase.
19:11 25 Apr 21
10/10 I would use again!!
17:51 19 Apr 21
As a new realtor, I had not had the experience of working with any inspectors, and Derek was highly recommended from a colleague. He was thorough, very informative and took the time to answer all the questions my clients had with confidence! He is very friendly, professional and personable. He got us the report within 24hours which was extremely helpful when we had a tight deadline. If you are looking for a great, thorough home inspector, definitely reach out to Derek! You wont be disappointed!Thank You Derek!
18:34 16 Apr 21
Derek was our first choice for the Home Inspection service as he came highly recommended from a friend. He was accommodating and we were able to get him in on short-notice to complete our inspection prior to closing on our house. I liked that he was efficient, talked us through the inspection and his concerns or anything that stood out. He had our report to us less than 24h later. Months after purchasing the house, I was able to e-mail him with questions pertaining to our house and he responded quickly with his assessment.I would recommend Derek to anyone looking for a quality and well priced home inspection.
00:50 15 Apr 21
17:48 14 Apr 21
Derek has inspected multiple of my clients soon-to-be homes and the results speak for themselves - simply the best. His in-depth reports, open and honest communication style, and his expertise with every inspection is what makes it so easy to recommend Derek to anyone and everyone.My clients and I always appreciate it! :)
00:07 26 Mar 21
I have been trusting my clients with Derek for almost 5 years now. He is consistently knowledgeable, friendly and down to earth. My clients and I could't be happier with his service! He always goes the extra mile to make sure buyers are making an informed decision when dealing with such an important purchase. I would highly recommend Derek to anyone looking for an excellent home inspector!
23:19 18 Mar 21
Derek was awesome. Very knowledgeable and thorough. Highly recommended.
16:55 18 Mar 21
Super professional and knowledgeable.As a realtor selling a resale property , you usually find cosmetic issues and things the require upgrading. It’s really important that the home inspector doesn’t put the fear in my clients when mentioning things. Derek showcases great professional and care when discussing significant /insignificant findings. Always leaves my clients with the confidence they need to either proceed or not on a home. Thanks Derek !
15:35 15 Mar 21
Derek was great to deal with, explained the major items in the inspection and gave his recommendations.Would absolutely recommend anyone to use Derek!
20:37 13 Mar 21
Derek has always done excellent work in a professional and honest manner. He is able to provide an easily understood detailed report of every inspection he does.Ron Lindsay CIR
18:25 10 Mar 21
I would highly recommend Derek for your home inspection. He is very thorough in his inspections and explained everything that he was doing. He definitely knows his stuff.Since he walked through everything with me, it makes reading my inspection report easier as I can recall our conversations.Very personable and professional!
00:54 10 Mar 21
Derek was amazing! He was very professional and informative during the inspection, and made us feel a lot better about our first home purchase. He took the time to answer all of our questions and show us any concerns that he had for the home. The inspection report was extremely thorough. I would highly recommend him. Thanks for everything :)
22:45 08 Mar 21
Derek is one of the best home inspectors in the city. I've been in the real estate industry for over 15 years and I can vouch for him as an absolutely incredible individual. I've been using him for many years now, and I can definitely say that he is extremely knowledgeable and very responsive. He will always answer your questions during and after an inspection. His reports are extremely detailed and he is never too busy to help you review your report if need be. He's very professional, extremely responsive and provides some of the best service for home inspections around. I would definitely recommend him anyone looking to purchase a home!!
22:17 07 Mar 21
Very professional and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone requiring home inspection.
02:50 04 Mar 21
Derek was recommended to us by our realtor. A few of my coworkers have used his services as well and raved about. Now I can see why! Derek is extremely thorough and goes above and beyond the expectations of what a home inspection should be. He makes sure you know everything about the home and well as prevention measures you should take to avoid any problems in the future. He also goes out of his way to work with busy schedules. We would recommend him to all our family and friends in a heartbeat!
17:01 20 Feb 21
Derek conducted a home inspection for the house my wife and I are in the process of purchasing. He was great to deal with, very professional, and extremely thorough. He reviewed the details with me on site so I could personally understand any issues or anything of note, and ask him any questions about something I was unsure of. His report was timely and very detailed, and ultimately affirmed that we were choosing a great place.As a first time home buyer, I was a little unsure what to expect out of a home inspection, but Derek set the bar incredibly high with his services and professionalism. I fully recommend him and would utilize his services again in the future.
03:48 18 Feb 21
Derek is great! He is knowledgable, honest and takes a pride in what he does. He didn't even ask me to write him a review, but he totally deserves one.
21:16 14 Feb 21
On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Mr. Derek Gareau conducted an inspection of our future house in Elbow Valley. He paid attention to all details and sent his assessment very promptly. His comprehensive report was written clearly. We are most satisfied with his professional service and look forward to further working with him.
17:13 13 Feb 21
Awesome guy! Great thorough inspection.
Terry W Holovach
21:37 11 Feb 21
Derek was very professional, timely and up-front with everything. He answered my questions sufficiently and brought things to my attention in a forthright way without condemnation.
16:57 08 Feb 21
Thank you Derek for an amazing, professional service. Incredibly thorough, very responsive, just exceptional, highly recommend this company. Thank you Derek!
02:24 04 Feb 21
Derek was great to work with. Very knowledgeable and thorough. Would recommend to anyone!
20:23 03 Feb 21
We refer Derek and A Buyer's Home Inspection to most of our clients that purchase homes in and around Calgary. We know with Derek that they're in great hands. He is always looking out for our buyers interests and ensures they're have all the information they need about the property to make an informed decision about purchasing it. Thanks for everything Derek!
17:42 02 Feb 21
Derek was professional, knowledgeable and thorough in his inspection. He answered our questions, and communicated with us throughout the process. His detailed report arrived promptly and was very helpful. I would highly recommend his services.
17:50 30 Jan 21
Great job from Derek. His report very detailed, his tool is awesome and he explained everything he is going to do, how he does it etc. Strongly recommended Derek for any home inspection.Thanks DerekTony and Yen
18:18 27 Jan 21
Highly recommend Derek for property inspections. With his background as an electrician and years in the home building industry, he is very qualified and knowledgeable. Great ability to deal with the clients both professionally and with common sense.
00:02 20 Jan 21
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Derek for home inspections! Derek is meticulous, punctional, professional, extremely knowledgable and a kind and generous person. Derek's meticulous observations saved us from purchasing a home that would of been more than we could manage. We hired Derek a second time when we found another home and his inspection gave us peace of mind that we were purchasing the right home for us. Derek really takes the time to go over details of the home with you so that you understand what needs your attention. His reports arrived quickly and are incredibly detailed complete with photographs and suggestions for future maintenance. The best investment you can make when purchasing a home is hiring Derek!
19:00 07 Jan 21
Fantastic to work with! Extremely professional, very informative and receptive to conversational advice on some inspection areas. Derek has expansive knowledge on all areas pertaining to the home and was able to recommend some fixes and ideas for a DIY in training. Will most definitely recommend him to others as well as use him again for future endeavors.
Calgary Real Estate Ben Sweet
17:07 09 Dec 20
Hi All, Derek is an awesome inspector and does great work. Highly highly recommend him. Ben Sweet Remax Calgary
23:35 26 Nov 20
My real estate recommended Derek to us. He's very knowledgeable and thorough in his work. He went through the entire house with a magnifying glass. We were really impressed with the detail in his report and how meticulous he was in his inspection. I would highly recommend him.
01:12 22 Nov 20
Derek booked the inspection, performed it, and sent us the report in a very reasonable amount of time, for a competitive price. He claims to have a concrete and electrical background, and he speaks knowledgeably in those areas, and was wiling to climb and crawl to see all areas of the house. We would not hesitate to recommend.
16:40 17 Nov 20
Derek is very Knowledgeable and thorough in the process and communicates with you through out the whole process. His report was professional and thorough. Would highly recommend.
01:32 16 Nov 20
Derek was very professional and knowledgeable when inspecting our soon to be home. He made sure I understood everything he was saying and allowed me to ask as many questions as I wanted without feeling rushed.
16:50 11 Nov 20
Derek is hands down the best! His knowledge and experience puts you at ease. He’s always friendly and explains every aspect of your home and great detail. I recommend Derek to all of my clients and he recently completed an inspection for my own home purchase. When the job is done, the relationship doesn’t cut off at that point. He’s always available for ‘after the fact’ questions/concerns. Such a gem!!! I will continue to recommend Derek to my clients/friends/family as he’s (in my opinion) the only trusted expert. Thanks Derek!
21:10 02 Nov 20
Derek was very thorough. Went over and above in answering any and all questions we had. As well as provided additional information. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND his services to any home buyer.
18:15 30 Oct 20
Derek was great. Very thorough and very helpful with next steps. Recommend him any time.
16:41 25 Oct 20
Highly recommend Derek. Detailed and thorough, with useful insights and recommendations.
01:07 11 Oct 20
Derek did a fantastic job at our home inspection, very knowledgeable, very thorough, answered all of our questions. Our report came really detailed, he went above and beyond to answer our questions after inspection as well. Highly recommended!
22:00 04 Oct 20
Derek is very knowledgeable and friendly. The report sent by him is precise and thorough with details. I would definitely recommend him.
19:00 03 Oct 20
Derek is one of the best professionals that I've worked with. Very thoughtful and helpful. Answered all of our questions and his report is second to none. Well done Derek and keep up the good work.
22:44 25 Sep 20
Derek was great to work with, easy to talk to and knows his stuff.
00:47 20 Sep 20
Derek was very easy to work with. He was able to do a last minute inspection for us just in time for closing. Very thorough report and explained things well to us.
19:35 18 Sep 20
The inspection report is very detailed and descriptive. Also, suggestions for improvements provided will be helpful for additional safety and regular maintainence required.
20:08 05 Sep 20
Derek was incredibly thorough, extremely competent, meticulous and professional. Highly recommended!!
19:53 23 Aug 20
Derek was knowledgeable, efficient and professional. He took time to explain the process and the results. I highly recommend Derek for your home inspection! 👍🏻
23:25 21 Aug 20
Pretty seamless process. Payment online was a breeze and the report was professional and thorough. Would not hesitate to recommend.
19:55 10 Aug 20
Derek was very professional and super knowledgeable about what to look for and what was up to Code during our home inspection. The report was available less than 24 hours later and it was very thorough with a convenient section at the beginning summarizing the concerns. He answered all of our questions and gave us confidence in our new home purchase.
16:54 06 Aug 20
Derek checks every details for the house. He also provides a lot of suggestion and answer all my questions very well. My cowork actually got inspection from him as well. We both are very satisfied for his service.
20:21 03 Aug 20
Derek is the best home Inspector in the business!! He is thorough, honest and takes time to explain everything to his clients. I have used Derek for my home Inspections for almost 10 years and his work, reports and business acumen speaks for itself!! I would recommend Derek from Buyers Choice Home Inspections to anyone looking for a great Home Inspector!
00:12 31 Jul 20
We had the pleasure of meeting Derek when he was inspecting our home for new buyers. His thoroughness and utmost professionalism is what prompted us to use him (this company) when we ultimately purchased our new home. When the inspection at the new place was done, Derek had us walk through all the details that he found and alerted to what needed to take immediate action or what could wait but possibly budget for. There was 100% transparency. The written report was in our email within 24 hrs or less and there were no surprises. It sure helped that Derek is a tradesman so he was extremely knowledgeable. Derek and this company comes highly recommended by myself and my husband who is also a tradesman.
22:32 30 Jul 20
Derek was Knowledgeable and courteous to my clients, done in reasonable time. Thanks Derek
23:06 23 Jul 20
Derek was amazing!!!!Very through! Did an amazing job would highly recommend him to anyone! Will definitely be using him again!
14:16 21 Jul 20
Derek always goes above and beyond to accommodate our mutual clients needs. He is always thorough with his inspections and takes the time to walk the home and answer any questions the client(s) has either during or after the appointment. I am always happy to recommend him for any home inspection needs.
21:06 18 Jul 20
Derek with Buyer's Choice home inspection is my go to for all my clients as well as for my own personal inspections over the years. He is always professional and very thorough. I find him to be knowledgeable in all areas and very miticulous in his inspections and takes the time to go through everything with my clients prior to purchasing their home. I highly recommend using Derek for your home inspection, he is excellent at his job.
16:15 17 Jul 20
Derek is extremely knowledgeable in what he does. He goes above and beyond for his clients. My last inspection was for young, first time home buyers and he put them at ease almost instantly with his expertise. He is also there for you after the inspection when needed as well, which is super helpful!Highly recommend Derek!
21:48 16 Jul 20
Derek was extremely professional, diligent, and thorough! Highly recommend.
16:08 16 Jul 20
Derek was very knowledgeable and good at explaining the good and bad about the house he inspected. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you.
18:24 01 Jun 20
Since we were buying a home built in 1956, we knew the importance of choosing an inspector that could give us the peace of mind that we were making a savvy investment.Thanks to Derek Gareau at A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections, we were instilled with the confidence that we were doing just that. His home inspection covered all the bases; it was extensive, well explained, and allowed us to make an informed decision to proceed with our purchase. We also have a detailed inspection report we can reference for years to come.
02:38 21 Jun 19
Derek inspected our new house. He was able to show us all the important things about the house and gave us very detailed report with lots of pictures and instructions what to do and when. We really appreciate that!
21:34 23 May 19
Derek is awesome to work with! I've been with Derek for years and has done over 30+ home inspections with him. I would recommend him in a heart beat!