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Realtor Testimonials


Just a quick note of thanks for your dedication and detail on the 2 recent home inspections for buyers. I appriciate your expirtise and diligince.

My Best,

Kimberly B.


First of all, let me take a moment to introduce myself. I am Debra Levay and I am a real estate agent with the Clarksville/River Hill office of Long & Foster in Howard County. I have been in business for under a year but am trying to build up my list of contacts and referrals, and I wanted to let you know that I've added your company name to that list. I have actually already had the good fortune to have met a few of your inspectors when I've attended classes through MAR and NAR - most recently while attending the Series 300 GRI classes in Towson, as well as late last summer at the annual convention in Ocean City. I have been repeatedly impressed by how thorough, conscientious, and professional you appear to be. Anyway, I will be dropping a business card in the mail to you and hope that you might send a few to me in return so that I might share them with clients who need an inspection referral. I work mostly in Howard County, although I might occasionally work with clients in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, and perhaps Anne Arundel County. Please confirm with me who my contacts would be in the various locations. Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Debra L.


Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the great job you did on our recent inspection. As a real estate professional, I attend many inspections in the course of a year. Never have I encountered a level of professionalism that exceeds that displayed by you and your staff. Bravo, You are in a class of your own. Keep up the great work!

David O.


"On behalf of the entire membership of the Anne Arundel County Association of REALTORS, as well as the property owners of Anne Arundel Co., we want to thank you for your continued support of the REALTORS Political Action Committee. By being a member of the leadership club, you have demonstrated outstanding efforts of the REALTORS Association, to support legislators who will listen to our opinions on legislation that affects our industry and private property rights. The REALTORS PAC is the largest PAC in this country, and is a powerful influence at the local, state, and national levels. This is due to members such as you who have taken a leadership role and given their money and time to support the issues that effect our business. Although the monetary contribution you have made is very important, we ask that you also plan to attend the Leadership/Legislative Cocktail Party that is held annually in September. This is our opportunity to bond the friendships with our elected officials and thank them for their past and future support. Please watch for your invitation in the next few months and stop by the Association office to pick up your Leadership Club pin. Thank you again for your continued generous support to the REALTORS cause!"

Frank P.


"I wanted to take the time and thank you and Linda for being apart of our first realtor conference. It was a pleasure having Building Specs there. We have started working on next years event and would like any input or feedback you may have."

Scott B.


"Thanks for all your efforts in support of the Real Estate Conference. We were very pleased with our first effort and look forward to a great program next year."



"Thanks again for your help during the home inspection at 40 Simmons Lane, Severna Park, Maryland. As you know, this was a corporately owned home at the time of resale. Because of that, we are occasionally at a disadvantage because we have no seller as a resource for information. That is why it is imperative that we have a home inspector we can trust. I do quite a few corporate listings and standard procedure is that a home inspection is done prior to any buyout. Frequently, these inspections are done by an out of town company that does not understand Anne Arundel Building Codes. As a result, we frequently have to make numerous repairs and/or changes once a property is under contract and the buyer does a home inspection. This is very costly to the relocation companies and subsequently their corporate clients. It would be very helpful if a local company got involved at the 'pre-marketing' stage of the listing. It should minimize the home inspection repairs and cost. Again, Steve, I appreciate your help on this and look forward to working with you soon."

Carol M.


"I have been using Building Specs for my home inspections since 1994 and I have found their personnel to be extremely competent and knowledgeable in all aspects of the components of a house from the soil to the roof. Building Specs is very active in the Maryland Association of building inspectors and in working with the Realtor Boards educating realtors. Building Specs' classes are accredited for continuing education purposes. I recommend Building Specs to all my customers, regardless of the house price. The performance of the people or companies I recommend is a direct reflection on me as a real estate professional. I want my customers to be satisfied so they will refer me or come back to me and I have found that I can count on Building Specs to do a 100% professional job."

Ron P.


"Over the past five years we have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Steve Showalter and his staff at Building Specs, Inc. numerous times. Our customers and clients have always been impressed with the competence and professionalism shown by all involved. The inspectors are extremely well trained and knowledgeable. They are willing to take the time to talk with the home buyer, answer questions and explain things. The home buyer receives a well put together and informative reference guide for maintaining a home along with a copy of the inspection. The inspector always goes over the home inspection page by page. Steve and his staff have always gone that little bit extra for customer service."

Lore P.


"I would like to pass along the highest recommendation for Building Specs, Inc. and Mr. Steven Showalter. It has been my pleasure to have been involved with Building Specs, Inc. for many home inspections over the last five years. I recommend his company to my buyers and even used his services when it came time to have a home inspection for my personal residence. Mr. Showalter is eminently qualified and is very involved in the home inspection industry. I'm sure that he has furnished you his credentials, so I won't comment on those, but I can say that Mr. Showalter and his company are held in high regard within our Realtor community. Please give all due consideration to Mr. Showalter's Building Specs, Inc. as a resource for O'Conor, Piper, & Flynn ERA and NRT Mid-Atlantic."

Charles K.


"For the past four years I have recommended Building Specs, Inc. to my buyers for home inspections because they are knowledgeable, thorough, professional, caring and reachable. In every transaction that Building Specs performed the inspections, and there were many, my buyers thanked me for the referral for the following reasons: Their office staff was courteous and responsive to setting up inspections. They coordinated related inspections, well, termite, septic, etc.., my customers liked the one stop shopping. They were always there at the appointed time and usually came early. They thoroughly inspected all systems, speaking knowledgeably and understandably. They answered all questions honestly and openly and even solicited questions from buyers who seemed reluctant to ask. They provided an excellent report easily understood by buyers and sellers alike. the maintenance manual given at the time of the inspection was of the highest quality. They solicited future calls if there were questions about the inspection or the need for advice. Many of my customers took advantage of this and were treated well, long beyond the time of inspection. Their fees are reasonable, there is good value for my clients dollars. They work to keep the transaction going and to reduce agent liability. For these reasons I intend to use Building Specs, Inc. into the future and highly recommend their services."

Ellen B.


"I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your outstanding professionalism on the inspection you did for my clients at 6232 Viola, in Chino Hills. Not only was I impressed, but my client's (being first time buyers) were very anxious and you immediately put them at ease. After your inspection, they were so excited to proceed with closing their escrow. As a bonus, the sellers (not my clients) were also so impressed that they discussed the report with the buyers on the spot and headed off to the store to get the parts to fix the minor items agreed upon. I will continue to use you in the future and I will make sure to tell everyone in Real Estate all about your excellent services."

Kathy K.


"Having been in the Real Estate business for fifteen years, and having sold nearly a thousand homes, most involving inspections, I felt compelled to write this letter of recommendation. I have been working with the Building Specs Team for the past five years both as a seller's agent and a buyer's agent. I have been extremely impressed with their extensive knowledge of all aspects of new and older construction. Their inspections are very thorough, and the inspections all come equipped with the latest state of the art tools such as moisture meters for determining conditions that may not be readily visible. More importantly, they seem to possess the skill of delivering their findings on a professional level without causing undue alarm to the parties of the inspection. Furthermore, they often offer solutions to correct and maintain the issues they have identified. This often enables prospective buyers to seek solutions other than rescinding the contract, or renegotiating the terms. Building Specs provides each of my clients at the time of the inspection, a very comprehensive report along with a very detailed home maintenance binder enabling them to keep the home in tip-top shape. This assists me when I am called upon to sell this home five years later. Building Specs continuously updates their knowledge of current environmental, safety and industry concerns. They provide a wide array of inspections that cover aspects of the home purchase process. One stop shopping at the highest level! Kudos!"

Steve G.


"Fred Cox with Long & Foster stopped by - He's very impressed with us! Also with the guy that did the inspection on Tilghman Island yesterday. He wants to schedule another inspection within ten days in Lothian, MD. It's a twelve year old rancher (septic) but he doesn't have all the info. I gave him one of Dave's cards and wrote my name and Linda's on it. I gave him your name and he left his card. When you call he said he should have more information on the property, but wanted to meet you as he was so impressed!!!"


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