Thank you for performing such a thorough inspection of our next home. We were so pleased with the inspection on our current home, especially the accuracy and detail of your inspection that we sought you out for our next home. Should we ever move again, we will be sure to use your service. To our surprise, there have been many positive changes in the style of your report. It is now quite compact and very easy to interpret. However, this has not compromised the level of detail. In fact, the detail is much better due to the inclusion of colour photographs of the areas needing attention. We also appreciate the summary of areas needing repair. This makes it very easy to get an idea of the total repairs required and the overall cost range they should fall within. We were able to quickly determine if the repairs were within the cost range we had expected. I did visit your web site. The appearance is professional and your credentials are explained very well. The testimonials are an accurate reflection of our own experience with your service.
~ Simone and David Garriock
So happy with the service! Learned a lot about our home-to-be, was given very clear explanations of some of the problems (the why, the cost, the hazards, etc.), and came away with a comprehensive list of projects and solutions to get started on after the move. Would recommend to ANYone looking for a reliable and personable inspector. Definitely above and beyond!! - Meg Holstein-Rathlou Pickering, August 2016
Just wanted to thank you for your excellent inspection… You are very detailed and knowledgeable. The forms you use are excellent and your communication skills are awesome… You spotted things we never would have noticed. This would have been our fourth house and we never used a home inspector before. After today, we will always use one and we guarantee, if we do purchase another one, that it will be you that inspects it. If we hear of anyone thinking of purchasing a resale home, we will stress the importance of an inspection and definitely recommend you"
~ Vasco Rebuli
James Buren comes highly recommended if you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable Home Inspector.
~ Marlene Cornacchia / The Real Estate Centre
[James Buren,] My clients have all been extremely happy with his service.
~ Catherine Gordon / ReMax West Realty
James is very professional, knowledgeable, and relates exceptionally well with my clients. He explains his findings and welcomes questions as he goes over and through the property. James is my "Go To Guy" for Home Inspections in Durham Region and the Kawartha Lakes. I know he conducts Inspections in Toronto as well, and would be my first choice for clients in that area. I highly recommend James!
~ G.L., Port Perry ON, January 2015
Thank you, James for the professionalism and diligence you demonstrated during our home inspection. You took the time to explain in detail your recommendations, and the report that followed was very thorough.
~ J.D., Markham ON, December 2014
Thank you for being so thorough and detailed with your explanations. Your patience is much appreciated especially in dealing with someone with minimal experience with home ownership and maintenance.
~ N.T., Mississauga ON, October 2014
James' degree of seriousness in provide complete and comprehensive information to his clients are not matched by any other inspector I have seen. I only recommend James to my clients. Peter Sigurdson, Royal LePage Signature Realty
~ P.S., Toronto ON, August 2014
Great temperament; friendly, informative, very focused. I do not know much about homes or this kind of stuff but I felt after that I was had become informed about the property. I also valued James' focus on safety.
~ J.B., Toronto ON, March 2014
Always on time and always very informative. Although the home is rarely perfect, understanding the pros and cons of each property is a key part of the process and James shows his professionalism every time.
~ P.I., Toronto ON, June 2012
James is very personable to deal with. His report is very clear and precise ... especially with the corresponding picture to go with the explanations. We would definitely recommend James for an inspection.
~ D.A., Whitby ON, May 2012
James is a complete professional. His approach is educational, efficient, and transparent. During his inspection we learned a great deal about our pending property purchase, and his insights saved us what would have been tens of thousands of dollars in headaches down the road. We will engage him again in the near future to inspect our next purchase, and wholeheartedly endorse him to anyone who is in the property market. Thank you James. AA & AA
~ - A.A., Scarborough ON, August 2020
James was a professional and was easy to follow. He laid the details out in a clear way that was not full of technical jargon. He was thorough in his inspection and was not rushed. Thanks for helping us ensure that our home is ready for us.
~ R.B., Oakville ON, April 2011
You were very thorough and competent. we were impressed by your credentials and were not disappointed when we met you and witnessed how you work. Many thanks.
~ A.G., Scarborough ON, November 2010
James, David and I were very impressed with your thoroughness and professionalism. It was a pleasure working with you. You provided a lot of information and were not only helpful by teaching us about what you were looking for but you were also easy and very positive to work with. Thank you for being so timely and supportive. Carole and David
~ - C.L., Stouffville ON, January 2020
James is the most thorough and detailed Inspector I have ever worked with. It is a pleasure to recommend James to my Clients. They all have told me they were very satisfied with his Inspection Reports. Joyce Ramer Broker RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc.
~ J.R., Markham ON, April 2010
We were surprised by the professionalism, quality of execution, knowledge, thoroughness and explanations provided by James for our new home inspection, We will definitely recommend James with no hesitation.
~ M.P., Markham ON, March 2010
James was invaluable. And he's also a very nice guy! We had a lot of questions; James's knowledge, patience, and thoroughness alleviated our worries. Also, the written report was stunning -- It even includes dozens and dozens of pictures (which will serve as a reference point for the future). We've referred to the report many times since receiving it and anticipate it will be "the bible" for our property, a handy reference for years to come. I am thrilled with the details and peace of mind James gave us about our property. We're thrilled we found him!
~ - S.K., Ripley ON, July 2021
This is great! We have a much better understanding of this house. You have given us more information than the past four inspectors. AND it's all useful! Thank you very much.
~ B.M., September 2009
James, you work ostensibly in your client's best interests by being dynamically informative, meticulous & pragmatic. You're friendly extroverted personality makes you a welcome extension to my strategic team. Thanks for adding more Value! Respectfully, Peter Mazzuchin, Real Estate Broker, B. Comm.
~ P.M., Mississauga ON, August 2009
Hi James: Thanks once again for bringing your expertise and vast experience to a successful conclusion. I appreciate your thorough and tactful handling of any situation that we may encounter when we have worked together over the years; whether a Condo Apartment or Townhouse or Freehold, Single Family Dwelling. I am always more than happy to refer you to my Associates, Buyers or Seller anytime.
~ J.R., Markham ON, September 2009
James is a consummate professional Home Inspector! He is honest and takes the time to truly educate my clients and I during the home inspection. In addition, he's very creative arriving at uncommon solutions. Add compassionate caring sprinkled with charm and the value he provides is Referable!
~ P.M., Mississauga ON, June 2013
James was a true professional! He is very well educated and knows his stuff. He was very thorough and explained every step he was taken. I was extremely impressed by his knowledge in all aspects of the inspection he took the time to speak to us direct and explain any current concerns or future costs we will incur. I will gladly provide referrals for him! If you want someone who is professional and qualified and well spoken who takes the time to help you understand then call James! You won't be disappointed.
~ P.B., Stouffville ON, May 2011
I am always truly impressed with your knowledge and professionalism. I rely on your expertise with new and old properties and feel confident that you are taking care of my client's best interest at all times. Our most recent experience exposed many costly surprises on what seemed to be a great home from the exterior. Your provide a thorough introduction to the home along with your report and the buyers really appreciate it.
~ P.W., Toronto ON, March 2011
Thanks for conducting the home inspection for me. I really appreciated you doing this on short notice, as it allowed me to finalize the conditions on time. You were not only professional, but also so friendly that it made me feel such at ease. You explained the technical aspects in language that a layperson, such as myself, could understand; and gave me great piece of mind. Many thanks again.
~ P.S., Mississauga ON, July 2010
Thank you for taking the time to inspect our home yesterday. You have provided accurate recommendations which were very accurate and could help us budget for future expenses. We definitely had a very positive experience dealing with you and I would most definitely recommend you to all our family and friends.
~ G.N., Scarborough ON, March 2010
I was very impressed with the information, professionalism and mobility of this service. The report was printed from the back of his vehicle on the site of the inspection. The inspector had an obvious knowledge of all home systems and materials which provided us with a comfort level in purchasing our first commercial rental property. I have no hesitation to recommending James. Money well spent!
~ A.M., Oshawa ON, July 2009
Awesome Thanks again.
~ J.F., Toronto ON, July 2015
James, thank you for doing an excellent job! we'll highly recommend you to our friends and relatives.
~ R.C., Markham ON, January 2015
Always a thorough and informative process.
~ V.C., Toronto ON, December 2014
You did a fabulous and honest job. Your attention to detail made my family and I comfortable with making such a larger and important purchase!
~ J.L., Toronto ON, April 2014
Excellent communicator and well spoken , very knowledgeable inspector.
~ K.B., Richmond Hill ON, March 2014
Very knowledgable and professional.
~ R.A., Ajax ON, June 2013
The best home inspector! Explains in depth details on the inspection. You need your own show!
~ M.C., Vaughan ON, June 2013
Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
~ H.S., Markham ON, April 2013
It is a pleasure to work with a thorough professional
~ P.S., Toronto ON, January 2013
Great job, as always!
~ R.A., Markham ON, December 2012
Very friendly and very technical and detailed knowledge oriented person.
~ S.M., Toronto ON, November 2012
James is very thorough and efficient. Pointed out feature in the furnace that even current home owner was not aware of. Thank you James.
~ J.F., North York ON, October 2012
Great guy and a professional. It was a pleasure working with him.
~ T.Y., Markham ON, August 2012
Thanks for the great work. I appreciated all your advice and tips also.
~ J.F., Toronto ON, July 2012
Thorough & fun!
~ R.E., Willowdale ON, May 2012
Both on site and in the written report Mr. Buren was extremely clear and helpful. The report will be our guideline for repair and maintenance in our new home.
~ J.S., Aurora ON, October 2011
Friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy.
~ G.L., Richmond Hill ON, September 2011
James, thank you for your advice and professionalism. I appreciated your attention to detail and patience in explaining each step of the process.
~ J.D., Whitby ON, May 2011
you are very professional but at the same time a fun individual. will not hesitate to recommend you. thanks.
~ L.T., Maple ON, May 2011
Thanks, James. I feel much better after you walked me through the inspection and your comments. It definitely helped with my decision.
~ C.S., Toronto ON, March 2011
Very professional, thorough and prompt, and also a pleasant person to deal with.
~ S.F., Brampton ON, March 2011
Thank you for being so informative and thorough, you took your time and that was greatly appreciated. I am sure we will work together again in the future! Regards!
~ D.A., Toronto ON, March 2011
Very thorough inspection. Gave a lot of helpful information, tips, and advice.
~ B.J., Newmarket ON, December 2010
Excellent professional inspector. Doesn't beat around the bush, gives thorough professional opinion on remedies of deficiencies found.
~ A.K., Toronto ON, October 2010
I would not hesitate to recommend James. He is thorough, knowledgeable and very informative.
~ D.A., Toronto ON, May 2010
He tries harder and had the highest ethical standards.
~ A.F., May 2010
Great job, very detailed...Thanks James!
~ V.N., Oshawa, ON, April 2010
Great job, very thorough and honest. Further, I appreciate his resourcefulness i.e., giving me personal contacts to help with future house work.
~ R.W., Markham ON, March 2010
James, The information provided will help us improve the safety and efficiency of the house.Thank you for being thorough.
~ S.W., Markham ON, March 2010
Great advice. Thanks
~ R.W., London ON, March 2010
Job well done. Very professional. inspection was thorough and portfolio is a great addition.
~ S.M., Pickering ON, December 2009
Thanks for your very knowledgeable assessment of the property.I would recommend you to anyone needing an inspection.Thanks again.
~ J.S., Toronto ON, December 2009
James you were very thorough, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, a pleasure to have in our home.
~ J.S., Pickering ON, June 2009
So happy with the service! Learned a lot about our home-to-be, was given very clear explanations of some of the problems (the why, the cost, the hazards, etc.), and came away with a comprehensive list of projects and solutions to get started on after the move. Would recommend to ANYone looking for a reliable and personable inspector. Definitely above and beyond!!
~ Meg H - Aug 15, 2016
Average rating given to Inspector: 9.8686
Inspector Net Promoter Score: 97.14
Number of Ratings Being Calculated: 175 Detailed Stats
Jan 26, 2020
James, David and I were very impressed with your thoroughness and professionalism. It was a pleasure working with you. You provided a lot of information and were not only helpful by teaching us about what you were looking for but you were also easy and very positive to work with. Thank you for being so timely and supportive. - Carole and David
Jan 22, 2020
Very thorough. Easy to communicate with and very friendly! - Dr.L. Walker
Nov 29, 2019
This was our first home inspection as we are new to the home buying game. James made the experience seamless and extremely enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable regarding what needed to be done and did an extremely thorough job with the home inspection. Due to his help we were able to get the seller to address some of the bigger issues discovered by James. If we need another home inspection in the future we will definitely be calling James and will be referring him to family and friends! Thank you James!
Nov 11, 2019
James did a thorough inspection of the home we are buying. He provided a very detailed report that was clear and easy to understand. We found the process very informative and the tips and recommendations are well received. We would absolutely recommend James to anyone looking for home inspection. He provided excellent customer service.
Nov 9, 2019
Nov 2, 2019
I was really impressed...(remainder withheld on request)
Oct 27, 2019
We were impressed with the knowledge and advice that James shared. His expertise and attention to detail is apparent, as is his commitment to helping us make the best decision for us. He is also approachable, both professional and friendly. He took the time to answer every one of our questions thoroughly without making us feel like it was too many questions (or too obvious answers). Thanks to his diligence, we decided not to buy the home and we have a better idea of what to look for in the future. We will absolutely want his inspection on the next one and recommend him to friends.
Oct 25, 2019
James was very helpful and informative
Oct 23, 2019
Very friendly and helpful!
Oct 19, 2019
James came highly recommended from a friend. I have never bought a resale home before and was concerned about buying a house that may be unsafe for my 3 year old. James did not disappoint. He was quite meticulous and thorough. He seemingly sees all and was able to explain things clearly and help us prioritize on what needs immediate attention and others that can wait a bit. His past experience is evident as he walked us through the whole house. For example, he notice that 4 sets of the feed from the breaker are aluminum wires and explained in detail and in layman's terms why it is a concern in the long run. This is but 1 of many that James did in order for us to get to know our new found 1950's home. Even our Real Estate agent which of course has been through a few inspections was quite impressed. I'm glad we decided to use James' services instead of just any inspector. His walk-through plus detailed report with photos allows my wife an I to purchase our home fully informed and with peace of mind knowing my son will be safe. -Adonis Lim
~ HOMEGAUGE NET RATINGS 2019 4th Quarter
James came highly recommended from a friend. I have never bought a resale home before and was concerned about buying a house that may be unsafe for my 3 year old. James did not disappoint. He was quite meticulous and thorough. He seemingly sees all and was able to explain things clearly and help us prioritize on what needs immediate attention and others that can wait a bit. His past experience is evident as he walked us through the whole house. For example, he notice that 4 sets of the feed from the breaker are aluminum wires and explained in detail and in layman's terms why it is a concern in the long run. This is but 1 of many that James did in order for us to get to know our new found 1950's home. Even our Real Estate agent which of course has been through a few inspections was quite impressed. I'm glad we decided to use James' services instead of just any inspector. His walk-through plus detailed report with photos allows my wife an I to purchase our home fully informed and with peace of mind knowing my son will be safe.
~ Oct 19, 2019 -Adonis Lim