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We provide detailed and thorough home inspections in the greater Seattle area. Homeowners have trusted us with their homes for years. Our inspections come with a complete electronic report with pictures.


A pre-listing home inspection is one of the best ways for a homeowner to ensure that their home is ready to sell and in good condition. Our inspections will help your home sell faster, and the sale go smoother.


In addition to our standard home inspections, we also provide 11th-month inspections (builder warranty inspections), water quality testing, new construction inspections, and more.


My name is David Tearle CPI, from Step By Step Home Inspections LLC. We have inspected in the greater Seattle area for years now, and we have a long list of very happy clients.

In addition to our years of inspecting homes, I also have many years in the home, building, and construction industry. This hands-on experience is one of our most valuable assets, and can’t be put in a textbook.

The home buying process can be stressful, and choosing the right home inspector is a large decision in the process. Here at Step By Step Home Inspections though, we take the worry out of buying a home. With deep roots in the community, thorough home inspections, detailed reports, and an honest objective opinion, you can rest assured you are hiring the best there is for your home inspection!


We strive to provide the best in home inspections here at Step By Step, and we do this by putting you first. We also go to great lengths to have extensive education and hands on experience to provide you with a well rounded home inspection that is the best in the area!  As such, we carry many accreditations, certificates, licenses and experience to be the best home inspector in the area – Including being an InterNACHI Certified Professional Home Inspector

Home Inspectors in Bellevue, Seattle, Renton, Issaquah

Electronic Reports

Our home inspection reports are as thorough as they are comprehensive. We know that after your inspection you will likely need to negotiate issues and make repairs. Our electronic reports make that part of the process easier. With clear pictures and descriptions, an easy to send format, and even video in the report when needed, our reports are top notch.

Free Recall Check

As a free service for anyone visiting our home inspection website, you can now do a FREE recall check on millions of household products. Simply click on the picture to the left and enter your product! It is an internal site link and very easy to use. As your home inspector, I want you to have the best information possible when purchasing your new home!

Honor Guarantee

All of our inspections also come with the $10,000 Honor Guarantee, backed by InterNACHI, the world’s largest home inspector association. We provide the best service possible, and we want you to know you are covered. Call us today, and see why so many people continue to choose Step By Step Home Inspections LLC for their home inspection needs!

Seattle Home Inspection Reviews

“Don’t wait in your car while Dave inspects! Make sure to follow him around the property as Dave was very knowledgeable and would educate you about the tiniest details, good and bad about the property. Dave would even let you in the crawl space under the house or in the attic, provided you have a hazmat suit and mask. Dave’s inspection report was detailed, concise, easy to follow, and provided useful recommendations.”

Lam Nguyen – Bellevue WA 

“Thank you for working with us yesterday and specifically these fine points:

1. Your easy going and flexibility your clients because by a home is already complicated enough in itself and you know that.

2. Your thoroughness and unwilling to sacrifice integrity of the inspection for the shake of time. For some of us it’s a decision of a lifetime.

3. Your dedication to your job and clients; knowledgeable, honest and friendly. People like you will go far in life and assist us along in the process.

4. And last but not least, thank for not asking for me to crawl down the crawlspace like my previous experience with another inspector. LOL! Your are fit, fast and extremely efficient at what you do. :)”

Bryan Thai – Seattle WA

Step by step home inspections is my first choice in home inspectors. Working with David is great. The professionalism and knowledge of home inspecting that he can offer my clients is a great reflection on me. The thoroughness and in depth explanations gives my buyers the peace of mind that they are buying a great home. When problems have come up in the inspection David is terrific about explaining the potential dangers which helps the buyer to make an informed decision.”

Zach – Seattle, WA

“I had a great experience with David Tearle and Step By Step Home Inspections. He was extremely thorough and detailed in his approach to inspecting our future home. I was impressed with his knowledge of the building codes and the nuances associated with the home building trades. I would recommend David and his business to anyone looking to get a professional inspection/report on their home. He was honest, and did not have any trouble pointing out things that were both needing improvement and things that were in great shape. Kudos to Step By Step Home Inspections.”

Kay – Renton, WA

David was timely, thorough, and extremely detailed in his verbal and written reports. He explained even minor issues to me in person during the inspection and sent his written report the same day complete with photos and detailed findings. I would absolutely recommend Step by Step to anyone looking for a quality home inspection!

Andrea Lindeman, Seattle WA

Full list of our home inspection areas:
98001 Auburn, 98002 Auburn, 98003 Federal Way, 98004 Bellevue, 98005 Bellevue, 98006 Bellevue, 98007 Bellevue, 98008 Bellevue, 98009 Bellevue, 98010 Black Diamond, 98011 Bothell, 98013 Burton, 98014 Carnation, 98015 Bellevue, 98019 Duvall, 98022 Enumclaw, 98023 Federal Way, 98024 Fall City, 98025 Hobart, 98027 Issaquah, 98028 Kenmore, 98029 Issaquah, 98030 Kent, 98031 Kent, 98032 Kent, 98033 Kirkland, 98034 Kirkland, 98035 Kent, 98038 Maple Valley, 98039 Medina, 98040 Mercer Island, 98041 Bothell, 98042 Kent, 98038 Maple Valley, 98039 Medina, 98040 Mercer Island, 98041 Bothell, 98042 Kent, 98045 North Bend, 98047 Pacific, 98050 Preston, 98051 Ravensdale, 98052 Redmond, 98053 Redmond, 98054 Redondo, 98055 Renton, 98056 Renton, 98057 Renton, 98058 Renton, 98059 Renton, 98062 Seahurst, 98063 Federal Way, 98064 Kent, 98065 Snoqualmie, 98070 Vashon, 98071 Auburn, 98072 Woodinville, 98073 Redmond, 98074 Sammamish, 98075 Sammamish, 98077 Woodinville, 98082 Mill Creek, 98083 Kirkland, 98089 Kent, 98092 Auburn, 98093 Federal Way, 98101 Seattle, 98102 Seattle, 98103 Seattle, 98104 Seattle, 98105 Seattle, 98224 Baring, 98288 Skykomish, 98012 Bothell, 98020 Edmonds, 98021 Bothell, 98026 Edmonds, 98036 Lynnwood, 98037 Lynnwood, 98043 Mountlake Terrace, 98046 Lynnwood, 98087 Lynnwood, 98201 Everett, 98203 Everett, 98204 Everett
98205 Everett, 98223 Arlington,98256 Index, 98258 Lake Stevens, 98259 North Lakewood, 98270 Marysville, 98271 Marysville, 98272 Monroe, 98275 Mukilteo, 98287 Silvana, 98290 Snohomish, 98291 Snohomish, 98296 Snohomish, 98293 Startup, 98294 Sultan