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Insuring Your Home Is SOLID
Hickory Property Services offers a personalized and outstanding service that assists home buyers, sellers and owners with their next step in real estate. Whether needing a quality inspection for your real estate transaction or need a trusted person to manage your real estate investment property, it is my joy to guide you through the journey of purchasing, selling or maintaining a home.
When you hire me as your home inspector, you also give to a good cause! 5% of your inspection fee will go towards a non-profit to help others in our community. Currently, we are supporting Integrated Community. When you buy a home and get an inspection through us, you are helping this local Steamboat non-profit connect with our immigrant and local community members in Northwest Colorado.
Hi, I am Brian Hickory, owner of Hickory Property Services LLC. After living in the Pacific Northwest for 11 years, my wife and I decided to move back to Steamboat Springs so our kids could live near family and revel in the outdoors. I am a certified home inspector and a proud member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. As a home inspector, I strive to provide the best inspection service available to my clients. I am friendly, detailed, analytical and follow the comprehensive Standards of Practice bound by a strict code of ethics. I have over a decade of experience as a Construction and Property Manager prior to becoming an Inspector. My construction experience, education and communication skills will help ensure that you receive the most thorough and informative inspection possible in order to make your decision with confidence!
Brian Hickory, CPI
Brian is a pleasure to work with! His experience was evident as he guided me through the inspection process and helped me to better understand the issues he found. His professional manner, timely responses, and thorough report with many photos make it easy to recommend him for future customers.
Brian provided a timely and thorough inspection and report, and took the time to walk through each item and discuss the details with us. Thanks for your great work Brian!
Brian did a great job! He was timely and thorough. I would highly recommend his services.
Home Inspection Services
I approach every home inspection as if it were my own home. I remember the feeling of relief and comfort that my home inspector brought me when I purchased my first home. It was because of his professional service that I considered becoming a home inspector. I really enjoy providing people a better understanding of their homes condition. I will walk through the home with you and your agent to personally explain the general condition of the home, review any major issues that need to be addressed and discuss the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be summarized in a detailed, but simple report that will be provided to you. And my job isn’t finished until you understand everything in your report. I am thrilled to help educate you about your home and how to take care of it.
A home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make, so it is important to understand the condition of your investment. I will provide a non-invasive examination of the homes accessible structure, systems, and components. While a home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and cannot reveal every concern that exists (or could exist), it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home buying decision.
Sellers can gain huge benefits by getting a Move-In Certified seller inspection prior to listing their home for sale. A pre-listing inspection will inform you of any defects or problems with your home so you can speed up the selling process. This eliminates last minute repairs and allows you to take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. The repairs you make prior to selling the home could increase your property’s value or greatly improve its marketability. Since the inspection has already been paid for by you, it gives the buyer the option of waiving their inspection contingency which streamlines the sales process. If you are looking to sell your home, a pre-listing home inspection helps you sell your house faster and for more money, and the buyer gets a better home to move into. It is a win-win for both parties.
Home Maintenance Inspection
The most important thing to understand as a new homeowner is that your house requires care and regular maintenance. As time goes on, parts of your house will wear out, break down, deteriorate, leak or simply stop working. Even the most vigilant homeowner can, from time to time, miss small problems or forget about performing some routine home repairs and seasonal maintenance. I can help you with maintaining your home. Consider hiring me to perform a routine Home Maintenance Inspection. I’ll evaluate all major systems of the home, including plumbing heating, electrical, HVAC and structural. I will help you keep your home in good condition and prevent it from suffering serious, long-term and expensive damage from minor issues that should be addressed now. Lets keep your home in great shape together!
I conduct short-term indoor air radon testing for real-estate transaction radon testing and for existing home owners who want to know what the radon concentration of the air is inside their home. I will provide a detailed report summarizing the testing with our recommendations within 24 hours of receiving the lab analysis.
Radon is a radioactive, cancer-causing gas that is naturally present in most Colorado homes. It goes without saying that you don’t want to be around it. Keep you, your family, or your property’s future tenants safe by choosing radon testing. Even homes that have above acceptable levels of radon can be repaired and altered to become safe. For more information about radon, you can visit EPA Radon Information
Sewer Camera Scope
I outsource a qualified professional to come out on the day of the inspection and run a video camera through your main sewer line to determine its condition and pinpoint any problems. Don’t get suprised by expensive repair or replacement costs of a sewer line back-up and get a sewer scope to fully understand the condition of your sewer line.
Water Quality Testing
I can do a limited or complete water test by sampling your private well or public water to test for Lead, E-coli, total Coliform, Nitrate, Nitrite, Turbidity, Iron, Manganese and pH. Samples are sent to a lab and results can be provided with a report.
Know if there is mold in your home! I can take air samples in your home to test the air quality for mold. If there are areas with suspected mold growth on a surface, a swab sample can be done. All samples are sent to a lab and the results come back on an easy to read report within days.
Why Hickory Property Services?
5% of the cost of your home inspection fee goes towards a community non-profit.
I deliver exceptional value for reasonable prices.
I am here for you and only you. Before, during and after the inspection.
Experience is the greatest teacher. I use mine so you can learn about your home.
A modern report so you can know what issues to address immediately.
My goal is to make sure you have the best care when it comes to your home and investment property. Whether you need an inspection, home repair, maintenance or property management services, I promise to offer a personalized and dependable service to you.