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With over 1700 inspections completed in the Greater Moncton area, hear what some of our customers have to say about the service that they’d received when we’ve inspected their home.
Your company “Cottage to Castle Home Inspections” was recommended to us by a family member who was also pleased with your services a few years ago. Since our move was from a different province to New Brunswick; and having only visited the property we bought twice on a short visit to the province a few months ago, your service was invaluable!
A very thorough inspection was received by us via email, with pictures and comments on areas of concern or that needed further investigation. We did buy the property and because of your inspection, there were no surprises waiting for us after we moved in and knowing that no house is perfect, we were well prepared after moving in to deal with anything of importance!
My husband and I would highly recommend your company to others!R. & D. Clipperton
My husband and I are retiring in the Moncton area. New to the area we came to buy a house a little blindly but met some outstanding folks. Our Real Estate Agent recommended Cottage to Castle and we were extremely impressed. We asked her to continue to recommend Cottage to castle. All the recommendations made by Doug were practical and cost effective. He also referred us to other service providers who have been very helpful… Thanks Doug. We will continue to deal with you and your advice has been invaluable. Merci beaucoup and see you soon!Lucy and Garry
Service was great. An appointment was made quickly and arrangements made through the realtors so it did not add to our already long to do list. Doug was very informative, patient and calm. We went through the 70+ page report comprehensively, pointing out all the little things to upgrade and notice as well as determine hierarchy of most to least important. I feel like I know the house I bought before moving in and ready to make upgrades on a set timeline. 100% recommend Cottage to Castle.Amélie
I just wanted to thank you for your great service.
I would highly recommend your company to everyone!
Doug recently inspected my future home and I couldn’t have been happier with his thorough report. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions. He took his time and didn’t rush me through it.
Doug made my first home-buying experience much less stressful
Thanks again,Amy Chase
Very pleased with the home inspection and would not hesitate recommending you and your team to anyone
Thanks very muchSheldon MacKnight
When we decided, a month ago, to list our 70-year-old craftsman style home for sale, we thought it would be helpful to have a home inspection done by Cottage to Castle, just to avoid any surprises with out listing. Jeff provided us with a 76-page report on our home, full of photos and explanations, complete with a summary, highlighting areas of concern. Jeff made the time to meet with us and fully explain answers to our questions. He was reassuring and patient, professional and efficient. We completed the minor repairs needed for our home and were able, because of the knowledge provided in the report, to include in our property disclosure to the buyers any potential areas of concern. Because the buyers were so impressed with the thoroughness of Cottage to Castle’s work, they did not feel the need themselves to do another home inspection. The result: Our house listed and sold in less than a month. Thank you, Jeff, Jeannette and Cottage to Castle. You made our downsizing experience so smooth and easy, and because of your excellent report, the house sale went through in 23 days. Can’t ask for any better service than that!Carol & Gary
Thanks Mike. I would certainly recommend your services to any friends or family looking to purchase a home in the area!Norm
I am very pleased with the service that was provided, specifically the detailed one on one review. It exceeded my expectations and I don’t recall having that much of an in-depth of a review with previous purchases. Well done MikeFrank
I have had an inspection done today on dover rd. and I would like to let you know that I was very pleased with your service. Doug was the inspector on site and was very professional. Good work!Andrew
Cottage To Castle were excellent in helping us finalize the decision to purchase our new home. Their ability to respond to our need for a home inspection quickly was amazing! And their thorough knowledge of the good, the bad and the ugly within a home helped to educate us quickly on all the things to expect. We loved the service and the results!!
ThanksMike Randall and Kim Rayworth
My house was for sale and the new owner had it inspected by Cottage to Castle Home Inspections. The inspection was done while I was home. I was so impress with the way the inspector went about to inspect my home. That when I found a new house I contacted Cottage to Castle Home Inspection to do a thorough inspection of my new home. After the inspection was done he met me and my wife to explain his report and walk us through our new home. We are very please with the work and report that they gave. I would recommend them in a heart beat.Paul Melanson
Thanks for the great service! It was a really good experience and it looks like we will keep the old house.Jennifer
Doug was great. Very knowledgeable and a great personality.
Thanks for the great service!
I just wanted to share my positive testimonial for the wonderful service at Cottage to Castle:
Relocating to a new city and trying to find a healthy and comfortable home can be stressful for most but for someone, like me, who has numerous allergies and sensitivities, it can be quite daunting. Our wonderful Real Estate agent recommended Jeff LeBlanc, at Cottage to Castle Home Inspections, and we have used his expertise on two separate properties before purchasing our current home.
From the first phone call Jeff was pleasant and efficient and adapted his schedule to accommodate our tight deadline. After doing his Inspection of the home ( which I believe was 2 1/2 to 3 hours in each case) we met with Jeff to do a “walk-through” where he pointed out areas of concern and made recommendations on items of priority. Jeff’s thoroughness and expertise was impressive and we felt secure in the knowledge that he treated every inspection as though it were for his own family.
We then received a detailed 70+ page report with clear photos and details of each item of concern. There was also a great Summary at the end of the report which highlighted areas of concern in red. The reports themselves were very clearly detailed, concise and extremely helpful.
Jeff also took time to follow up with us to see if we had any questions or if there was anything else he could do to help in our decision-making process.Heidi Baxter
We purchased our first home this summer and are beyond pleased that we chose Cottage to Castle Home Inspections to inspect the house. Not only was Jeff professional and informative, he clearly explained all aspects of the home inspection making some suggestions to improve our home.
He was thorough going through the entire house top to bottom and we were happy to know exactly what our home offered and what needed to be addressed. Buying a house especially for the first time can be overwhelming but with Cottage to Castle Home Inspections it made it easier and we knew we were in good hands!
A. Pooley and R. Pooley
Merci pour le service rapide, organisé et professionnel, on te recommanderait à n’importe qui!
I want to welcome Jeff LeBlanc’s newest employee Doug MacDonald to the Real Estate community. Doug has done 2 inspections for me this month and his skills and attitude is very professional and Friendly. When the information can be overwhelming to Client; Doug takes the time to make certain that the Client understand. He goes through his report page by page and details every room in his walk through. I have no hesitations to recommend his professional services.Trent Wilkins
I worked with Jeff as an out-of-town buyer who was, insanely, buying a house in a town where the only person that I knew was my real estate agent. Not only did Jeff provide enough pictures and details to make me feel comfortable about buying a house I’d spent about twenty minutes in, he also took time (on his weekend, no less) to sit down on
the phone with me and explain all the things I had questions about. I may have his inspection report framed, and am certainly planning to use it as a checklist of things to look out for in the future. Can’t recommend him highly enough!
Thank you for your help in the inspection. You gave me a detailed information on what I need to know about the house and the problems that needed my attention. I will surely refer you to my friends and even to anyone who needs your services.Noel
We hired Jeff LeBlanc to inspect our home and property at the recommendation of our lawyer. Jeff was a consummate professional. He was prompt courteous, and incredibly thorough. We were so impressed by the comprehensive report which included pictures of the property as well as detailed recommendations that were easy to understand. Jeff was available to answer all of our questions and finished the work in a timely manner. We have used other inspectors in the past, but their work simply did not compare. If you are buying a house, we highly recommend Jeff’s services. You will rest easy knowing that your potential home was inspected with care and precision.Bonnie & Scott Hamer
We would like to thank you both for your service. We are first time home buyers and some parts of the process can be a little stressful but Doug was awesome during the whole inspection process which was great and very helpful!
Thanks again!Melanie and Stephane
Jeff was very thorough and went through the inspection report step by step, offering helpful suggestions and providing trusted contacts that made me feel confident in my home purchase.
Thanks, again!Lisa Baxter
Just wanted to thank you for your recent inspection of our new home. We\’ve been relocated frequently over the last 5 years and wanted to say that you have been, by far, the most thorough inspector we\’ve ever worked with. You provided an explanations that were easy to understand and took the time to walk us through the whole house to identify and explain all discoveries. The report was provided within hours of the inspection which helped us to quickly remove conditions which we required.. We appreciated your ability to accommodate our inspection request on very short notice. We would highly recommend you to anyone and would gladly use you again.Tony Gamble
I wanted to share with you that our experience with the home inspection process through Cottage to Castle was excellent. We had a tight timeline and a challenging schedule since we were coming from out of town. We’ve had a few home inspections done of the years and this was by far the most comprehensive report. The document is full of pictures that are complimented with informative descriptions and additional graphics to enhance the communication. We will be able to make use of this report in the future. If we ever have the need for an inspection again you will be our first call.Brian
The following is a testimonial for the inspections that were completed at 2 properties in Moncton, N.B.. My Real Estate Agent provided me with a company called Cottage to Castle (And I am very glad he did) to perform inspections on two properties that we were looking to purchase.and we were lucky to be assigned Paul Dancause as our inspector on both occasions. I was blown away on how thorough, professional, knowledgeable Paul was. He completed both inspections in a very timely manner and issued to us a complete inspection report with accompanying pictures and summary report of all the repairs that needed to be done. He took his time to explain any questions that we had in regards to those repairs. The reason two different inspections had to be done was because there were too many repairs on the first property (Like I said he missed nothing).
In summary, it was a complete pleasure dealing with Cottage to Castle and I would highly recommend them to any of my friends or business associates. They are the best!
Thanks for everything,Ralph Campbell
Thanks a lot Paul was great to deal with. Very good at his job. And very helpful.
I know sometimes inspectors get growled at. Lol. Just wanted to tell you that the 2 gentlemen that did 2 for me in the past week were gentlemen and acted in a professional manner. Thanks!David O'Blenis
Thanks so much Doug,
I was more than impressed with the quality and the detailed quantity of the report that you provided us today, it will be very helpful in our effort to close our home deal. I am most pleased with the very apparent level of expertise you exhibited on a number of subject matters, there wasn’t a question I had for you that you weren’t able to answer. As well, you were able to satisfy my concerns with each of the big ticket items I had pointed out…..your professionalism was second to none.
Please feel free to use these comments as you wish and I would be more than happy to provide a reference any time that you may need one.
Take care, I will be telling others of your work!Wes
Great service, as a Realtor I 100% recommend Cottage to Castle! My clients and I both love the thorough inspection reports. Keep up the great work!Becky Babineau
I must say you better hang on to Doug the inspector, he does great work and explains everything very plain. Smart guy!!!Danny
I just wanted to provide feedback on the service I received today. I was very pleased by the inspector and the way completed the very detailed report, along with the walk-through of the house after he explained the report. Mike made me feel very confident about the choice I made in regards to the inspection as he was very knowledgeable and polite. I will refer your services to anyone I know who is looking to book with an inspector.Monique
I have had an inspection done today and I would like to let you know that I was very pleased with your service. Doug was the inspector on site and was very professional. Good work!Andrew
Cottage to Castle Home Inspections providing very professional services in a timely manner. They provided a great deal of advice as well as things to consider for the future. The cost is very reasonable and worth the money. We would recommend their services to others.Paul Family
Thanks for the follow-up! We are definitely loving our new home and refer you guys often! We were very pleased with how thorough and timely the supporting documentation was, the post-inspection walk-through was very informative, and even the appointment booking process made it easy to do business with you.
Thanks & Merry Christmas!Meagan White
John and I would like to thank you very much for your excellent service. We were extremely pleased with your detailed inspection and with your report. Please use us as a reference anytime at all. It was a pleasure to deal with you and your company and we have bought the house!
We will be moving in October 31st and hope that we can get together sometime in the near future to sit and chat and get to know each other better.Kathy and John Chapman
I would highly recommend Jeff for any home inspection. From the initial contact, Jeff spent more than enough time explaining & walking through the home inspection. He went the extra mile ensuring understanding, but also following up to see if there was anything additional he could do. Jeff provided tremendous service; anyone thinking of purchasing a home should definitely give him a call. Thanks again Jeff!Patrick Chalifoux
Jeff and his team provided us with a very thorough inspection of our first home. We invited several family members who had purchased multiple homes of their own because they knew what to expect from an inspection. My relatives were very impressed with the thorougness of the inspection as well as the detailed explanations and PDF that were provided. Hiring a quality house inspector such as Jeff is a proper way to ensure the smoothest possible transition into your new home.Marc & Nicole
My wife and I recently moved to Moncton with our 20 month old son. Buying our first home was a high priority for our little family. We spent a great deal of time researching houses for the right fit, and once we found what we were looking for we wanted to ensure that our investment would be a sound one. We immediately set out to find a home inspector and were happy to see one name reappearing in the conversations we were having: Jeff LeBlanc. Jeff came highly rated, and he more than lived up to his reputation. Jeff’s attention to detail and willingness to answer every question immediately put my wife and I at ease. He clearly wanted us to feel secure in our decision, so over the course of our post-inspection walkthrough he made certain to highlight anything and everything that he thought would be of concern to us. To that end, I would highly recommend that anyone looking for a Home Inspector look no further – Jeff would be a great choice. Thanks again Jeff!Joe
I am very thankful for the services you provided and totally impressed with your work! The resulting reports are thorough and highly professional. Clearly outstanding work!
As you know, I am buying this property blindly and relying solely on the eyes of friends and family. Thanks to you I am much more at ease in my decision making. You have my support!
Cheers and keep up the great work!Wayne Thornhill
Thank you so very much for inspecting our soon to be home!!! I truly appreciate it!! And you may use my name on your testimonial, I thought you were very easy to understand, very thorough in checking everything needed and more, and I really appreciated your friendly and knowledgable demeanor, and that you used layman terms to help me understand some of the items you were talking about.I would recommend you with kind words to anyone looking for some piece of mind in their house decison.
Thanks again!!Michelle Currie
Thank you very much to your hard work and support to inspect the house.
Once again, thank you very much and happy new year.
Let me start by saying I have known Jeff for a number of years both in the capacity of a working relationship and a friendship. Jeff is a go getter and excels at everything he puts his mind to. He has a vast knowledge of homes and business structures having sold real estate for a number of years. His customer service skills are above and beyond and that’s just who he is. I would have definitely bought a house from Jeff if I wasn’t a real estate agent myself but now I would without a doubt get him to inspect that house. Congratulations Jeff on your new career choice, I know you will succeed.Haley Bettle - Royal LePage Atlantic
Thank you for the very thorough house inspection. We found it very helpful and interesting.Peggy
Je souhaitais prendre quelques minutes pour te remercier pour ton excellent service, tel que mentionné étant de Montréal je t’ai choisis parmi les quelques noms suggérés par mon agent d’immeuble parce que Penny m’a mentionné que tu avais été agent d’immeuble avant de faire des inspections. Le simple fait que tu es cette double expérience nous rassurait beaucoup ma femme et moi, car tu sais nous devions avoir une personne de confiance étant donné que nous ne sommes pas sur place.
Ton rapport, est simplement excellent, très détaillé avec plusieurs photos, et comme une image vaut milles mots il nous a été très facile de comprendre ton rapport. De plus le fait que tu es pris le temps nécessaire de bien nous l’expliquer lors de notre rencontre ne fait que renforcer notre sélection.
Jeff, ma femme Jocelyne et moi te remerçions encore une fois, et si jamais tu as besoin de références, n’hésites surtout pas à mettre nom sur ta liste !
We have known each other for about 7 years as we have worked on various Real Estate transactions in the past. As an inspector, I feel that you are greatly knowledgeable and you take the time to explain everything and answer questions, you are also not afraid to go the extra mile and those are all qualities that our clients and ourselves as Realtors appreciates. My clients were very satisfied with your services.Nicole Leblanc - Exit Realty Associates
Having moved from another province, we didn’t have a clue as to what home inspection companies were reliable or reputable so our realtor put us in touch with Cottage to Castle. It turns out we could not have hired a better company. The inspector (Doug) was someone with extensive construction experience, so we felt we were in capable hands.
Doug was not only extremely thorough, he went through the house with us room by room and explained in detail the operating functions of each feature. He also gave us advice as to how to keep everything in good working order in the future. He took clear photos and wrote detailed descriptions, all of which was explained to us first in person then sent to us as a PDF file for future reference.
Based on Doug’s inspection, we felt confident proceeding with the purchase. We would highly recommend Cottage to Castle to anyone looking to hire a top-notch, honest and thorough home inspector.R.B.
If anyone is looking to get their potential property purchase inspected by a top notch, reputable, reliable company look no further than Cottage to Castle Home Inspection Services.
Recently, I was fortunate to have Jeff LeBlanc perform a thorough inspection of a potential property purchase in Moncton. Jeff was extremely friendly, helpful, honest, detail oriented and generous with his time in order to provide clear explanations and advice, noting defects and deficiencies in the buildings structure, systems and components, all with supporting photos.
Understanding the condition of the perspective property was essential in making the decision and Jeff had the ability to make it feel as if our file was more than just a number; he is a true professional!
Thank you Cottage to Castle Home Inspection Services for the peace of mind you provided.
Best single item we did for home buy was contacting Cottage to Castle. Doug & team member so prompt, co-operative,thorough & professional. Their personable styles made us feel that we mattered & weren’t being rushed. Love their format, review with us, online forms, final Inspection documents & their invite to contact the Team any time we have an issue which they can help with or recommend reputable trades people. Our 6th home buy over many yrs. Happy to say this experience – best ever in home purchase process. Five Star recommendation!! Thanks so much Doug & Team!Diane & Brian
Yes the house inspection does seem like a long time ago. We are settling in and making this our home. We were so pleased with your service that we will definitely be recommending you to others and reach out to you if we have any questions.
Hope you have a wonderful summer!Frank and Louise
I just wanted to provide some recent feedback on a home inspection my husband and I had done with Cottage to Castle. We were extremely pleased with the service we received from Doug MacDonald. Doug took his time and thoroughly explained all the issues and potential issues that could arise from his discoveries and observations. We found the report that we received to be detailed and highlighted all the issues that we should keep an eye on and what items are in need of immediate attention for safety reasons. We will definitely not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone who is in need of home inspection and Doug far exceeded our expectations! We would highly recommend him to anyone for their home inspection.
Thank youErin & Doug Reeves
Great service. No problem recommending your services. Thank again.Wilfred Gaudet.
I’ve had numerous home inspections conducted over the years in both Canada and the USA, and this one was by far the best I have seen. It was very detailed and provided pictures and clear descriptions of any items that required attention or repair. I was very impressed with the walk-through with Jeff – he provided helpful advice and was able to answer all questions, even though our home has somewhat unusual construction. I would thoroughly recommend Cottage to Castle for any home inspection.Claire Moxon-Waltz
Jeff offers a very good service. Professional and bilingual, a full accounting orally and electronically, important information to know and all that with a beautiful personality. Strongly recommended! Thank you!!!!Martine Doucet
I just want to express my appreciation for the great work your employee, Doug, did during the home inspection of the above property.
Doug was very thorough in his review. I have been very pleased with his professionalism and respect with which he dealt with me. The final report was really well constructed and thoroughly explained to me and any defects and recommendations well explained.
I would not hesitate to recommend Doug to anyone.
Please let Doug know how pleased I was with his service.Linda Doucet
First time dealing with a home inspector and it was a very easy and pleasant experience. Received a VERY detailed inspection the same day with lots of pictures and terms that were easy to understand. I would definitely recommend him to others!André Boudreau
I just wanted to say that I am very impressed with your work and your thoroughness of explanation and putting clients at ease. Your report is also excellent! You have my support!
I know it’s not often we get a pat on the back, so here is my pat on the back and high five.
Keep up the great work!Josette LeBlanc - Exit Realty
Un grand merci Jeff pour avoir inspecté notre maison. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ton travail. Merci de nous avoir expliqué ton rapport en détail. Tu es accueillant et très professionnel. Nous n’hésiterions aucunement à te recommander à ceux et celles qui auraient besoin de tes services d’inspections. Nous avons vraiment aimé de faire affaire avec toi. Encore une fois… Merci!Sonia et Marc
We were referred to Jeff Leblanc Home Inspection Services from a resident in Dieppe. A little bit of a challenge for us us since we are moving from Toronto to the Moncton area and we don’t know anyone there. However, upon calling Jeff, the process was explained to us in detail in a friendly manner so we already felt right at home. We set up the inspection which was done within 48 hours. A full report was given to us along with explanations. They also ensured that a copy went to the Realestate agent as well as the builder for them to plan appropriately. They are extremely professional and efficient. I would recommend them without hesitation. Wether you live close or far, they are very helpful in making your “move” process a smooth one.Susan Karam
Thanks Jeff appreciated! Amazing Inspection! Like your style!
Thank you so very much for all your hard work and attention to detail in the home inspection. It is comforting to know that a capable and competent home inspector has gone through the building and noted all the potential problem areas that need to be addressed. In particular, I’d like to thank you very much for working through the holiday season and preparing such a detailed document.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. I will not hesitate to use your services again for future purchases and will gladly refer your company to friends and others looking to purchase real estate as well.
Happy New Year!
20 Unit Apartment Building InspectionWilson
Great experience, we will definitely recommend you.
Your thorough inspection definitely helped to reassure us and provided a fresh perspective. We also appreciate the contacts you gave us for duct cleaning & other services.Matt Carroll
A quality home inspector is a very key part of any real estate transaction. On the last inspection you did for me both the clients and the clients parents pulled me aside on separate occasions to comment on how impressed they were with your knowledge, home inspection skill sets and how thorough your inspections are. You made my clients feel that they were in very good hands and comfortable with the home inspection process.
Keep up the great work!Ryan Davison - Martell Realty
Thanks so much for the detailed house tour, as well as the quick delivery on the report. Once we have a chance to review it we will get back to you if we have any outstanding questions.Judy
I would like some of your cards. I miss you in real estate as I think had you ever become an official manager you would have done great things but I’m glad you’re at least still part of the process;). You encouraged me last year which I truly appreciated and I’ll certainly do whatever I can to help you along the way:)Amy Hiltz - Royal LePage Atlantic
First off, thank you so much for scheduling us in so close to Christmas. I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that was a great experience for my clients. I’m always hesitant when referring anyone for the first time, but I’m really impressed with your approach. This transaction has had a number of challenges and I was relieved that you took the time to explain everything to them and slow things down since English is not their first language. Your approach and background as a REALTOR will go a long way in your new venture. I have a stack of your cards and will absolutely be referring your services in the future.
It is a pleasure working with you, and see you in the New Year!
Cheers,Katie Friars Exit Realty Associates
I truly appreciated meeting you and having the house inspection done by you. You were very professional and you provided great info – both verbally and in your written report. I will gladly pass your name on to ANYONE that I know is looking to have a home inspection done. Thanks again for your services.
I was very pleased with Doug. He was very pleasant and thorough and patient. I showed up with my real estate agent, my mom, step dad, and friend so he had some pressure put on him and had lots of questions. He made sure to address everyone’s questions and even had a sense of humour about it 🙂 I appreciated the fact that he drove out and back in a snow storm as well and never mentioned at all that anything was an inconvenience.
Thank you so much for your promptness and professionalism. I appreciate all the hard work.Jennifer McLennon