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About Us

Jen Gould

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Jen Gould, licensed Mass home inspector #964 and Connecticut home inspector #992, has performed hundreds of home inspections in Massachusetts. She lives year-round in Falmouth.  She concentrates her inspections in the south-eastern portion Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Her experience in the construction industry over the last 20 years has afforded her a unique set of skills that she employs in all her inspections. Her “people skills” have been honed during her tenure as a Help Desk Specialist in the computer industry for over 10 years.  She is a journey electrician and a member of  ASHI, Inter-NATCHI and other professional trade associations.  


Jen especially enjoys working with first-time home buyers and persons moving to the Cape.  

She understands that time is of the essence once an offer has been accepted, and maintains a flexible work schedule to accommodate her clients' needs.






Your Inspection

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Jen generally inspects only one home a day, and welcomes discussing with the clients what she finds as she goes through the home. She is available by phone for any questions the prospective purchasers have about the home and the report.

Inspection reports are narrative with pictures. The reports are sent out via e mail, usually within 24 hours of the inspection and most likely the night of the inspection (depending on start time , and condition and size of the home). Reports are also available via USPS upon request.


For more on the home inspection process and what to expect, visit the FAQs section of this webpage. 

Call or Text 774-392-7765 to Book an Inspection

Client and Agent Testimonials; FAQs

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Prospective home buyers and their agents enjoy working with Jen.  See Site Content below for some recent samples of their reviews and FAQs about home inspections in Massachusetts.


Her dog Ben would say he loves her, but can't type!

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Testimonials for Jen Gould

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Jerome N. via Google: "Most certainly thorough and detailed. Shadowed inspector throughout the inspection and was informed on everything good and bad. I highly recommend Jen as she is detailed orientated and highly efficient. You will not be disappointed with the level of professionalism and service you get. I cannot sing enough praises about the job done. Also offers a military discount for active and veterans. Well done Jen, you offer an amazing service. Keep up the great work." 


Michelle R. via Google: "Excellent! Jenn spent hours in my home and was very thorough, walking me through everything. I'd highly recommend!" 


Lecia B. via Google: "As first time home buyers, the whole process is daunting! Jennifer took her time with the house, but more importantly with us. Answering our questions and helping us understand problems with the property. The inspection report came promptly. So happy to have her as our home inspector, even our realtor was impressed! 


 Rob H. via Google: "Jen is a true professional.  She was knowledgeable, thorough and she made this step in our home purchase painless.  Would highly recommend  without hesitation." 


Mike S via Yelp: "I found Jen's website after failed attempts at scheduling my realtor's recommended inspectors. What a fortunate happenstance it turned out to be!  Jen was congenial, responsive, and professional from the get go. She has a good sense of humor as well. Since I live out of town, my brother (electrical engineer and electrician) accompanied Jen during the inspection on a painfully cold January morning. He was impressed!  Jen was very thorough, even inspecting a 20" crawl space in the frigid cold. She provided a very thorough, photo-filled inspection report within 24 hours. Then, she fielded several phone calls walking us through various items and educating us on the history of like properties and the town sewer project. She also put us in touch with a variety of local professionals to help us with upcoming refurbishment decisions.  She's top notch! Give her a call!"


Nicole J. via Facebook: "Jenn is extremely thorough. She checks EVERYTHING so you know exactly what you’re getting into with a new home. We highly recommend her. She didn’t cut a single corner. She not only found issues and recorded them but she explained everything to us as we went along so we understood what fixing each issue would entail. Quality is an appropriate name for her company" 


By JohannaAcevedo33 - Jennifer was so helpful! She inspected the entire house, and even explained the process, which is great for a first-time home buyer. I would recommend to others!  


By MichaelKeough12 - Jen was thorough, knowledgeable, timely, and funny. . .       


 By Tim Duarte - Had my home inspection today with Jen and I cannot express enough how great the experience was! The weather was terrible cold with wet snow coming down. We pulled up to the house and she was already there braving the weather like it was no big deal inspecting every inch of the outside of the house. She then met with us and walked us through what the inspection process was like as we are first time home buyers. Jen was great from start to finish. She took time to go through the entire house and then go back over it with us to discuss anything she found and answered all questions with great knowledge and professionalism. I was blown away by this whole experience! . . . 


By Diane S. - Jennifer was great she was extremely thorough and meticulous. She did a great job explaining everything. I felt very confident with her knowledge and her abilities. Would highly recommend.


By Asa Conway - Jennifer did an excellent job of explaining things to my buyers without causing alarm or fear. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in a lifetime so it is so important that an inspector makes note of uncovered defects, advise them to investigate further if necessary while keeping in mind the age of the home and what is considered typical findings in a house of that era. They are wonderful to work with and always professional!  


By Kara Morris - Jennifer conducted a superior inspection. She was professional at all times and described the process every step of the way. As a Realtor, I work with several home inspectors. It's a stressful process for buyers. As a home buyer, I am very critical who I wanted to work with. I've worked with Jennifer for my buyers and her home knowledge and ability to convey the process to my clients was impressive. She's the best in the business. Don't hesitate for a moment. Thanks!  


By Marguerite Lee - As a Realtor, I meet a lot of inspectors. Jennifer Gould is professional, efficient and answered all of the question my buyers had asked. I would recommend both Jennifer and Whiting Environmental Building Inspections to both my buyer and seller clients!  


By StevenKenny - Jen was EXCELLENT! I will absolutely use her again. She was very knowledgeable and informative to my clients.  


Our inspector (Jen G.) was extremely thorough and professional! Amazing job! Would highly recommend! Viktorya Stareseza (Buyer)

FAQs

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  1. Do I need to be present at the inspection?  While not necessary, it is recommended that the buyer be present for the inspection. This allows the buyer to observe the inspector, ask questions directly, and obtain a better understanding of the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. The written report may be easier to understand if the buyer was present during the inspection.
  2. What is the Timing of the Home Inspection? A home inspector is typically hired by a potential homebuyer right after the offer to purchase contract is signed, prior to executing the final purchase and sales agreement. However, before the potential buyer signs the offer to purchase contract, he/she should be sure that there is an inspection clause in the contract making the purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated. A current homeowner may also want to get a home inspection to identify any problems, especially if the owner plans to sell the home in the near future.
  3. What Is a Home Inspection About? A standard home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and major interior systems of a residential building consisting of one to four dwelling units. It should be understood that there are certain risks inherent in the purchase of property and a home inspection is inherently limited in its scope and depth. The information gained from home inspection conforming to 266 CMR 6.00 may reduce some of those risks, but the home inspection is not intended to provide the client with protection from all of the risks involved. An inspection can be likened to a physical exam by a physician (one client called Jen "a proctologist for houses!"); however, it should be clearly understood that a home inspection is not to be confused with an appraisal, a building code inspection, a guarantee of any kind, and/or an insurance policy on the condition of the property. During an inspection, the inspector will review the readily accessible exposed portions of the structure of the home, including the roof, the attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement, and foundation as well as the heating/air conditioning systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems for potential problems. Home inspections are not intended to point out every small problem or any invisible or latent defect in a home. Most minor or cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent to the buyer without the aid of a professional.
  4. Who is qualified to do home inspections in Massachusetts? As of May 2001, home inspectors are required to be licensed in the  Massachusetts. Jen Gould is Massachusetts Home Inspection license #964.  A home inspector's license should be verified prior to hiring. Consumers should not be confused by home inspector "certifications" offered by, or sold by home inspection trade societies or companies, obtained via home study courses, or provided by home inspection companies that certify their own home inspectors. Since the home inspection business is unregulated in most states, certifications are available to anyone. A home inspector's license can be verified with the Board of Registration of Home Inspectors at its website or by calling the Board at (617) 727- 4459. The Board of Registration of Home Inspectors  is responsible for insuring that licensed home inspectors have proper training and experience through an education program and meet minimum inspection requirements in each inspection performed. Applicants are required to pass a board approved examination prior to licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements for license renewal. 
  5. What is the Standard for Massachusetts Home Inspections? All home inspections in Massachusetts must conform to Standards of Practice published by the Board. In addition, the Board has published Definitions and a Code of Ethics to be used in conjunction with the Standards of Practice. 
  6. What Other Inspections and Tests Should I Consider?  It is strongly recommended that potential buyers consider having the following inspections and/or tests performed prior to signing the final purchase agreement: • Lead paint • Water quality (is it drinkable?) • Wood destroying insects, including termites. • Air quality, including radon gases. • Fungi, mold and allergens. While some home inspectors are qualified to offer these services, these inspections and tests are not part of the basic home inspection and should be contracted through qualified licensed professionals (of your choice and hire) in those fields. 

Contact Us

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Cape Quality Home Inspections, LLC

Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540, United States

774-392-7765

Hours

Inspections by appointment.  Call, text or email Jen.