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Cassandra - Auckland
Fantastic, detailed report. Very good communication and would definitely recommend to any friends or family in future.
Alison - Waitakere
I used them for two home inspections and perfectly satisfied both times. Duane is knowledgeable, professional and exactly the sort of person you want to have in your corner doing the inspection when making such a major purchase.
Edwyn and Julie - Auckland
Duane Turner has done 2 building reports at our request and both have been extremely comprehensive and detailed. One of the houses that we looked at appeared to be a tidy dwelling and we had gone so far as to pay the deposit. Duane spotted serious issues with plumbing and water damage (independently estimated at a cost of $25,000.00) We believe Duane's experience, knowledge, and commitment to thoroughness was key to identifying this issue which was hidden beneath floor coverings and underfloor… insulation. He saved us from a very costly mistake.
Jan - Titirangi
Contacted Buyers Choice to arrange building inspection and spoke with Sarah who was very friendly and took charge of all details and arranged for Duane to do the required report. Two days after my call Duane was up at the property doing the inspection. At completion of the inspection Duane phoned me to inform me the inspection had been completed and all in all it was a good report. Duane promised the report first thing on Tuesday morning and true to his word the report duly arrived. Duane completed a very thorough inspection and this was done with total professionalism and efficiency. The report was very comprehensive and extremely east to read and the presentation of the report was first class. Both Duane and Sarah were so friendly, helpful and totally obliging and could not have done enough for me. I was very very impressed with both of them and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who requires a building inspection to be completed with total professionalism and efficiency. Thank you Duane and Sarah.
Euclid - Glen Innes
Duane Turner performed a building inspection for me in Glen Innes. He called to advise that he was to perform the inspection on the day I requested and was punctual (early) and very thorough. Duane demonstrated that he had listened to me about my concerns and reinforced the other reviews that I had read on the 'No Cowboys' website about A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections by providing me with factual and comprehensive information, immediate answers to questions that I had and prompt delivery of a written report (next day). I found him to be ethical in his dealings, understanding of my perspective, clear with his communication and realistic in his inspection. Because of this and the excellent service that I have received, I can not only see immediate VALUE in choosing A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections, but I am very satisfied with the result of Duane's work. I am glad that I could find similar, positive reviews on 'No Cowboys' beforehand and also highly recommend this business for a home inspection.
Kat & John Evans - Laingholm
Thank you to Duane Turner for his help and humour. His calm common sense, methodical and professional manner helped to soothe two nerve ragged panicked old folks. Duane was friendly and personable. He went out of his way to give us accurate information to all the questions we asked of him; making a situation we were finding stressful much easier to deal with. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that needs a building inspection done. He is reliable, thorough, professional, and arrives at the time arranged. We could not have asked for better. We recommend to anyone that needs a building inspection done, that they contact Duane Turner. You can be confident that you will get the best service. He is definitely great value for money.
Fay Mokomoko - Mt. Albert
We were in the process of looking for a new home and when we found one, we needed to get a builders report. We happened to be at an open home when we met Sarah who duly gave us her card with a phone number. When we found our home, we duly got in touch with Sarah and asked if we could arrange a report being carried out for us. This was promptly arranged and the report covered everything from the roof, all outside the home as well as the interior including just about every appliance, window catches everything involved with the home. It was an 84 page report and it really made us feel secure in our purchase and would have no hesitation in recommending this firm to anybody that is in need of getting a builders report carried out with such diligence. Thank you very much Sarah and Duane.
Mikela - Pakuranga
We were very impressed with Duanes service. We needed an urgent building inspection done on a home we were considering bidding on at auction, so needed to have the confidence to make an unconditional offer. As soon as I had spoken to Duane on the phone, he got in touch with the real estate agent to set up a time the next day to do the inspection. He sent through all the documentation we needed in a really timely manner, and even called me directly after the inspection to talk me through a few minor issues. We were the successful bidders at the auction (for our first home), and having the builders report done was a key component in having the confidence that the house was a good purchase. I would recommend Duane to anyone looking for a professionally delivered and well-handled builders report in the Auckland area.
Rebecca - Glen Eden
Duane was able to inspect a property I had made an offer on within 24hours of my request. He was through, professional and personable. Duane explained what all of the jargon meant in real terms, talking me through the materials used and the maintenance that would be required, which gave me a degree of comfort and clarity. I was able to make an informed decision based on his report, and although I decided not to go through with the sale my broker remarked that I should be very glad to have paid for the building report as it has saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars. I agree. I will definitely be calling on Duane's services again without hesitation as I continue to look for a home. Highly recommend.
Gerard - Mangere East & Henderson
I found Duane to be very helpful and professional, he was easy to get hold of and completed the inspection on the next business day. Duane also provided some advise over and above the building inspection regarding some renovations I am thinking about. The provided report was very detailed and had a lot of pictures to ensure you could tell what area in the house precisely he was referring to. I would not hesitate to use him again and to recommend him to others.
Kim - Avondale
Duane came out to perform a building inspection on short notice and worked around everyone's schedule. And because of there was only 5 days before the property was to go unconditional, Duane took time out on a Sunday night to be able to get the report out to us in such a timely manner. He also followed up with a phone call detailing the most important points so that we could use that information to ensure that we were protected in the purchase of the property. We very much appreciate his professionalism and efficiency and would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Katie - Henderson
I called Duane to get a building inspection done and was expecting to have to wait for a few days at least, He made an appointment for the next day, arrived on time with the Real Estate agent and was already starting the inspection which was great. I found Duane to be very thorough and always informing me as he went, very professional, easy to approach and discussed any concerns I had. I will be recommending Duane and A Buyers Choice to any family/friends that are looking for a property inspector. Thank you Duane and Sarah for making this experience pleasant and putting my mind at rest.
Luke and Renée - Glen Eden
Thank you very much for your report - we were both really impressed with the quality of your report, along with my parents as well. When my dad called you to go over a few things you had mentioned in your report, he said you were very accommodating and helpful. We contacted you on a Saturday evening and it was no hassle at all for you to do the building inspection the following day (Sunday) and you had an extensive building report emailed to us by early Monday morning. We appreciated you contacting the realtor directly to arrange a time to inspect the house. Your service was wonderful and we will recommend you in the future to any family or friends who begin house hunting!
Kingsley - Waitakere
Really happy with Duane - great communication, arrived on site on time. Gave good explanations of exactly what he was doing at all stages of the inspection. His Report was delivered very promptly, and was fully detailed and easy to follow. We would not hesitate to use Duane again and are pleased to recommend his services to any prospective buyer - or seller.
Jenny - North Shore
Looking to purchase a property, I utilised "A Buyers Choice Home Inspections' - Duane was my 'inspector'. A thoroughly professional, informative, excellent process, service and follow up, could not recommend more highly. Duane provided on the job comments - followed up by an extremely comprehensive report. Considering a house is likely to be your biggest purchase, this report was value for money and left no room for 'surprises' post purchase.
Ben - Ranui
Our first home buy and Duane was exactly what I needed. He provided us a comprehensive report of the property which put our mind at ease about purchasing the property. He identified one area on major concern which we were able to get fixed before we moved in at the vendors expense saving us a lot of money. Duane offered to do a follow up check on the areas identified that needed remedied and followed through with it. He was very friendly, approachable and worked around us on for appointments at the property.
Royce Pritchard - Auckland
Duane was prompt and was extremely professional in his work. The vendor who was also a qualified builder was present. I felt it may have added pressure to Duane but it didn't. Duane found faults in the wiring of the rooms and did not hesitate to notify and note it in his report. He provided comfort for my family and I would recommend to anyone especially my friends and family to contact Duane before any purchase. Kindest regards The Pritchards.
Gordon - Titirangi
Duane is a thorough and careful professional who does his research when facing unusual situations and takes his responsibility to make an honest assessment very seriously. He came twice to our home to look at a potential problem before satisfying itself that the issue was not major and could be easily dealt with. His service is the first home inspection that I have paid for that I felt I got a genuine evaluation of the property. He is also a very nice person and easy to work with.
Janiene - Green Bay
Fantastic service. Buyers choice home inspections inspected a house that we were wanting to buy. The inspection was very thorough and detailed with photographs and an extensive written report. More than what we had expected. After reading all of the valuable information provided by ABCHI we were able proceed to auction fully informed on the house we wanted to buy. Lovely to deal with I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone wishing to get a very comprehensive inspection before purchasing a house.
Gary - Snells Beach
I received a very detailed, thorough and professional home inspection report, which has provided me with the information I need to make an informed decision on whether I am going to purchase this property. The report was produced quickly and well laid out with excellent photos, which visually illustrated any problems on the property. I found Duane very helpful and clear in his communication, advice and description of any problems and positives of the property.
Ashley - Orakei
Excellent Service - Inspection booked and carried out in a timely manner; the report was to a professional standard and provided clear information; follow up discussions were helpful; contact with the occupants of the property was professional and courteous; this service will be highly recommended to our clients and contacts.
Rose & John Matthewson - West Auckland
Duane from A Buyers Choice Home Inspections was fantastic. We have no hesitation in recommending Buyers Choice and Duane in particular for a thorough and timely property pre purchase inspection. Duane went the extra mile and was able to discuss his findings in a clear manner. His approach and the information he provided us with was invaluable in helping us make the right decision. Thanks Duane.
Duane did the inspection at short notice with only 24 hours notice. He was very punctual - he was already waiting when we arrived! He was very thorough, professional with a lovely manner. He gave us sound advice and his report was detailed. Definitely recommended.
Anonymous - Auckland
Reliable and turned up when agreed and provided a detailed comprehensive report.
Anne-Marie Gilmore - Swanson, West Auckland
I found Duane's communication to be excellent and he completed his inspection in a timely and thoroughly manner. I would definitely use his services again. Regards
Debra Sauvarin - Auckland
came out promptly to inspect property, explained process fully and went through results. highly recommend
Anonymous - Auckland
Duane has saved me a bundle already. He is thorough, reliable and clear with his reporting back. I will definitely use A Buyer's Choice again as I value the quality and timeliness of inspections, but also Duane's integrity.
Chantal - Auckland
Duane was very accommodating and we felt we could trust his feedback on our first home choice. Plus in this market of auctions, it was great to get a discount on the repeat business.
Gary - Auckland
Easy to deal with and prompt and efficient.I received a very detailed report and far more in depth than i expected. Issues were found in the report which were fixed by the vendor and saving me a lot of time and money.I do buy and sell a lot of property and will not hesitate to use Duane's services again
Grant - Auckland
Would definitely recommend these services. Very thorough.
Gibbons - Auckland
Communication was good and very timely and this service was provided to us as soon as we needed it. We found the Report to be thorough and good value - we would recommend the service to others, thank you
Ian Melton - Henderson, Auckland
Great professional service, highly commended. Would happily commend to others.
David - Glen Eden
We found Duane to be very thorough and professional with his work. His inspection made all the difference in us feeling confident to take the step of buying our home.
Tina - Auckland
Fantastic and very professional service. Duane Turner was very knowledgeable and the report was easy to understand. Finally bought a fantastic home, and avoided a few lemons thanks to him!
Zoltan - Auckland
Thank you so much Duane, you’ve done an excellent and very thorough job. Although building inspection is not my area of expertise but as I'm carrying out (physical) security surveys and risk assessments for our customers I can see your report is very professional. Prompt service and excellent communication.
Grant - Piha
I could not recommend Buyers Choice more highly. Incredibly efficient. Keeps their promise of a very fast and comprehensive job. The building report was impressive and beautifully and clearly laid out. I would not hesitate to use them again and recommend them Thanks.
Trudi - Parau
Duane was very efficient. He co-ordinated the time of the assessment and made sure we were aware of this so that we could be present. We were very happy with the quality of the service and the subsequent documentation we recieved.
Kathryn - Glen Eden
Duane came around promptly and gave a thorough building inspection of our property - he addressed concerns we had noticed about the house and helped us understand what needed fixing as a priority and what was not the bad. Very good report, affordable and reliable.
Janine - West Auckland
Prompt, friendly and thorough service. Got back to me in the timeframe he had said.
Muj - Beach Haven
Managed to get a pre purchase inspection done quickly and thoroughly. Fast efficient and friendly service.
NSewHoy - Pakuranga Heights
Great, honest, and exactly what I asked for.
Ray - New Lynn
Both Duane and Sarah are quite approachable, with prompt communications and customer centric services. Received a fully colour 43 page report with photos and illustrations outlining every aspect of the property inspected which is quite detailed without being too technical. Will not hesitate to use their services again.
David - Waitakere
Very professional and thorough inspection. We were able to rectify any defects noted which takes away any doubts
Helen - Massey
Great report; recommend using again.
Keith - Waiatarua
Buyers Choice Home Inspections comes highly recommended by me. As a mortgage adviser I see a lot of property inspection reports, many not worth the paper they are written on. Buyers Choice by comparison were great to deal with. Reliable, prompt and professional and provided a very thorough 59 page complete summary on the property I was looking at.
Kelly - Huia
Duane was friendly, thorough, and willing to discuss any concerns I had with the building. What impressed me the most was Duanes communication and help after the inspection. His advice and email contribution is what secured the loan pre-approval for us.
Lisa - Meadowbank
I would recommend using Duane Turner at A Buyers Choice Home Inspection. He booked the home inspection directly with the real estate agent, and delivered a detailed builders report within less than 24 hours of the inspection.
Amy - New Lynn
Duane was fantastic - he was very accommodating with the times he could inspect the property and did a very thorough inspection that we felt very confident in. I would recommend him to anyone
Christian - Parau
We used Duane from Buyers Choice Home Inspections. Very professional and reliable. Leaky pipes and leaky bathroom. Thank you for finding our problem. Good inspection. Highly recommended.
Claire - Laingholm
Duane was awesome and down to earth. The comprehensive report included photos and rated whether issues were of a high priority. Really easy to understand and Duane was happy to talk through the report in lamens terms. I have already recommended him to a friend
Trudi - Laingholm
Happy with the service and report. Which was done for us at very short notice
Martin - Titirangi
Many thanks for a very thorough and well documented report. Surveyors in the UK could learn a lot from the NZ approach!
Renee - Titirangi
I would highly recommend this company. We dealt with Duane and Sarah Turner, both very professional and reliable. Quality work carried out promptly, and a very comprehensive inspection report completed. Will definitely use A Buyers Choice again.
Becky - Massey
Prompt phone answering in what must be a busy time of year, and able to do a rush job for me for a multioffer situation, and another job the following week. Really happy with the reports. I'll certainly be using Duane again should I need further inspections.
Alan - Glen Eden
I recently had Duane to do my pre-purchase house inspection, I just want to say thank to Duane as he is really nice and helpful hard working guy. He provided excellent and professional service which I would definitely recommend him to my friends in the future. Thanks Regards Alan
Rachel - Titirangi
Duane's service is second to none! He was extremely prompt in responding to my email, arranging for the inspection to be carried out and turned the report around within 24hrs. A truly first class service at a reasonable rate. Many thanks.
Rowan Dickson - Glen Eden
Thank you Duane for completing an excellent, comprehensive report. It was very helpful for us, and I would happily recommend him to anyone else in the West Auckland area.
Marie - New Lynn
Thanks Duane for finding that hidden leak behind the shower wall in the pre purchase inspection. Your report has enabled me to go back to the vendor for repair prior to settlement. Fantastic service which saved me money and given me piece of mind! Wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to others or using your services again.
Suzy - Helensville
We hired Duane for our pre purchase building inspection. His report was really thorough and detailed with lots of photos... He was very professional. Duane was more than happy to answer any questions we had after we received the report... Very nice bloke to deal with 🙂 I would definitely recommend Duane for your house inspection.
Jeremy - Snells Beach, Auckland
Absolutely incredible service. Above and beyond expectations and provided us with a really detailed report, which was incredibly helpful. Will absolutely use in the future.