Douglas Barkee, Certified Inspector

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For Agents


We only report "conditions", we don't create "problems".

Professionalism, from Start to Finish

You are a professional in your business, we are a professional in ours.  You can count on us to uphold your image.  We understand the sensitive nature of real estate transactions, and you can trust your clients with us.  We only report the conditions, we don't create "problems".  We don't provide opinions as to the desirability or value of the property, instead focusing on the condition that the property is in.  We understand that what may be a nightmare to one buyer is another's "Golden Opportunity".  Read a few testimonials from satisfied customers on our Client Comments Page.

We have years of customer service and sales management experience, and will use these skills with our mutual clients.  We want your process to be as smooth as possible, while providing the client with the information they need to make an informed purchasing decision.  Our role in the real estate transaction is to provide facts to our client, thus validating their purchasing decision.  Our inspection and discussions are thorough, factual, and professional.  You have a lot of details to handle during a real estate transaction ... trust us to handle the inspection details.


Team with us to get the job done right.  Schedule us and forget it - We'll take care of the rest.


Education AND experience that sets us apart, with degrees in Engineering and Business Marketing, and a licensed contractor.


Full-time home inspector since 2001, completing thousands of home inspections.


The Siding/Exterior Specialists.  Over 25-Years exterior inspection experience, including siding materials and their installation.  The recognized expert when it comes to siding.


Flexibility for your critical time frames - we will work with you.


Always available to answer any home inspection or construction related questions.


You can be confident in your referral choice with us.  As a referring Real Estate Agent, Broker, or other professional involved in the real estate transaction, our Errors and Omissions insurer extends indemnity insurance to the referring party for wrongful referral damages. 


We stay current on the industry, regularly attending continuing education classes and training.  We are a Master-Certified Member of the American Institute of Inspectors (AII), a member and elected officer of Northwest Oregon Certified Home Inspectors (NWOCHI), and a member of Southwest Washington Association of Home Inspectors (SWWAHI).


A Few Agent Comments About Our Services

"Doug - Thank you for a job well-done!  David & Diane were extremely pleased with your thoroughness and professionalism.  David commented over and over how impressed he was with your report.  Thanks again!  I look forward to our next inspection together."

                Scott E., Salmon Creek

"You always do a great job!"  The client is also a successful real estate agent and selected Barkee Inspection Services to inspect her personal home that she was purchasing.

                Shea S., N. Portland

"Thank you for coming out so quickly.  Your services were greatly appreciated.  I will recommend you to future clients.   Thanks again."

                        Lisa C., W. Vancouver

"I love the sellers prep. sheet.  VERY GOOD!!"  Referring to the informational flyer that we send out before the inspection to help the sellers prepare the home for our evaluation.

                Rochelle G., Vancouver

"Thank you for your flexibility on the re-inspection timing.  We appreciate it!"

                Mary E., NE Vancouver

"Very thorough and complete inspection.  My client was very pleased."

                Brad R., Vancouver

"You did a very thorough job.  You were on time which I greatly appreciated, and took the time to answer the clients questions."

                Cindy L., Battle Ground

"Doug, Great job!  It was nice to meet you.  I look forward to working with you again!"

                Susan E., Gresham

"You are doing a great job!  Thank you."

                Mary E., Salmon Creek

"Would use again!"

                Nycole P., Camas

"Doug, you produce a very professional report ..."

                        Lee G., Vancouver

"Thank You. Great Job."

                        Debbie H., La Center


View a few Inspection Photos

View Sample Reports

Go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Page


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while scheduling and receive

$20 off the regular fee on a Full Home Inspection.

View our latest Real Estate Agent Flyers (creative marketing!)

(Click to view in PDF file format - If you need the latest FREE Acrobat Reader software, please follow the Adobe link on our Links/Resources Page)

Agent Flyer #1

Agent Flyer #2

Agent Flyer #3    We only report conditions; we don't create problems. Agent Flyer.


Work with a Home Inspector you Trust

We treat each inspection as a relationship, not just another house number.

Effective 7/1/09 Washington State now licenses Home Inspectors.  We are fully Licensed and Certified by the States of Washington and Oregon and complete semi-annual Continuing Education Classes as required (usually monthly).

Fully Insured for your protection, including Errors and Omissions (E&O).

Professional, from top to bottom - We look good, so you look good.

Prompt, reliable service - One of the Friendly Faces in the real estate industry.

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