Buying a Home is an Emotional Experience

It's far too easy to become attached to a home. We're here to provide you with an independent, professional opinion so you can make the right choice.

A home inspection is an objective visual inspection of the physical structure and systems of the home. The inspection will arm you with detailed, unbiased information.

We'll uncover building defects, necessary repairs, safety hazards, and preventative maintenance issues that could cost you a lot of money down the road. We'll also help you understand which problems are major, and which problems can be corrected inexpensively.

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Hire a Home Inspector Who Has Your Best Interests in Mind

You probably won't get to meet your home inspector before hiring them, so it's important to find someone who is dependable, trustworthy, and properly certified. Make sure you're hiring a home inspector who has your best interests in mind.

We have over 20 years of experience in construction and home repair and have the knowledge to ensure that you're armed with the best information possible.

We also encourage our clients to be present for the inspection, where we'll educate and familiarize you with your new home.

Reveal the Unknown with a Sewer Scope Inspection

The sewer line from your home to the sewer system or septic tank is impossible to inspect with a standard home inspection. Issues with this sewer line can be incredibly expensive to repair, so it is crucial to make sure the sewer lateral is in good condition before purchasing a property.

A sewer scope inspection, the newest offering from Edward Inspections, uses modern technology to give you an inside look at the sewer lateral on your property. We can offer a first-hand look at any potential obstructions, holes, cracks, separated pipes, or issues caused by roots.

Is Your Sewer Line Blocked? We Can Clean It!

Blockages in the sewer line can be a major headache, and we see this often when performing sewer line inspections. If we discover a blockage — whether it is caused by grease deposits, non-biodegradeable debris, scale buildup, or even roots penetrating the pipe — we have the equipment and expertise to clean it out. We offer sewer line cleanouts for both residential and commercial properties.


We have the experience and knowledge necessary to give you a clear look at the current condition of your home. We combine a formal education with real-world experience in the field to bring a trained perspective to every one of our home inspections.


The value of a home inspection comes from the potential cost of the issues it uncovers. We offer thorough inspections at competitive rates to ensure you get the most value, ultimately saving money and gaining confidence in your purchase.


We understand that you're busy. We'll work with you to schedule your home inspection at a time that works well for you. Although we strongly encourage you to tag along, your presence at the inspection is not required.


Even the most experienced and capable home inspectors are capable of making mistakes. We carry Errors & Omissions insurance, as well as General Liability insurance, so you can rest easy.


We've been certified by ICA (Inspection Certification Associates) — the most comprehensive Real Estate Inspection Certification Program available. ICA certifications we carry include residential home inspections, commercial building inspections, and pool inspections.

Edward Inspections is certfied by ICA (Inspection Certification Associates).

A Home Inspection Is about More than Saving Money

You could save thousands of dollars by knowing exactly what you're buying. We'll uncover potential issues with the home — before they become your problem. Many problems can be hidden or require a trained eye to notice. These include rotting floors, structural failures, moisture penetration, mold growth, electrical and fire hazards, and so on. Any one of these problems can turn a home into a money pit, or even put your family in danger. That's where we come in. A professional home inspection from Edward Inspections will help put your mind at ease and make the buying process easier.

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A home inspection protects your investment.


My husband and I been extremely impressed by Marvin's service over the year. He has been inspecting numerous homes for us including both rental properties and our own home. He is always on time and starts inspecting right away. He is also thorough and efficient. You will receive your final report within hours, which is very detailed with lots of pictures. After the inspection he always makes time to explain everything in simple terms along with estimates for repairs, which gives us great confidence about making good decisions. We feel very confident in recommending him for any of our family and friends future homes. He is truly a master of what he is doing.
Susan K.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Marvin is not only an excellent home inspector, but he is also just a really great person. He cares about his customers and the work that he does. He is also a very kind person who takes his time to explain everything to you in detail to help guide you in the right direction. I had a home inspection done for a property recently and he sent me the report within hours of doing the inspection and also called me to discuss his findings, which I really liked. In addition, he took many photos and sent me a video of the property. I appreciate you Marvin, keep up the good work!
Michelle L.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Marvin did a fantastic job providing a thorough inspection of our house along with a video of the entire process which was especially helpful since I could not be present. We will use him again.
Paul W.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
This company is very experienced and know what they are talking about. They found numerous of things my landlord and i over looked. They showed up on time and earned my trust right away. I recommend this company over any inspection company in the area. They also do carpet cleaning. This was icing on the cake.
Carson K.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Mr. Dear promptly responded to my inquiry and explained his services, availability and pricing. He was personable, arrived early and conducted a thorough inspection.

His report was delivered within 24 hours, it was easy to read, informative and accurately depicted the condition of the house. Based on his report I was able to make an informed decision and moved forward with purchasing the property.

I thank Mr. Dear for his outstanding service and I strongly recommend using him.
HR Addison
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
The experience with Marvin was great. He showed up when he said he would. Marvin provided information regarding the home and repairs needed. We got the inspection report with photos and costs for repairs the same day. I definitely recommend this company for your home inspection.
Look at Lacy Real Estate
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I looked into buying two homes in Memphis. This is my first time buying a real estate investment property in Memphis. EHIC did an amazing job with the inspection. Their inspection reports were very thorough and comprehensive. Marvin spoke with me over the phone afterwards to walk me through the repair requests to send over to the seller. Whenever I buy another home in Memphis, I will definitely be going through EHIC. Highly recommended. They do business the right way: one customer at a time.
John N.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Marvin was very knowledgeable, Respectful and helpful. Will recommend Edwards Home Inspection to our family and friends. Marvin you did a great job feel very comfortable going into our new home. Thanks a lot Gwynn Family
Richelle G.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Marvin was not only on time but early, very professional and kind gentleman who made sure to go over everything with us as well as offer suggestions. He not only made sure we felt confident with the inspection process, but also made the process very enjoyable. I'd highly recommend him.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
I hired Edwards Home Inspections Company to do an inspection on a potential rental investment property. They were absolutely amazing. The inspector Marvin Dear was very professional and kept me posted on the inspection results right after the inspection. Company was fast in getting the inspection done. Marvin even took a video of the property for me since I live out of state and was not able to get to see the property for myself. The inspection report was very detailed and provided many pictures. Price was very affordable. Very happy. Will definitely use this company again for my next home.
Higher Real Estate Investments
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Absolutely would recommend Marvin to anyone! Very knowledgeable and helpful! Very kind and professional.
Marisa C.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
We had Marvin inspect 2 houses that we were looking at and he did an amazing job took his time and addressed any issues that I was concerned about. Marvin has a great attention to detail and he is very helpful with any and all questions that I had. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know that needs a good thorough home inspection done
Micheal S.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Mr. Marvin was excellent to work with for our home inspection. The report was detail orientated and very clear on his findings. He called after the inspection to give his initial findings. I appreciated his quality of service and would highly recommend him.
Alex M.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Marvin Dear was did a phenomenal job inspecting my potential home. I received a 30 page report including pictures and a full summary report. He even called to follow up to make sure I understood everything in the report and sent me certified contacts of electricians and carpenters that I could trust to call on. He went over and above my expectations. Marvin is someone I would definitely recommend to all my friends looking to buy a home. Thanks Marvin!
Victoria S.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
If I could give Marvin more than 5 Stars, I would. Marvin worked diligently on inspecting our future home and took the time to make sure that we understood exactly what he was documenting and why. If an issue was discovered, he not only displayed an exceptional knowledge of building and local codes, but was also able to provide practical repair options and legitimate repair costs. Marvin has a wealth of knowledge not just of home inspection, but also of real estate, home repair, and project management. Throughout the course of the inspection, and days following, Marvin was able to provide sound insights on all of our questions from contract negotiation to our remodeling ideas and everything in between. I can not say enough about this experience. Use Marvin and you will not be disappointed.
Ethan Porter
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Best experience I ever had and I thank Mr. Marvin for going over things. I also wanna thank him for answering my questions and taking his time. I recommend him any day of the week.
Michael K.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
It was an awesome experience for me. This is my first home I'm in the process of buying and Marvin Dear made what he do look so easy. He explained everything to me in a way I can understand. He took me step by step, He was very professional and well manner. And I really appreciate everything he done. Thanks Marvin Dear.
Kadara R.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
First off, you should know I'm picky. I like to ask a lot of questions and I dont accept 'I dont know' as an answer. When I hired Marvin Dear, I was taking a leap of faith, both as a first time home buyer and as a transplant to Memphis. To say I was not disappointed is an understatement.

First off, Marvin is knowledgable. Having spent years in reparation of homes under what I can assume was extremely knowledgable tutalidge, he knew exactly what he was looking at and for every step of the way. He was happy to explain the ins and outs of everything he looked for and how our own house applied every step of the way.

Secondly, he was thorough. There was no point of the property he didnt climb through or up to to make sure our first home was sound and safe many years to come. He gave us pointers about upkeep and ran us through what the original builders did and why they did things the way they did.

Lastly, Marvin was as personable as they come. He was friendly and professional and fun to be around. I didnt know a inspection could be such a wonderful experience, but sometimes people surprise me in the best ways.

Parting ways, I felt as if Marvin was a family friend. He was interested in making sure we would be safe and happy in our new home and I would be glad to utilize his expertise in the future.

Dont know of Edwards Home Inspections? That's okay! Let his reviews do the talking because I can assure you, you won't be disappointed! This is the kind of care you can come to expect from someone who has a personal stake in the wellbeing of your home.
Casey D.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Amazing company! The inspector showed up on time, was very professional, very thorough, very knowledgeable and answered every question I had. The report was very detailed and well put together, that included clear digital images and an easy to follow outline of the work that was done.

As a single woman purchasing a home, and maybe not knowing all the ins and outs of what to expect, I felt as though I was in the hands of a family member, who was personally making sure I was equipped to make the best possible decision going forth. This experience was awesome and the service, phenomenal! This company truly went above and beyond for me and provided the peace of mind needed to proceed in my closing with confidence. This is my first home, and Edwards Inspection will certainly get the job for my next one!
Kristina F.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Home inspections can be intimidating when you are depending on the results of a stranger to determine if the dream house you have been looking at is truly "good enough". Marvin Dear walked me through each step and explained his findings. He was professional and extremely thorough when completing the evaluation. The final report was easy to read with clear pictures and notes in different font color to highlight the troubled areas. I made a great investment by choosing Marvin.
Kristina R.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.
Service and inspection was above and beyond. I highly recommend Edwards Home Inspection and Marvin Dear!
Kerry R.
Review rating: 5 out of 5.

Home Inspector Serving Memphis and Surrounding Areas in Tennessee, Arkansas & Mississippi

Edward Inspections provides professional home inspection services in Memphis, Tennessee and surround communities in Bartlett, Germantown, Munford, Cordova, Millington, and Shelby County as well as Crittenden County in Arkansas and areas in Northern Mississippi. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (901) 672-7394 or send us an email.

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