Marvin Dear from Edward Inspections

Marvin Dear Certified Home Inspector
Tennessee LIC# 1312
Arkansas LIC# HI-2196
Mississippi LIC# 0969

As your home inspector it is my duty, and my privilege, to provide you with the best service possible and to arm you with the information you need about the condition of the property. With over two decades of experience in construction and home repair, in addition to 8 years as a real estate agent, I have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide a detailed inspection and to distinguish between major and minor problems with the home.

I encourage you to be present during the inspection. You'll be able to see the condition of the home first-hand, and I'll be able to explain everything to you as we move throughout the house.

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.

Standards and Qualifications

We've been trained and certified by ICA (Inspection Certification Associates) — the most comprehensive Real Estate Inspection Certification Program available. We carry ICA certifications in residential home inspections, commercial building inspections, and pool inspections. We're ready to put that experience and knowledge to work for you.

Our Service to You

We will conduct a thorough visual inspection of the property to give you a clear picture of exactly what it is you're buying. With that information at your fingertips, you'll be able to make an informed decision and avoid any nasty surprises in the future.

Below you'll find a general outline of what our home inspections include. For more detailed information, visit our services page.

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What Is Included in a Home Inspection

View detailed information on the different types of inspections we offer, and what each one covers.


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.
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