Founded on the belief that a proper home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home.

Choosing a home inspection in Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley region? Go with the local choice! You are very close to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and making one of the most important financial purchases of your life.

This is your chance to enlist the services of a local, independent, third party expert to provide you with a truthful, unbiased evaluation of your property; to find out what works, and what needs work.

Many home inspectors are generalists; they point out defects observed in a home and often refer you to other experts in the construction industry for further evaluation. In our case, we are the experts. I am not only a Certified Professional Home Inspector but also have over 15 years of expertise in home building and construction, improvement and renovation.

We are fully insured, certified, and guarantee first class service at an affordable price. Total Home By Smith is Yampa Valley’s premier home inspector.


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Merlin Smith has been our inspector on two proposed real estate transactions. We found him to be terrific in all ways. His attention to detail is exceptional; he is clearly committed to serving the prospective Buyer and you can count on him to identify issues needing correction. He is timely and thorough in his communication and is most knowledgeable about about construction and repair matters.
Jim E.

We recently hired Merlin to conduct a home inspection on a home for our growing family. With three young kids it was imperative that we ensure the house would be safe and sound for them, and after working with Merlin we have no doubts we are making a good decision. He was prompt in his reply to the initial inquiry, quick to get us on the schedule, and sent a full report within 24 hours of the inspection. We couldn’t be happier with the choice we made and would highly recommend Merlin to anyone!

Mike & Tera S.
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