Buyer's Home Inspection | Pre-Listing Home Inspection for Sellers


Home Detective is a certified home inspector with locations in St. Michael and Brainerd, MN.  From NW Twin Cities and the Brainerd Lakes Area, we provide buyer’s home inspections and home inspections for sellers, such as pre-listing home inspections.  For peace of mind, every inspection we do comes with a minimum 90 Day Home Inspection Warranty.   For a pre-listing home inspection for sellers in St. Michael, MN or buyer’s home inspection in Brainerd, MN, we will do a complete inspection with a written report of findings for the home to ensure the homeowner will know what to expect.  The purpose is to locate hidden problems that may involve future costly solutions.

Home Detective has certified home inspectors by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and are members of the Midwest Association of Home Inspectors (MAHI) that will provide you with the knowledge needed to understand your home.  The primary goal is to educate clients on their homes and provide clients with a well-documented report of the conditions of their home at the time of the inspection.

To schedule a home inspection, either buyer’s home inspection in St. Michael  or in the Brainerd Lake Area, contact Home Detective today!  Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 90 Day Home Inspection Warranty.


Google Reviews from Satisfied Customers

  • review rating 5  Reed was prompt---arriving early the next day after I called him. He expertly inspected our home---spending extra time on attic venting issues. His report was thorough, with numerous photos documenting various items that he found. I couldn't be more pleased with his work. He helped us prepare a plan on how to attack an attic venting situation. We certainly will refer Reed and his company to others.

    thumb Alan Hamel
  • review rating 5  It was great to work with Reed. He is very informative and takes lots of pictures. He was very thorough and down to earth.

    thumb Margaret Fernandez
  • review rating 5  So happy I found Reed at Home Detective! Reed was punctual, and explained everything to me clearly and concisely. I used him for both the home I purchased and the home I’m selling. He showed me potential issues and what things I shouldn’t be to worried about. The follow through and reports he provided were a huge benefit. While I’ve used other home inspectors before, the experience I had with Reed at Home Detective was a step above! I’ll be recommending him to everyone! Thank you so much!

    thumb Scott Webb
  • review rating 5  We hired Reed to complete a pre-listing inspection of our home. He did a great job of sharing areas I could fix before the house was sold. This helped moved the selling process along and eased the mind of the buyer. Great service I would recommend to any seller!

    thumb Alan Hall
  • review rating 5  Reed has exceptional customer service and does an outstanding job inspecting homes. After the inspection he responded ASAP to any questions we had and provided us with so many additional resources and services that we didn’t know existed. He also has a great network for home construction updates. Very personable, friendly, responsive and professional. I have used other home inspectors in the past and Reed is the one I will recommend to my friends and family to use.

    thumb Katherine Morrissey

18 Month Warranty!

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The Industry Standard Home Inspection Warranty is only 6 months.

Home Detective offers you the ability to add an 18 month warranty that provides more protection than any Home Warranty on the market!

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The presence of mold in a home can cause a variety of health issues. Home Detectives mold testing system gives you on-the-spot results and helps pinpoint the source of the problem.

Home Inspection Services


Home Detective services can help protect your home investment with the use of an experienced inspector.  Examples of the services we offer include:

  • Roofing
  • Skylights
  • Ventilation
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Carports
  • Garages
  • Storm Structures
  • Porches
  • Decks
  • Balconies
  • Stairways
  • Railings
  • Fireplaces & Chimneys
  • Cabinets & Counter-tops
  • Structure Foundations
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Plumbing
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Problematic Vegetation
  • Steep Grades
  • Fences
  • Retaining Walls

Home Detective MN Home Inspection Reviews


Wonderful. Exceeded expectations. Very detail focused work, he is very responsive to follow up questions we had, provided a great write up at the end of the inspection. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again. Very personable.

Katie S.

Purchasing a home can be very stressful for first timer’s like my wife and me. Reed walked through the entire house after his inspection with us and really showed and explained a lot that we will find very helpful for years to come. He was very prompt and easy to work with and took all of the stress completely out of this part of the process. From all of us involved, THANK YOU Reed and your business for being there for us!

Ryan N.

Everything went very well. Reed was extremely professional. He was very thorough, he answered all my questions and took the time to make sure I understood everything. Which I really appreciated being a first time home buyer. I would recommend Home Detective of Minnesota to anyone in need of a home inspection.

Kim G.



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