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This is what previous clients and Realtors are saying about Reliable Home Inspections


Mr. Blackwell recently completed a difficult assessment and inspection in a location that was extremely tight and unique.  The home is a modern, mid-seventies, tri-level floor-plan where several professional framing contractors had previously inspected, but mis-diagnosed the problem.  Reliable Home Inspections provided a correct assessment as well as detailed photos one would have thought were taken in a well-lighted, sunny environment but actually came from a low and tight crawl space some 35 feet from the crawl-space entry.  Mr. Blackwell also pointed out a second source of the problem; a simple repair, that left undone had ultimately led to a 40+-year issue of neglect but remained an oversight of countless maintenance professionals hired though-out that 40-year period.  

If you know or have met Mr. Blackwell, you well quickly realize he has a natural penchant for detail, and of any quality you want in your home inspector, it's that; the penchant for detail.  Detail shows in his work ethic, appearance and communication skills.

John DeVore, Realtor
former Civil Engineer

We hired Reliable Home Inspections and Consulting during the process of purchasing a family home.  We were undoubtedly impressed with Mr. Blackwells expertise and knowledge.  He was very thorough and remained consistent throughout the whole process.  We not only received a detailed and informative inspection, but we were also educated on many details and aspects of building care and environmental damage.  Although I had been left skeptical and disappointed with prior inspectors in the past, Mr. Blackwell restored my faith in the reality that there does remain an ethical and proficient professional in the business.  That inspector, I believe, is Barry Blackwell. 

Zamir and Myriam Fejzulai 
As a single mom of 2 girls who recently lost their father to sickness I needed the peace of mind of a home inspection. I asked  my mother, her being in the real estate business for 20 years, who I should trust and she immediately said Barry. I met with Barry at the house and stayed for quite awhile and was very impressed with how knowledgeable he is in his field and how dedicated he was to being thorough.  This was my 3rd home purchase in my lifetime and I have always had an inspection done and I will say this was the most thorough inspection I have ever had. I would highly recommend you using him in any home purchase.  He knows his stuff!  Thank you Barry for a peace of mind for me and my girls!
Brandie Walker

 I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all of the years of amazing work you have done for me and my clients.  The Home Inspection is such an important part of getting a home to closing.  I feel most buyers do not realize how important it is to have a great Home Inspector.  It is important that the Home Inspector have the necessary tools, experience and understanding of construction, an eye for detail and a thorough inspection.  And most important of all, great communication skills with the buyer.  So many times the way concerned items are reported to the client can make the difference of getting a problem worked out instead of scaring people away.  You have ALL of these qualities and it is a blessing that I found you.  I appreciate all of the hard work you have done for me over the years and look forward to many years to come.  Thank you so much.  Keep up the amazing work! 
Marie Graziano
Open House Realty
            Just wanted to say thank you for doing a fabulous job on my last two home inspections you done for me.  You've found things that i never would've even thought to look for and saved me from a lot of headache on my first home inspection.  You've been a pleasure to work with and operate in a highly professional and thorough level.  It is your experience and expertise that has made becoming a home owner for me a fantastic experience and for that i will be forever thankful.                    
  Thank you,
(When a Inspector referral was sought on Upstate CREIA site, Norm posted this)
Call Barry Blackwell of Reliable Home Inspections in Easley. I've used him many times. he's the best.

Norm Reid
 (Another referral from Norm  
when a Inspector referral was sought on Upstate CREIA site, Norm posted this)
Hey JP,
The best guy in town is Barry Blackwell, Reliable Inspections.

Very thorough, good work, good reports, knows his stuff.
Don't waste your time with anyone else
I cc'd him on this email
Norm Reid

 (Another referral from Norm  
when a Inspector referral was sought on Upstate CREIA site, Norm posted this)

I use Barry Blackwell of Reliable Home Inspection...have used him many times and he's the best. Just recommended him to someone else on the group this morning and they already hired him to come out. You won't be disappointed.

email him at

Norm Reid

I have been a Realtor for 7+ years.  During this time, I have always referred my buyer clients to Barry Blackwell.  I promote him to my buyer clients by stating the following true statement. .."I have lost deals because of him. I trust him because he is not working for me but working for you."  He is a reliable and thorough inspector.  It is an honor to know him in this industry. 

Melissa Hall
Coldwell Banker Caine

My wife and I were referred to Reliable Home inspections by our Realtor to do the inspection on our first ever home purchase, and are thoroughly pleased with their service. Barry was our inspector, and he was both punctual and efficient. From the beginning of the inspection to the end, he was happy to let me know what he was inspecting, as well as what effect that would have on my wife and I. He documented both passing and failing points to give complete references for his inspection points, and did not attempt to hide anything about the property. I am very pleased with the service he provided, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone for their home inspection
Bruce Drebenstedt

Barry-  The inspection period can be a very stressful and complicated process when buying a home and I appreciate the countless times you have gone above and beyond to work through repair issues with my clients. Your reports are thorough but still easy to comprehend.
Thank you. ~ Olivia
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

I have known Barry Blackwell for several years now. I was introduced to him from a fellow co-worker. Barry, is available in a timely manner, always on time, and gets the inspection completed, and then will meet with the buyer/seller and answer any questions or concerns they may have. He has been trained in his profession, and attends continued education classes, so he is always on top of new technology! His prices are very reasonable, and what I like most about Barry is that he is a very honest person and will  go the extra mile to get a question answered. If you want reliability, honesty, and efficiency, Barry Blackwell is the one you will chose for your home inspection!


La Tresa Gilstrap
Allen Tate Realtors

Barry is wonderful to work with! He goes out of his way to make sure he is on top of everything he does.  From the moment we get put on his calendar he is in direct contact with us and our clients answering any questions we may have and giving an honest opinion. When he tells us that he will make it happen, HE DOES!
 - The Kennedys at Keller Williams

Barry Blackwell is at the top of the list when it comes to Home Inspectors. He is a dedicated professional that knows what he is doing and has the experience, training and knowledge to prove it. He is trustworthy and someone I call friend. His reports are accurate, easy to read and concludes with a summary that makes our job much easier. He will go the extra mile to explain to the buyers(or sellers) anything that they have a question about. He is quick to point out any problems or situations that need attention. He is someone by clients can trust and have confidence in when purchasing their home. If you find yourself in need of an inspector, look no further! Barry is the man!

Susan McCoy

Coldwell Banker Caine-Easley

As a Realtor you know that a reliable home inspector is a must.  Buyers and sellers trust and rely on their Realtor to provide them with a home inspector whom they trust in to evaluate their most valuable asset.   Beginning my real estate career in 2013 I knew I had to find the best of the best when it comes to a home inspector.  After learning of Barry Blackwell with Reliable Home Inspections I knew I had found the best home inspector around after the first home inspection.  From communication to promptness to the last minute "I need a favor", Barry Blackwell was there.  He conducts a very thorough inspection.  Whether I need a full home inspection for a buyer or a pre-listing inspection for a seller Barry is my go to home inspector.  Both on my personal home purchase and with all my real estate business I recommend Barry Blackwell of Reliable Home Inspections to all of my clients for their home inspection and other inspection related services.

Dustin Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty   

I highly recommend Reliable Home Inspections. Mr. Blackwell was very professional, timely and detailed in his inspection of my late mother's home. He took the time to go through and explain each aspect of the inspection with me. I was very pleased.


Mr. Blackwell with Reliable Home Inspections is very professional, but he has a very personable demeanor.  He went out of his way to get my home inspection done by fitting me into his schedule.  Mr. Blackwell did an excellent job explaining what he was doing and why. He also allowed me to see how the use of a Infrared Camera help to see beyond the walls using thermal imaging! It was pretty cool. I found it very beneficial that he took images of things in the house(ex: roof, attic, etc.) that were not safe for me to access so that I had a visual of its condition. Mr. Blackwell finished up the home inspection by providing my realtor and I with a detailed report of the inspection via email.  I would highly recommend Reliable Home Inspections, if you are in need of getting a home inspection done.  Great service!!!

Tareka Sartor    

Craig From Anderson 

This is our second time using  
ReliableHomeInspection and Barry has delivered on outstanding service both times. He was very thorough on both homes. There wasn't anything about the home that we didn't know after he finished his report. He even took time to show and  explain any issues that he found and made sure that I understood everything in our report. The thermal imaging wasn't something that I was familiar with before but he took the time show me how it works and how it reviled issues that you could not find with just a walk through inspection. He has been very professional and we received our report sooner than expected.

I recommend ReliableHomeInspection to anyone looking to buy a home. He has really made our home buying experience a lot easier.

Thank you Barry.

Mr. Blackwell, 

Thank you so much for recently inspecting a property for my first time home buyer's. You were extremely professional and thorough. Your report was very detailed and easy to read.

Thank you for understanding that we are not all home inspectors and that sometimes breaking things down for others who are not subject matter experts in your field, makes all the difference. 

I can certainly see why so many Realtors recommend you. Add me to the list!

Thanks again!!!!

Debrica M. Webster
Jackson Stanley, Realtors

Mr. Barry,
Thank you so much for your kindness in doing your job, I appreciate your time and the quality of your work.


Lineth Carreon

Hi Barry,

Thank you so much for your thorough inspection of the home we would like to purchase. I really appreciate you going above and beyond to determine the root cause of any problems found. Your inspection was much more in depth than I expected and I appreciate you breaking down the problems so we could understand what was going on. Too, thanks for bringing the brush to get any dirt or grass off of your (and our) shoes! You kept things clean during your inspection, were very thorough, and made this step of our buying experience a very pleasant one. Thank you so much!

- Amanda Byrdic 

Mr. Blackwell did a fantastic job inspecting my new build before closing. You don't expect for anything to be wrong when the house is brand new, but Barry found several minor, but significant things if left untouched. He was very helpful in walking me through the house after the inspection; showing me things to ask the builder about, and what to watch over the years to make sure everything continues to run smoothly. I am so glad I decided to get an inspection, and have much peace of mind now. 
Carol Ann

I feel you took your time with me to show me the whole house from your professional perspective.  I now understand more about the inner and outer workings of the home due to you educating me on all of the various types of systems.  We like the report you sent with the photo's and great detail.  We would always recommend to anyone that this type of inspection for a purchase of a home is well worth the time and money since it could save thousands down the road in home ownership.

Thank you again for your wonderful inspection.

Brad and Anita Gunn

 I appreciate the job well done will pass you along to anyone who is in need of your services
Lane Rholetter

I am extremely pleased with your assessments and thoroughness as well as your attention to detail and recommendations. Thank you very much and we will wait to hear back from you. Take care and God bless.

Stephen Sulyi


Thank you so much for the prompt service and professionalism that you handled all aspects of the Home inspection. I admire the patience you had to explain everything so detailed to me and my husband.

The final report was very detailed and the great pictures spoke for them selves

I will highly recommend you and definitely use you again if I need to.

Thanks again Barry!

Maritza Rivera

Administrator Assistant

I have had the privilege of working with Barry as my home inspector for more than 11 years.  Barry has always gone out of his way to accommodate me when needing an inspection completed.  He is professional at all times and I know my Buyer will always feel comfortable asking him questions.  His business is always up to day on new technology.  He takes the time to explain inspection issues to me as well as my clients.  If the client has a question that was not asked or answered at the initial insepection,  I give them Barry's number and he is always willing to answer any questions the Buyer(s) may have.  For quick, informative and great service, I recommend Barry for your next home inspection.
Robin Hazelwood, Realtor, CDPE (certified distress property expert)

We would recommend Reliable Home Inspections to anyone who needs to have an inspection done. Mr. Blackwell was punctual, professional, knowledgeable, and possesses up-to-date equipment to get the job done accurately. Most of all,, Reliable Home Inspections is affordable and is able to compete with anyone in the area. This is the second time in six years of my wife and I using Reliable Home Inspections and would definitely use their services again.

Jazz & Sunny Wideman

Mr. Blackwell,

Thank you for making the home inspection process a good experience. Your company came highly recommended. I am pleased to say that your professionalism exceeded expectations.

I truly appreciate the way that you explained everything in detail. The fact that you were thorough, knowledgeable and detail oriented gave me comfort in knowing that the inspection was being conducted by professional standards. It was a pleasure doing business with you.


Tonya M. Nance, RN