My girlfriend and I recently got a home inspection done by Ryan. He is very professional and knowledgeable. His inspection was very thorough and he even used thermal imaging to spot items that would not be readily apparent. After his inspection, he did go over all his findings and answered any questions we had and even provided typical options on what it would take to resolve the more priority issues that he found. He was very friendly and we felt very comfortable with having him inspect the entire property.  We were very impressed with his clear and detailed report that we received within 24 hours that included pictures along with his findings.  In the past I have had several properties reviewed by home inspectors and this was the best experience I have had by far. We would definitely consider having Ryan inspect any properties we may potentially own in the future. We highly recommend him and would refer him to anyone who needs an inspection. Our experience was so good that we may use him to periodically review our properties.


Guru G.



I needed to get a home inspection done and decided to go with Forefront Inspections. I was able to schedule an appointment pretty quickly (within a few days) and Ryan was more than willing to work around my schedule. He was thorough and after he finished his inspection he walked me through all of his findings making sure that I understood each issue as well as his recommendations to resolve it (also whether it was urgent to fix or if it could wait) before moving on to the next. He was honest and personable. 

Within 24 hours he sent a detailed report along with photos and his notes. Thank goodness, because I am no expert in these sorts of things and couldn't remember what he told me during the walk through. Oops. I was really happy with his services and would definitely recommend him to others who are looking to get a home inspection done.


Charisse T.



My clients  are consistently satisfied with Ryan's inspections/suggestions. Ryan is thorough, efficient, honest, diligent. His reports are timely and detailed. My clients appreciate the summary and Ryan's approach is to point out varying degrees of concerns and also includes preventative measures the new homeowners can include to maintain the integrity of their home, once the purchase is completed.

My one complaint is there should be two Ryan Arakawa's, he's a busy guy! Thanks for making me shine too!


Sissy S.



I was totally impressed with Ryan, Forefront Inspections.  He completed a most impressive and thorough inspection and report -- same day I might add!  I'm so grateful to my Realtor for selecting Ryan to provide such a valuable and important service.  That detailed functional document is awesome - - its interactive and allowed me to reformat so that I could categorize and use as a tool as I evaluated different areas, work with vendors and communicate with the Sellers.  Been referencing it constantly as I'm going through escrow.

My trusted Contractor was also very impressed with Ryan's knowledge and work style!  He was so patient and answered our countless questions.  His level of expertise is impressive!  Can't say enough!


Lorna O.



Ryan is really great at what he does!!! You will feel comfortable that your soon to be new property will have the thorough inspection you deserve! Ryan was on time and worked efficiently! He did the inspection, then walked me through the home, showed and explained his findings! He allowed me to ask multiple questions and he answered them with great knowledge! Later that same day, I received a VERY detailed write up of the findings, including pictures! Thank you again Ryan!


Barbea G.



Ryan Arakawa is an amazing inspector. This is not my first Home Purchase inspection but by far the most informative and useful. He was recommended to me by my realtor Sissy Sosner of Coldwell Banker. I was very nervous about the hidden pitfalls of my potential new home. He did a thorough inspection and walked me through ever aspect immediately following his inspection. He was well versed on anything related to the house from structure to appliances. That same night he uploaded a detailed BOOK from my inspection with photographs, diagrams and explanations. During the walk through I pointed out additional areas that I had concerns with after his inspection. He even included those areas with photographs in the final product published the same day of my late afternoon inspection!
The diagrams reference my issues of concern were spot on. The clarity and orderly structure of the report definitely helped put my worries in perspective. I could easily extract info to strategize a plan of approach with my realtor for handling the Seller. The reference links in the back of the report are AWESOME - Good homeowner geek reading. Ryan provides you with a virtual homeowners guide with active links directly from your PDF Home Inspection report to volumes of diagrammed literature.  The report table of contents are actual links so you can jump right to your specific point of interest. I downloaded my report on my iPad and reference it regularly to do work around my new home. The report quality and timeliness was excellent Return On Investment for the services provided. You can't go wrong with Ryan!!




When we were in escrow, we used Forefront Inspections to complete the home inspection for our new home. The company's owner and inspector, Ryan Arakawa, was very friendly and thorough. After completing the home inspection, Ryan showed us what he found around the house and offered suggestions on how to resolve the issues. Later that night, he emailed us a very detailed report on all of his findings. The comprehensive report included pictures of what he found in the home, background information on expected conditions, tasks and things for us to follow up on, and a summary of his major findings. Payment was relatively easy; we were able to pay for the home inspection online through PayPal. Overall, we were really satisfied with Forefront Inspections and their services.


Joanne A.



Dear Ryan,

I would just like to thank you for all of the home inspections that you have assisted me with over the years. Your professionalism and knowledge as a home inspector left me feeling completely confident in your abilities every time. It was a great feeling to know that every one of my clients had nothing but good comments and for those reasons alone, I would highly recommend you to anyone in the future.

Through out the entire process, my clients and I were given an abundance of information at every step, and if there were any questions, we felt comfortable that we could call you anytime and you would have the answers we needed. I cannot begin to express my full appreciation for all that you have done for me and my clients.

Ryan, I have worked with many home inspectors over the eleven years of being in real estate and none of them have impressed me with the dedication, support and knowledge that you have provided me and my clients with. I wish you well, and hope you and your family the best in life. Take care my friend.

Robert Wells
Century-21 Optima



Ryan Arakawa,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work on Friday 13, January 2012. We could really tell your passion and love of your job and your desire to be thorough. That desire contributed to us, as homebuyers, all of the insight and expertise necessary to make an informed decision on what is to be the biggest purchase of our lives. If we ever know anyone who is in the market for a home, we will give them your name with a VERY HIGH recommendation. Thank you again for your hard work and exemplary professionalism.


The Malone Family



Ryan -
Thank you so much for working on this report over the weekend. I appreciate the extra effort in the preparation as well as the extra effort taken during the inspection itself.
I believe that the report answers all of my questions and is self-explanatory. I must admit that your presentation is delightful as well as being professional and complete. You clearly exceeded my expectations.
Regards -
Jean B.

“I would like to introduce Ryan, a property inspector whom I've hired for several property inspections in Silicon Valley. Ryan is a very personable, conscientious inspector, is on-time, and writes reports that are easy to read and understand. I am confident that he will serve his clientele with the highest of integrity to ensure repeat business in the years to come.”

Annette DiResta

“Ryan Arakawa did numerous inspections for me and was my go to guy! As a top producer, I really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail. He has a great attitude and I found him to be very helpful in all situations. His reports were always on time and I would not hesitate to have him do inspections for me again.”

Andy Wong
Top 1% Agent
Intero Real Estate Services

“I have found him extremely competent and enjoyable to work with. He is bright, innovative, dependable, thorough and meticulous. All of these qualities are very important in the inspection industry. Valuable employees are very difficult to find.”

James H Steffenson Jr.
President HomeGuard Incorporated

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