Gene Ballin Home Inspector

  • Certified Master Inspector 
  • Home Inspection license in Tennessee TN407 licensed 2006
  • Home Inspection license in  Mississippi MHIB 0189 NH licensed 2003 
  • Performed thousands of home inspections over the last 25 years
  • I have performed building troubleshooting and maintenance for decades
  • Certified code inspector: Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical
  • Retired contractor: Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical trades
  • Building trades instructor

My fee starts at $400.00 for a General Home Inspection for most small houses.

Inspect the Roof, Exterior, Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Fireplace, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation, Doors, Windows & Interior. Pools are an option.

A long written report, many pictures.

Approximately 4 hours. General Home Inspections start at $400.00.

Just want the basics, consider the  4-Point inspection

Inspect the Roof, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical systems.

A short written report, pictures.

Approximately $200.

Text me for availability or to ask a question.


For a fast response, text the answers to the following questions.

Your name?

Inspection address?

The inspection you are interested in?

Utilities on?

Vacant or occupied?

Your Realtor name/number?


Home Inspection Topic Videos and Pictures

If you have a topic you'd like to hear about, let me know. Text me at 901-355-9370

One showing and done! Be ready to sell.

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