Texas Licensed Home Inspector


We are very happy with the services provided by the company The Smart Inspector. The entire inspection process was very professional and smooth, in the final report with each finding, Forest proposes a solution, also the convenience that the report is on the web, in a user friendly interface, plus a Free Home-Maintenance Reminder book! We will definitely use it again in the future and we recommend it to anyone who needs someone reliable, prepared and professional for the inspection of your home.

thumb Gleiber Acosta

Wow! What a great guy to do business with! My husband and I would recommend Forest Ivey to anyone! He checked out a home for us that we are in the process of buying and we were so impressed with his work. He was professional, punctual, and most of all, thorough. Every aspect of the home was scrutinized. He found nails that had backed out a tiny bit from a very high vaulted ceiling and used a thermal camera to check for faulty wiring and other problems that might have been lurking behind the walls!!! Then, when he was finished, he explained his findings to us in a manner we could understand. We would give him 10 stars if we could! He really is a Smart Inspector!

thumb Jan Burley

Forest was awesome! Took the time to explain to us everything that was found and his inspection report link he uses was so easy to read and navigate. We now have an inspector forever!

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About The Smart Inspector

I’m Forest Ivey, the Smart Inspector. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, I still proudly call DFW my home. Despite having lived in multiple countries, I always came back to my roots. My wife of 8 years and three-year-old twins are all natural born Texans, too!

I consider myself a jack-of-all-trades and a master of learning. I speak multiple languages, play multiple instruments, and love to build racecars. I enjoy woodworking, welding, and electrical work. I pride myself in doing more work than is necessary and always doing things right the first time.

When it comes to home inspections, rest assured that I will be quite thorough with every inch of the property. From the roof ridge down to the foundation, no nook or cranny will go unnoticed. Relaying the findings to you, the client, is just as important as discovering them in the first place, and I will make sure you have a full understanding of the property you have inspected.


Learn More About Your Home

Common Problems With Electrical Panels

September 2, 2019

This video covers 3 issues that are commonly found with electrical panels. It is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list of all the issues that are found with electrical panels; that list would be too long!

Sell Your Home Prep (Part 2)

September 1, 2019

Are you selling your home? This second video covers deficiencies on the inside of your home. In this video, we address the doors, smoke detectors, HVAC filters, electrical panel, garage doors, caulking, and common plumbing issues.

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