Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Homage to the Master, Yet Again

 It seems like this is a post that I write pretty often. It is almost as frequent, and predictable, as my seeing deer when I go out to Sudden Valley or Lake Whatcom, deer havens near Bellingham.

But folks, it has happened again. I had an occasion to go by a house that was, previously, inspected by my certifried home inspector assistant, Nutsy. He can go places where other home inspectors dare not tread.

The first time I saw a flattering and prominently displayed squirrel statue in a yard, shortly after a Nutsy inspection,  I thought it was pure coincidence. The second time I saw such a statue, I was becoming a Nutsy believer. The third time I saw such a statue, I was leaning toward this all being totally Nutsy. But this fourth time that I saw such an in-action statue, below, it became clear to me that this was great art and that our past clients were simply going nutsy over Nutsy.





Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 9 commentsSteven L. Smith • June 25 2011 12:52AM


I am not sure if you clients are going nutsy or if everything is going totally Nutsy.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) almost 9 years ago

Funny you should notice that Mason.  And here I thought Nutsy spent most of his time with Buell Inspections.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 9 years ago

I think I need to order a bust of Nutsy, what a fine addition that would make to my art collection!

Now there are some people with really good taste!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 9 years ago

I'm wondering if some of those nuts your collecting have gone off. They're causing you to hallucinate.

Posted by Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection) almost 9 years ago

Tim, Nutsy fever is sweeping the northwest

'Jay,  Buell brags and crows as if that were the case. Nutsy only goes down there when Buell has some sort of mess going on, like double-booking himself, and then he fixes the problem.

Andrea, We all know that, of the commenters, you are the level-headed one.

Robert, We probably ought to have him come your way for a few weeks so you can see how skilled he is. We would have to get him a passport.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 9 years ago


Maybe that was target practice item? After the hole was chewed into the attic!

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Steve

Steve, with the mighty fine job that Nutsy does for folks, I sure do understand why folks would pay Homage to him.

grats to you Nutsy!!!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 9 years ago

That looks like a target to me, not a honorary statue.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 9 years ago


Put a cork in it.


He does a wonderful job abd you are right.


Put a cork in it.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 9 years ago