About Talking Walls Home Inspections

Thank you for your interest in Talking Walls Home Inspections. I believe it is all about “Telling the story of a home” with every inspection I perform. That is why if you are looking for an inspector with passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of houses, then you have come to the right spot!

James Prater
James Prater
Texas Inspector #24278

I am a born & raised Texan and wholeheartedly believe in honesty, respect along with yes Ma’am & no Ma’am. I have lived in the Northwest Houston area all my life. As a family man & a homeowner myself, I look at my home inspections as if I were performing it for a loved one of mine.

I have worked in the natural gas and propane industry for 30+ years. I took on the responsibilities of being a leader in residential/commercial installations, repairs of home appliances, setting up generators, and all gas piping related problems. I have taken pride in my leadership and the fine quality of how I presented my jobs in the field. I have watched homes being built and have even built/renovated a few myself. I love to help people understand the workings of their own homes.

The real estate world is a huge part of my everyday life as my wife is a real estate agent. She has been helping people buy & sell for the past 20+ years. I enjoy the workings of a house and understand what is needed to find the technical issues (if any) in a home. I’ve assisted my wife by looking over 100’s of inspection reports to help her give her clients informed advice & a piece of mind.

As a residential service technician for many years, I loved being out with the customers and helping them improve their homes and making things right. I took care of the service that I gave to each of my gas customers to make sure each home received the attention it deserved.

When I am not inspecting & my wife is not selling, we enjoy traveling, the grandbabies, and being out in our boat on the water chasing the next sunset. We enjoy helping our veterans and being a sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network events. We are blessed to be living this life that God has created for us and try not to take one day for granted.

  • Comprehensive Vsual Inspection Reports

    My reports incorporate images, supporting documentation, and a multi-part design and summary that makes it easy for you and your clients to understand the condition of the property.

  • Exceptional Value

    The value of a home inspection comes from the potential cost of the issues it uncovers. I offer thorough, quality inspections at reasonable rates to ensure you get the most value, ultimately saving money and gaining confidence in your purchase.

  • Modern Tools

    I use all of the latest tools and equipment to provide you with fully comprehensive home inspections.

    From drone imaging, GFCI testers & more – I use the latest technology available to provide in depth and highly accurate inspections.

  • Guided Walk-throughs

    I encourage you to come along with me as I walk through the home.

    This is the perfect time to ask any questions you may have, and I will make sure you have a comprehensive overview of the home’s condition.

    In addition, I can make sure to help educate you about the basics of home maintenance and repairs.

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