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I was initiated into the building industry making and installing windows.

To satisfy my passion for woodworking, I transitioned to framing houses.

I continued to work for general contractors remodeling homes, learning a variety of skills including roofing, siding, tile work, plumbing and electrical.

My fascination with how complex systems function led me to a public utility where I worked more than 20 years as a journey-level electrician.


My broad skill set, natural eye for detail and endless curiosity helped me to excel in each of these roles and now inspires my work as a home inspector.


Your home is an investment. Whether buying, selling or maintaining your home, get the experienced inspection you deserve with Reality Home Inspection.



Before You Commit to Your Home Purchase


Reality Home Inspection offers a comprehensive assessment to eliminate any unpleasant surprises. RHI will evaluate:




Basement Foundation




HVAC Systems

Plumbing & Electrical




Before a Little Issue 

Becomes More Costly


Even if you’re not selling your home, it’s a good idea to have your home inspected periodically so that you can stay ahead of any potential maintenance needs. Reality Home Inspection will note any current or potential issues and suggest solutions.


Before You Sell Your Home

 Get the best price for your home and eliminate repair surprises identified by the buyer’s inspector. A thorough, pre-sale evaluation by Reality Home Inspection allows you to make critical fixes in advance that will maximize value and expedite the sale of your home. 


Before Your Home or Mechanical Warranties Expire


Costly details can sometimes be missed by even the best homebuilders. Before  your warranties expire, Reality Home Inspection can catch any oversights and provide a list of needed repairs so that they can be addressed by the builder within the warranty period.


Get Peace of Mind

As a home owner, if only one or two specific issues in your home have you concerned, there is no need to pay for a full home inspection. RHI can focus on any system or area of your home and provide options for potential solutions.


Keeping Your Project Moving Forward


Remodeling projects can be overwhelming for the typical homeowner who doesn’t have experience with building contractors. Regular onsite visits by Reality Home Inspection can smooth communications, help keep your remodel project progressing and eliminate costly setbacks.



My Commitment is to Your Home Investment



 (206) 419-0044

CALL 7:00AM - 9:00PM

Kathleen Walsh


7511 Greenwood Avenue N

Seattle WA 98103


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Halley A

Kathleen is amazing - she has come out to our house twice - once to do an inspection of our ADU and once for our house. She is an expert, competent and communicates well. She is particularly skilled at assessing water damage issues. We knew there was a problem with our ADU but didn't know how to identify what it was. Kathleen gave us a thorough report which provided us direction as to what repair to prioritize and make.

Jamie Pechan

Kathleen inspected two homes we were hoping to buy and we are exceptionally impressed with her in both cases. She was prompt and responsive, even coming out literally last minute to inspect a home we needed to put an offer on quickly. She was thorough and provided with clear, easy to understand reports that have been quite helpful to us as new home owners. She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing a home inspection!




D'Lani Ryshel Jean

Kathleen at Reality Home Inspection is the most stellar inspector you can find – hands down. I have worked with Kathleen on a number of inspections now - as a seller and as a broker representing both buyers and sellers. Kathleen has become my “go-to” inspector. Kathleen is highly educated and experienced, thorough and efficient, but more importantly, Kathleen works from the heart – it is clear that she truly cares about protecting her clients and she goes the extra mile to ensure that every square inch of the home is reviewed and working in good order and according to spec. When she finds any kind of defect or something that needs to be corrected, she actually takes the time to explain exactly what the issue is and provides recommendations on how to address it. Kathleen is always available to her clients after inspections to address any questions or concerns and really provides that extra caring touch that turns clients into repeat customers. I have called Kathleen at odd hours with questions or concerns or when I’ve needed extra reassurance on a home issue – and she responds immediately and doesn’t hesitate to come back to the home to reinspect an issue or confirm a resolution. After working with Kathleen, she has become someone that I consider a good friend and a neighbor and maybe much to her chagrin – I might continue calling for concerns totally unrelated to her inspection, just to get an encouraging answer! 😉 Thank you, Kathleen!!!

Xiangyun Zeng

Ms. Kathleen did a really great work for our new house inspection. She explained in patient and sent us the inspection report at the same day. That's really nice.

Jeanne Martin

Excellent work. Kathleen did a complete home inspection for us, from roof top to crawl space, complete with pictures and a written 29 page report. We are using this valuable information to know the current status of our 15 yo home, as well as make needed repairs. Kathleen arrived on time, completely equipped and knowledgeable about the task at hand. Thank you for this valuable service.



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