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Inspections and Preinspections

Whether you're buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection from a leading home inspection company will give you peace of mind and assist you in a fair and smooth transaction.

Licensed, bonded and insured, I’m an experienced contractor with knowledge passed down from generations.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

For the Seller too!

A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, AC and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.


What does a typical
home inspection cover?

  • External Conditions & Surfaces

  • Roof, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

  • Plumbing & Electrical Systems

  • Appliances

  • Heating & Cooling Systems

  • Foundations, Slabs & Floors

  • Walls & Ceilings

  • Garage, Walls & Driveway


Arron from A Keen Eye Inspections was amazing to work with. He answered all the questions we had throughout the process and not only did he take the time to make sure to throughly look at everything, but he even showed up early and had the report to us earlier then expected. If we ever need an inspection again we’ll definitely be using Arron from A Keen Eye Home Inspections!
— Kelsey M.
We used A Keen Eye twice recently. Once for a home we intended to buy but in inspection realized that home was too much work. We found another home and called for an appointment again. I was pleasantly surprised when Aaron told me he’d give us a discount for using his services again! He is thorough, hard working, very detailed and very pleasant to work with. He is patient and explains what he sees in the inspection. His reports are very detailed. He’s new to the business but very knowledgeable. He treated us so kindly and made us very comfortable. We highly recommend to anyone needing a home inspection!! 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
— Jennifer B. via Facebook
A Keen Eye was incredible to work with. Scheduling was a breeze! I had the pleasure of working directly with the owner, Arron Schmit. He did not only make sure to thoroughly explain any property defects and concerns to not only myself (representation on the buyer side), but also to my home purchasers and provide recommendations of improvements that could potentially be required. The detailed report that he generated for us included pictures as well as information about the house. He was punctual and considerate the entire time. Showing the forefront values of his business - Customer Service, Professionalism, and knowledge that was relayed in an easy to understand manner (translating into layman’s terms for complex or technical issues.) Thank you to A Keen Eye for the work that they provided!
— Heather Snyder | Realtor®
Arron is super knowledgeable and explains every step of the inspection process. He’s thorough, patient and friendly. Highly recommend!
— Review via Square
I would recommend Arron from A Keen Eye Home Inspections. He was friendly and clean. He took his time, was very thorough and gave sound, honest advice with reasonable prices. I will be calling him again for sure!
— Brianne S.
I would recommend akeeneye for home inspection for several reasons. I called him on Monday and he was able to go an hour from town to do the inspection 2 days later on Wednesday morning. He called me immediately on his way back to town to advise of some concerns. We received the very extensive and detailed report within 3 hours. Very easy to read the report and understand all concerns. I appreciate his ability to get everything done very quickly. Definitely would recommend!
— Laurie


About Me

MY NAME IS arron

I am a home inspector with over 30 years of hands on experience in construction, remodeling, and plumbing. Starting at the age of 14, I have been building homes with previous generations of family members, giving me a strong foundation of experience and expertise. With A Keen Eye Home Inspections, you will have the perk of a locally-owned, family business that puts the client first.

I offer honesty, attention to detail, and a personal touch that other big box home inspection companies do not. A Keen Eye Home Inspections LLC is a professional, objective, visual examination of the conditions of a home. Homebuyers entering the marketplace view inspections as a way to gain valuable information about the biggest investment of their lifetime. It helps to determine if there are any major defects or system inadequacies at the time of a home purchase. My inspections also highlight positive aspects of a home. In fact, many of the home inspectors’ observations and recommendations help to dispel purchaser anxieties and provide repair suggestions.

I am an independent inspector that will work for you, free of any conflicts of interest. My dedication to my customers is evident in the work I do. Drawing from the expertise that comes from my years of experience, I will provide you with a detailed report about your future home. I will take great pride in the work I do for you.





  • $250 up to 2,000 sq ft

  • $50 for every additional 500 sq ft


  • $150 up to 2,000 sq ft

  • $50 for every additional 500 sq ft

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A Keen Eye Home Inspections LLC
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

(515) 313-8798


Service Area

We cover the Des Moines metro area.


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