Michael D. Leavitt has been called a “house whisperer” by those who have seen him work because of his innate ability to find issues that previously had gone undiscovered. The owner and president of Michael Leavitt & Co. Inspections, Inc., a real estate inspection firm in Northern Utah for over 15 years, he has inspected in each of the ten Western U.S. States. Michael served as the President of a national inspection trade association, and also contributed over a decade of service on various committees and as their National Chairman to better help the home inspection industry nationwide.
PRESENTER - As a national trainer and motivational speaker, Michael developed classes in marketing, business success, water intrusion, energy efficiency, deck failures, technology, and many other industry-specific topics to help inspectors and real estate professionals achieve greater business success.
TRENDSETTER - Michael’s ability to stay ahead of the industry trends sent him on a path where he is consistently found bleeding from the cutting edge of technology. This includes being a tool and gadget geek, a website designer, and beta-tester for industry software as well as a trainer, sales rep, and developer of form sets with a national inspection software company. Michael also creates, develops, and maintains no less than 54 websites for business, personal, and non-profit entities.
CREDENTIALS - Michael has never been one to be satisfied to just sit still in his knowledge of the home inspection industry and therefore continues to educate himself in many areas, including obtaining credentials and developing protocols in stucco & EIFS, moisture intrusion, mobile homes, wood-destroying insects, radon gas, methamphetamine testing & protocols, lead-based paint, thermal imaging, and electrical outlet efficiency testing.
MEDIA - Michael has shared his knowledge with others through a monthly radio show, a bi-weekly column in the home section of the newspaper, and by creating and maintaining a weekly home inspection industry e-newsletter for over 10 years with subscribers across North America.
AWARDS - Michael’s contributions to the real estate industry have been recognized by his being the recipient of the “Founder’s Award” from the American Institute of Inspectors™ and the “Affiliate of the Year” by the Utah County Association of Realtors. In 2007, the Boy Scouts of America awarded Michael the “District Award of Merit” for his long term service, which is the highest award that a BSA district can bestow upon a volunteer youth leader.
FAMILY LIFE - Michael and his lovely wife, Shelly, reside in Orem, Utah, and have 4 beautiful children and have recently become grandparents to twins. Michael spends most of his free time split between volunteering as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, coaching his boys in baseball and basketball, and supporting his children in their many extracurricular activities, where he is known to always have a camera with him and to snap many, many pictures of his kids! Michael also enjoys playing basketball, hiking, camping, fishing, and his recent new love exploring the subterranean depths -- caving.