Home inspection software is a software suite designed for use by professionals who are tasked with making safety inspection of private residences. Most of these software suites are fully customizable, making it possible for inspectors to adapt the field to comply with local standards and regulations. At Always Guarding You Home inspectors, we use this software to help streamline the process of inspecting Long Island properties and streamlining reports, since relevant data is directly entered into the fields before being sorted using an appropriate report format.
Arguably, the most arduous task during any home inspection in Long Island is manually checking off various items as they are inspected, then compiling and organizing an inspection report using hard copy documents. However when home inspection software is used, all this data can be entered using page templates featuring fields that are relevant to each portion of the inspection. Once the job is done, generating a report is as easy as selecting desired format, reviewing the resultant document, and then printing it out or emailing to the jurisdiction, owner, or entity that authorized the inspection.
At the moment, there are many home inspection software packages on the market, and NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) lists several that could serve you and your business well. By far, the most comprehensive home inspection reporting system that Always Guarding You Home inspectors would recommend is the Report Form Pro App that allows inspectors to go through the entire home inspection process from their mobile devices.
Here are three other top home inspection software packages:
This home inspection reporting software focuses on speed and accuracy of reporting. While the company (HORIZON) doesn’t state whether their products are compatible with both PC and Mac, their mobile app is compatible with iPads. Some of the features of this product include:
* Business reporting
* Automated Contract acceptance
* Work and scheduling tools
* Cloud based file storage
* An interactive, searchable database
* A technical reference library.
2. 3D Inspection System
This software suite is promoted as a time saving tool designed to simplify the reporting process. An all-in-one product includes everything needed to prepare an inspection report and send it back to the client via a computer or smart mobile device. Key features include:
* Auto-generating reports
* Smart writing with auto-sentence generator
* Searchable jobsite and contact databases
* Compatible with PC, Windows and android.
* Invoicing and contracts management
* Photo management
3. Home GAUGE
This software suite offers lots of pre-made forms for various types of inspection; from single family and multi-family homes to commercial properties. It also includes forms for special inspection including termite inspections. It allows the inspector to print reports on-site, or simply email them to the client.
* Custom form template creation
* Wide compatibility ranging from windows 10 to XP
* Compatible with photos and videos
* Allows website hosting through Home Gauge
* Not Mac compatible
Computer aided inspection reporting is here to stay. It makes you job easier and saves lots of time. What’s more, the technology involved is constantly being upgraded to meet the ever-changing demands of home inspections. If you are a long island home inspector, now is a great time to start using these nifty tools to make your job easier and delight your clients with increased value. You only need a few weeks of training to learn how to use the software.