Home Inspection Report Software
The generation of a
computerized Home Inspection report can greatly improve the
professional service that a Home Inspector provides each and
every customer. It also is the first line of defense when a
problem is discovered and someone questions the Home Inspector
and Inspection Report. Computers can be very powerful tools if
used to their potential and very frustrating if problems exceed
our limited computer skills.
A Closer Look Inspection Service (ACL) has been performing home inspections in the Texas home inspection market for the last 26 years. Lore Hemsell has been a Home Inspector for over 31 years. Jim Hemsell served on the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Inspectors Committee for 5 years and helped write the TREC Standards of Practice. They have been selling various Home Inspection report formats for the last 17 years to Texas inspectors.
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) has required specific formatting of our inspection reports for years. This has created a market for inexpensive and easy to use report formats that can work well in your market. These reports are well tested and used by over 4300 home inspectors in Texas for years. This popular Texas format can also be used in other states around the nation. Join the largest volume of Home Inspectors in the nation using a simple and dynamic Home Inspection Reporting System.
Many computer generated report programs are powerful programs that contain thousands of lines of computer code to help produce the report. The work to generate and support this code is expensive and developer propriety so the program is locked so no one can steal the code. Locking the code makes it harder to change and manipulate the program to make adjustments that become necessary as operating systems and other software changes over time. Inspection report software support is increasing supported by a per report charge that will tie you to the software company forever.
The ACL Report 2009 using a different concept and business model. We generate Microsoft Word templates and leave the template unlocked so you the Inspector can make changes to the format as your market and conditions dictate. All ACL Home Inspection Report 2009 templates operate the exact same way and have the same capabilities to support text and picture formats. The only difference is the extent that we have gone in and customized the report to specific formats. You buy the template once and use it as long as you are in business.
Why buy home inspection software ever again?
Microsoft Word is the powerful program
that is used to operate the template so these templates have all
the capabilities and file support of MS Word. Our Report 2009
Templates are Microsoft Word versions of a blank inspection
report so you will need to have MS Word (97 version or later) on
your computer to operate the template. Save the report as a new
file name and you are ready to go with the next inspection
report. Single click to activate the check boxes, open comment
field length, spell check, macro comment capabilities, insertion
of digital pictures and diagrams are all part of the power of
the Microsoft Word templates. A simple toolbar speeds you on
your way to using the report.
The Report 2009 templates come in seven different configurations and all require a version of Microsoft Word or Office installed on your computer.
The Report 2009 - Basic template looks and works just like the TREC form. The comment field expands as you insert more comments.
The Report 2009 - Intermediate template includes a series of check boxes to help you meet the TREC & ASHI Standards of Practice reporting requirements.
The Report 2009 - Professional - Texas template includes text that closely mirrors the TREC Standards of Practice and ASHI reporting requirements.
Our Report 2009 Professional - National template meets the TREC and ASHI reporting requirements and is now for sale on a nationwide basis. The Standards text is inserted in the comment sections of the report and can easily be changed or modified to fit your personal or state Standards of Practice. If you pick up some new verbiage at the next ASHI Conference, then you can easily type that information into your template once, save it and it is there for all your future reports.
We also have Report 2009 - Macro Text has over 700 repair and comment statements that I have developed and used in my home inspection business for the last 25 years. There are comments for new construction that reference the Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC) Performance Standards and common EIFS defects. The comments are coded to the report format numbering system and expandable to include your own comments. All auto text can be edited or deleted. Both templates are licensed for one office computer and one laptop computer.
Report 2009 - Phased Home Inspection templates are the Report 2009 Basic templates that have been modified to covering the foundation, framing and final phases. The templates come with select IRC 2000 excerpts to help quote the IRC 2000 when making repair comments and a reduced version of the Report 2009 Macro Text relating to new