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How Mobile Devices are Taking Over Report Writing—Part Two

This is Part Two of a two-part post. If you missed Part One, read that first here. In Part One, we looked at how technology—and subsequently, report writing—has changed over…

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How Mobile Devices are Taking Over Report Writing—Part One

It wasn’t so long ago that all home inspection reports were handwritten. Today, less than 10% are handwritten. Computers and home inspection software have become more powerful, more reliable, simpler,…

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Why You Need Your Contract Accepted Before the Inspection – Part Two

In Part One, we looked at the importance of letting someone else set the rules, as well as giving your clients time to review the contract. We also mentioned how…

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Why You Need Your Contract Accepted Before the Inspection – Part One

Home inspectors need contractual agreements with their clients. These agreements set out the rules of the game. Good contracts align client expectations with the scope of work of a home…

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Why Home Inspectors Love Inspecting and Hate Report Writing – Part Two

In Part One, we discussed why inspecting, and talking, is so much easier than report writing. But why is report writing so hard? That’s what we’re talking about in this…

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Why Home Inspectors Love Inspecting and Hate Report Writing – Part One

It’s something many home inspectors think about. In this post, we’re going to show you why inspecting and talking are so enjoyable, and why report writing isn’t. Then we explain…

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What Your Clients Really Want in a Home Inspection Report – Part Two

What do your clients really want in their home inspection reports? In Part One, we started out by looking at the value of being short, concise, and explaining why things…

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What Your Clients Really Want in a Home Inspection Report – Part One

At Carson Dunlop, we wrote home inspection reports for many years and assumed that we knew what our customers wanted before we stopped to think. Eventually, we began to wonder…

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Macro and Micro – The Right Approach to Home Inspection

Home inspection is a science, but it’s also an art form. You need a process and a protocol. You need to go through the house in a certain order and…

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Our Perspective on Home Inspection Fees

We are often asked about fees for home inspection services by clients, real estate sales professionals, other home inspectors, and allied professionals. It’s an intriguing question. As an engineering company…

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Common report writing mistakes

5 Common Report Writing Mistakes Most Home Inspectors Make: Part Two

This is Part Two of a two-part post. If you missed Part One, you can view that here. In Part One, we looked at how being specific and concise can…

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Common report writing mistakes

5 Common Report Writing Mistakes Most Home Inspectors Make: Part One

As a home inspector, writing reports is one of the most important parts of your business. You may choose to write your reports manually or use home inspection software to…

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