Sample Home Inspection Reports

Sample inspection reports

Great looking reports are a key to success in the home inspection profession. Helping your clients with a professional, easy-to-read report makes Horizon unique. Horizon is built from the home inspection knowledge and experience we have gained since 1978. We make Horizon the best it can be because we use it every day in our own home inspection business.

Horizon reports include:

  • A database of over 6,000 items. Remove and add items as you wish.
  • Ability to choose from over 250 title page designs.
  • Free access to over 1,700 color illustrations from Carson Dunlop’s Illustrated Home library ($275 value).
  • Spell-check and completion-check make you look good.
  • Navigation report tabs on each page make for easy reading and finding what you need.
  • 27 Ancillary forms to help you grow and build your business at no additional charge. View our ancillary form list.
  • Report archiving for 7 years – no need to worry about loss of data or computer crash.
  • Thousands of reference articles links to help educate your customers.
  • Implications are automatically added to help clients understand and to reduce your liability.
  • Free report upload and hosting.
  • Instant email confirmation notices and report delivery.
  • Easy, secure report access for customers with no passwords required.
  • Ability to prepare multiple versions of reports.
  • Report version history for Revisits, Summary Only, and Recommendations Only report.

Sample Reports

Our sample reports illustrate the simplicity, flexibility and elegance of Horizon. Remember, the options are almost unlimited. Our goal is to make you look good!

Full Home Inspection Sample Report
A beautiful, clean cover page begins this inspection report that includes executive summary, illustrations, implications, photos, links to technical articles, as well as your own custom narrative. A good example of the default contract, cover letter and invoice included here as well.

Home Inspector Sample
Here’s a good inspection report sample, courtesy of Gil Strachan at Electrospec. We love Gil’s philosophy of keeping the report elegantly simple and professional. Good use of photos and great example of a report with brief generalizations. Horizon’s reference articles and illustrations help make up the rest.

Summary Sample
When customers are looking for the major details in a quick overview, the Horizon Summary is the right tool. Many inspectors use this as a field report, and then follow up with the full report posted on the web.

Texas Inspection Report Sample
2 great reports in 1! A TREC inspection report to meet your standards and a premium Horizon report your clients will love!

Commercial Report Sample
This sample uses the set of Commercial Ancillary forms designed to meet and exceed ASTM standard for Commercial Inspection. The Commercial ancillary form set contains 14 forms available for an additional cost.

Sample Report Used In Home Inspection Training Program
Here is another Horizon report that is used as a sample in our home inspection training program. It is intended to show what a typical home inspection report may look like, and focuses on what information is important for the reader.

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What Our Clients Say

  • I picked up two new agents this week when I did an inspection on a house they had listed.  Both were so impressed with the report format and the way I word things that they declared they were going to use me as their “go to” inspector.  My wording has not changed in the way I report items.  So that means all of the credit goes to the Horizon report format.

    Tim Fuller, Fuller Home Inspections

  • Fantastic reporting system! The best tool in any home inspector’s bag isn’t always in the bag.

    Steve Love, McKenzie-Taylor Associates Ltd

  • After finding Carson Dunlop Horizon software I quickly realized that this was by far the most comprehensive report I could use. The descriptions, limitations, recommendations, and the added feature of implications library has sped up my report writing time by hours. Not to mention the mobile app has become my best friend at the inspection site. It saves me at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours per inspection and my clients are very impressed with the final report. Horizon software is a great time saving product and has given me a definite edge in the inspection field.

    Troy Owen – Owen Home Inspection

  • As president of the NE chapter (ORCIA, Oklahoma Residential Commercial Inspection Association) I meet with many inspectors monthly. I have looked at and tried many different inspection software programs. I have the best looking, easiest to understand report of any of them! I just wanted to drop a quick line and let you know I appreciate your services and quick response when things go awry. Keep up the great work.

    Ken Woolbright, Gold Star Home Inspections, LLC