Inspector’s Guide: Create Captivating Reports

Posted on December 7th, 2017

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson If you’re looking for ways to improve the appearance, delivery and overall impact your reports make –

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5 Report Writing Mistakes Every Inspector Should Avoid [Video]

Posted on October 26th, 2017

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes,” – Oscar Wilde,  Author At some point, every inspector is likely to make a mistake when writing a report – it’s

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10 Habits to Improve the Productivity of Your Inspections

Posted on August 25th, 2017

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” -Paul J. Meyer, Founder of Personal Development Industry At Horizon,

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The Future of Home Inspection Education: Virtual Apprenticeship

Posted on January 24th, 2017

Everyone agrees apprenticeship is important. It adds real world experience to ‘book learning’ to complete the education process. It is required by over 150 trades (including plumbers and electricians) and

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How Mobile Devices are Taking Over Report Writing—Part Two

Posted on February 27th, 2015

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

Posted on February 26th, 2015

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

Posted on February 25th, 2015

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

Posted on February 24th, 2015

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

Posted on February 20th, 2015

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

Posted on February 19th, 2015

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

Posted on February 18th, 2015

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

Posted on February 17th, 2015

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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