Sample Home Inspection Reports

Sample inspection reports

Great looking reports are a key to success. 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.

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 an executive summary, illustrations, implications, photos, links to technical articles, as well as your own custom narrative. A good example of a cover letter is included here as well.

Home Inspector Sample
Here’s a good inspection report, courtesy of Jeff Luther at Home Probe. We love Jeff’s philosophy of keeping the report elegantly simple and professional. This report makes good use of photos. The REFERENCE tab at the end includes links to the entire Home Reference Book – another free feature of Horizon. This PDF text provides a great reference tool for clients.

Another Sample Report
This report has the Recommendations section at the front of each house system, so clients see the important information first. This helps improve readability and makes the layout flow better. The Recommendation section has been renamed to Findings and Recommendations. The Limitations section has been renamed Inspection Methods and Limitations. You can rename these sections to meet your needs. The report is only 19 pages but there is lots of information. And like all Horizon reports, the implications, illustrations and links to additional information have been dropped in automatically.

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. This sample of an executive summary includes a cover letter, a receipt and a copy of the inspection agreement.

Texas-trec-inspection-reportsTexas Inspection Report Sample
Complies to TREC 7-5 requirements for Texas Home Inspectors. Clients get two great reports in one! A premium Horizon report your clients will love, and a TREC report that provides the core information to meet the standards! Report writing is lightning fast. A single entry on the input side builds both the TREC report and the Horizon report. Low effort yields high returns!

Commercial Report Sample
This sample uses the Commercial Ancillary forms designed to comply with the ASTM Standard E 2018-08 for commercial inspection. This set of 14 forms is available at a special price of $495.

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.

Ancillary Report Samples:

Here are a few samples of some short ancillary reports. We have kept things simple and have not included much detail.

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 colour 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.
  • Ability to prepare multiple versions of reports
  • Free report upload and hosting.
  • Thousands of reference articles links to help educate your customers.
  • Instant email confirmation notices and report delivery.
  • Easy, secure report access for customers with no passwords required.
  • Implications are automatically added to help clients understand and to reduce your liability.
  • Report version history for Revisits, Summary Only, and Recommendations Only report.

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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

  • I am proud to say we have increased from three inspectors to ten since starting with Horizon in 2014. We also have three more currently in training. I only say this because Horizon is a significant part of our success. We are very pleased as well with the Horizon Commercial software.

    G Bryan, Houston TX.

  • I am still in “love” with Horizon. What is especially wonderful is how you continue to shape and improve the system without compromising its “roots”. What a great thing for small Companies in the rural areas to obtain the highest quality report writing in our profession, for a fair price. Ariel’s support is great! He is always fast to respond, and never makes us digital laymen feel inferior.

    David Steinman – Viewpoint Inspection