Technology-Advanced Home Inspectors
Why would you want a technically advanced inspector?
Home inspectors are by far the most mechanical agents in the real estate world. They’re the rough-and-tumble ones who have no problems with entering a filthy, spider-infested crawlspace. Most Home Inspectors prefer only tools that are of the time-tested, no-nonsense sort such as flashlights, cell phones, and clipboards with the occasional incomprehensibly technical testing device. This is an industry that typically moves slowly towards technological advancement. Buyer's Choice Home Inspection believes in integrating high technology into the performance of our Tampa Bay area home inspections when it can assist in finding problems, and identifying the cause of the problems. So why hire technology-advanced home inspectors that have cutting-edge technology at his or her disposal? It is all about thoroughness and accuracy.
As part of our "arsenal" of Inspection Locating/Identifying, Testing, Measuring and Diagnostic Equipment, we use:
- Combustible Gas Detector
- Moisture Meter
- Digital Manometer
- Laser Thermometer
- Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera
- Ultrasonic Plumbing Leak Detector
- Digital Hygrometer
- Electrical Circuit Analysis Tester
Ordering an Inspection
From the moment you request a home inspection. Millions of real estate transactions are processed each year in the United States. Almost all of them require some sort of home inspection. Technology has allowed savvy home inspectors to reduce the amount of work their clients need to do to order, track and receive home inspections. In the past, the primary mode of interaction between a home inspector and his or her clients was the telephone and fax machine. Clients would send requests via fax, and then often follow it up with a phone call to make sure it was received. Scheduling the home inspection meant more phone calls – a disruption for both the client and the home inspector.
But the modern, technologically advanced home inspector has a better method. Using tools like this web site – complete with the ability to order home inspections online – allows clients to shave valuable time off the process of ordering and scheduling home inspections. Technologies like a la mode's net.X network are advancing this concept even further, giving its users the ability to not only order home inspections, but track their progress all the way until delivery. No more annoying games of phone tag! The majority of our clients prefer to communicate via email, to include receiving their home inspection report.
Home Inspection management
In comparison to their counterparts in the real estate industry, such as agents and appraisers, home inspectors spend the most time in the field. This leaves very little time for business management tasks like book keeping, appointment scheduling and keeping up with client communications. Let alone marketing their services to get new business. And if the home inspector prefers to deliver more professional looking home inspection reports than a handwritten checklist, it means sacrificing even more field time to go back to the office and transcribe their notes.
Today's digital home inspector has several tools that can aid in allowing him or her to spend more time in the field. All while taking care of managing their business and delivering professional looking home inspection reports faster. Starting with tools like online ordering and scheduling, home inspectors can leave that task up to websites like this one and eliminate phone and fax tag. Their clients also appreciate the freedom to place their orders and inspection appointments online without the need of spending time on the phone.
Home inspectors are also minimizing downtime while away from the office with tools like XSites Mobile. They can manage their orders, e-mail, and inspection appointments from any Internet enabled mobile device, eliminating phone tag and interruptions while performing home inspections. All of this means that the home inspector can receive the order, schedule the inspection appointment, and deliver the home inspection report in a fraction of the time it once took.
Home Inspection Report
The home inspection report has been finished. Now how is the digital home inspector going to leverage his investment in technology to improve the delivery process? Modern home inspectors have forsaken the old handwritten inspection report and the print-and-snail mail route for a much more efficient electronic delivery system. Utilizing their ability to upload home inspection reports to their websites for automatic online delivery to their clients, a home inspector can deliver a report, complete with digital photos, through e-mail. Now, instead of waiting for the daily mail or trying to decipher a handwritten report, home inspection customers can simply log into their e-mail and retrieve their reports. All of this means faster, more efficient, and more professional home inspections that save everyone’s valuable time. However; for our clients who do not have, and sometimes have no desire to log into a computer, we always send printed hard-copies with CD-Rom, via priorirty mail service to everyone.
It is recommended that you choose a home inspector who is a Certified Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Registered Professional Inspector with the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI), and ICC code certified as a Residential Combination Inspector.
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