Home Inspection and Real Estate Forum for Home Inspectors and Real Estate Professionals
  [Search] Search   [Recent Topics] Recent Topics   [Hottest Topics] Hottest Topics  
[Register] Register / 
[Login] Login 
[Logo]












What is a Home Inspection?
Inspection Software  XML
Forum Index » Inspection Report Writing
Author Message
Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5227
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

Give them the opportunity. Send any software guy the link to this forum, they can register and we'll see who is best for you.

P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
asaphi
Maverick
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/18/2014 09:54 PM EDT
Messages: 89
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Offline

I am pro Home Inspector Pro as I have created my own Canadian Template. I even complete all my Inspections on site. All of my Business is completely electronic and no more trees lose their life because of me unless by special request from a client to have it printed. (never happened yet) I bring my laptop and go section by section as I have it set up and at the end add the photos and voila! Mark them paid and release the report via ISN. I even have my clients book online! It has increased business substantially. Last year I was looking for ideas how to get more inspections.

Jim Van Loosen
Certified Master Inspector, Certified Indoor Air Consultant, Infrared Certified, CEO, Professional Speaker, CEO and Founder at Canadian Home Inspectors Training Centre
ASAP Home Inspections and Environmental Testing
Phone: 905-410-6717
Toll Free: 855-410-6717
jim@asaphi.ca
www.asapreviewmasters.com
www.asapsurveybear.com
www.asapsocialmedia.com
www.getmorehomeinspections.com

Check out our Video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vByDozpN0A&list=PLBHNlEs4Dwmh1heutd0uZVm4zI8KCqjnM
www.asaphidef.com
[Email] [WWW]
Jesal
Liger

Joined: 06/23/2014 02:01 AM EDT
Messages: 14
Location: BC
Offline

There is a software which claims to be the best.

The guy is so cunning and convincing that I actually bought the software.

No where near what he claims-and refuses to give a refund and reply my e-mails


Be careful guys... www.BestInspectors.net .




This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 09/02/2014 06:42 PM EDT

Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5227
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

Let's invite him here to address the issue. I'll play moderator if you'd like me to- obviously your expectations haven't been met and perhaps there's a misunderstanding on his side. I'm sending an email now.

We can use this forum for good, and this is one of those times. Personally, I'm not a fan of the software currently. I haven't heard anything particularly bad about it, but I don't hear anyone talking about it and when I asked the owner if he was integrated with RecallChek, etc. (or if he would integrate), I didn't get a clear answer. If over 10% of my target audience would have a better experience because of such a simple integration, I would do it in a heartbeat. That's a bad business decision to me, and for that reason I don't have confidence in George compared to software companies like HIP, 3-D, and Horizon that are integrated with everything you use in your business every day.

We'll see if he can resolve your issues Jesal. Out of curiosity, what did you pay?

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 09/02/2014 06:46 PM EDT


P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
Jesal
Liger

Joined: 06/23/2014 02:01 AM EDT
Messages: 14
Location: BC
Offline

Well, i paid over $450 ( with the conversion) but i have decided to throw away the software.

You can try Nathan, but I am doubtful because I have written it off as a bad decision.

Not blaming anyone here, just cautioning others to be safe.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 09/03/2014 12:13 AM EDT

Chad D
Batman
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/24/2014 08:55 AM EDT
Messages: 783
Location: Marquette Heights (Peoria) IL
Offline

Jesal wrote:There is a software which claims to be the best.

The guy is so cunning and convincing that I actually bought the software.

No where near what he claims-and refuses to give a refund and reply my e-mails


Be careful guys... www.BestInspectors.net .




[/quote

I've talked with the owner at length. He wanted to do a demo of his product via go to meeting, or something like that, but said it wouldn't work on a mac. I asked him if he could record a video of the mac based versions and I never heard from him about it. Since then I have found HIP and have dabbled with the trial version. I want to go ahead and get it, but I put my money towards a Zefon Bio Pump Plus instead.

Chad Dunham
Eagle's Nest Inspections
Home Inspections
203K Consulting
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing
Radon Testing
Mold Testing
309-323-0252
http://www.peoriailhomeinspections.com
[WWW]
Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5227
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

I sent an email off to him. $450 isn't a small amount of money, and the inspection industry is very small. If you had spent $450 with me and were dissatisfied, I'd send you a check just for reputation's sake.

Still, there's always two sides to the story. I think it's only fair to hear his.

P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
Jeremiah Anderson
P. Diddy
[Avatar]

Joined: 08/02/2014 01:45 PM EDT
Messages: 611
Location: Blaine, MN
Offline

When I started my company in 2003 I made the decision to use HomeGauge and I have been using HG ever since. I do wish Russell would get the "integration" completed because we are spending extra time on every report with the double data entry of customer information in both HG and RecallChek.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." ~Dr. Seuss

Chief Of Operations
J.B. Anderson Inspections Inc.
www.jbandersoninspections.com
www.jbandersoninspectionsconcierge.com
www.minneapolishomeinspectionguide.com
www.minneapolishomeinspections.net
www.minnesotahomewarranty.net

763-350-8509
[Email] [WWW]
Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5227
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

I don't know where Russell is with it. If it were me I'd call 4 times a day

As for BestInspectors.net, no response to my email nor any posts here. If there are two sides to the story I guess we'll never know, it seems incredibly foolish to me to ignore the second most visited message board in the home inspection industry.

P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
paul@capitalinspect.com
Cupcake

Joined: 09/06/2014 07:59 AM EDT
Messages: 6
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia
Offline

We found the HIP works best for our company needs. We find it user friendly. The SUPPORT is out of this world. Make sure you look at a few until you figure out what works best for you.

Paul DeFelice
[Email] [WWW]
Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5227
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

paul@capitalinspect.com wrote:We found the HIP works best for our company needs. We find it user friendly. The SUPPORT is out of this world. Make sure you look at a few until you figure out what works best for you.


One of many reasons we'll have Dominic at our conference!

P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
William Chandler
General
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/23/2014 04:28 AM EDT
Messages: 1358
Location: Florida
Offline

I have bought (and used) two software packages prior to HG. Nothing wrong with them but they just don't have the resources to keep up with HG or HIP. the problem I had with both was in emailing the
reports - they don't have a cloud. IMO, no cloud, no point. I too wish HG would link up with RecallCheck and as much as I like my southern girl, sooner or later ease of reporting will win out and I'll head west if necessary.
Software guys need to understand one thing - it's about the inspector. No inspector, no need for software. Some of them have it backward.

Property360, LLC
www.TheBuildingInspector.net
www.360pestpro.com
www.inspectnewhome.com
www.property360concierge.com
www.mold360.com
homeinspectionflorida.us/
jacksonvillehomeinspectionguide.com
orlandohomeinspectionguide.com
thecommercialbuildinginspector.com
ASHI Certified Inspector
Certified Master Inspector
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts"
[WWW]
Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5227
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

Please remember to tell the West Coaster your reason for switching. And our southern friends

I don't get it either. We've been told the integration is coming, I can't wait to tell the world that this long-running software firm that everyone says is so easy to use is also making your business more efficient! For now, HIP, 3-D, and Horizon get dozens of referrals monthly from us along with our other integrated partners.

P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
TriCounty
Wizard
[Avatar]

Joined: 10/03/2014 09:39 PM EDT
Messages: 186
Location: Wisconsin
Offline

I used AHIT InspectIt for years and years and years. I demoed 4-5 software programs last winter and ended up staying with InspectIt over the summer. I tried the new InspectIt that is tablet and cloud base hoping it would be an easy conversation and AHIT is a local company located just a few miles from my house. I did the trial period and spent a lot of time (15-20 hours) getting everything set up. Complete waste of time. As of 8 months ago, they were no where near as good as Horizon, Home Inspector Pro, or Home Gage.

I committed to a webinar on a week night that was also a waste of time. They could not get anything going and did not answer any questions from anyone. I e-mailed them questions and did not get a response.

Just switched to Home Inspector Pro and am just getting started getting everything together.

It looks like AHIT will be in Las Vegas this year with there product so maybe they have things fixed.

AHIT if you are reading this you need to work on your customer service with this program. I would love to use your product and speak highly of it but I need to know it is going to get the job done. I don't have another 20 hours to waste.

Aaron Marjala MBA, MSM
Certified Inspection Expert
Master Home Inspector
Tri County Home Inspection, LLC
262.225.6998
414.433.4983
888.290.7646
WisconsinInspection.com
MinnesotaInspection.com
IllinoisInspection.com
Aaron@WisconsinInspection.com
[Email] [WWW]
Greg Pownall
Wizard
[Avatar]

Joined: 07/01/2014 08:35 PM EDT
Messages: 174
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Offline

Does anyone use Tap Inspect ? Strictly iPad, solid program. Micheal Wirth, the Developer, has been nothing but supportive especially after hours and a few Sundays when I needed him. This was actually the first software that helped me deliver onsite, sync with the other Inspectors, send..
[Email] [WWW]
 
Forum Index » Inspection Report Writing
Go to:   
© 2014 Inspector Services Group