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RickSab
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I've used Home Gauge since I started in 2008. It took some time to get used to it. They don't seem to come near Chicago with any of their training.
I don't like that I would have to pay for their cloud services just to propagate the client info into ISN. I've never used their online services. I always delivered reports directly to the client in a PDF. Now I use ISN. I never knew what I was missing.
I don't need their scheduling services or delivery with ISN.
I think thats the way of the future. You can't be everything in the report writing software. Let the ISN pros integrate the other services and just be the best report writing software.

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Unfortunately, this is what the industry has evolved to - software, pictures and video. Sad. Our goal is the delivery of a 5 page report with pertinent information rather than 100 pictures of nothing. Pictures promote inept and lazy inspectors. Try doing a report with only relevant information once instead of a color brochure.

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I am working my way towards a work around on the inspection software we use to enable me to perform another inspection in a day and still complete all by the end of the day.
I had a great conversation with Gary Smith last weekend on doing more inspections and hire a person other than an inspector to help me accomplish this.
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scotbaker wrote:I am working my way towards a work around on the inspection software we use to enable me to perform another inspection in a day and still complete all by the end of the day.
I had a great conversation with Gary Smith last weekend on doing more inspections and hire a person other than an inspector to help me accomplish this.


we do 3 every day, I write while me helper drives to the next house, almost every da reports are done when we get home.

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Have anyone test out InspectIT from AHIT? I am still debating on what is the bet software to use any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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TushayHomeInspection wrote:Have anyone test out InspectIT from AHIT? I am still debating on what is the bet software to use any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.


Maybe it is just because of our position in the market, or maybe it is theirs, but I hear nothing about AHIT's software other than how inspectors are trying to move away from it.

I prefer the tried and true, in no particular order:

HIP
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Horizon
HomeGauge

You'll see them at every conference. Each with thousands of users. It's not by accident.

There are a number of other great ones on our integrators page, all hungry for your business.

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TushayHomeInspection wrote:Have anyone test out InspectIT from AHIT? I am still debating on what is the bet software to use any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.


I signed up for AHIT's software while I was taking the class. I used it on 3 inspections. Glad I got out from under it. Very congested with unneeded information. Although all of the info it requires does CYA. I'd recommend HIP, but other out there will tell you about other software.

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TushayHomeInspection
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Thanks for the feedback Chad. I'm test driving HomeGauge and then HIP after.

Anyone have any feedback for Home Gauge or HIP?

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Nathan wrote:
TushayHomeInspection wrote:Have anyone test out InspectIT from AHIT? I am still debating on what is the bet software to use any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.


Maybe it is just because of our position in the market, or maybe it is theirs, but I hear nothing about AHIT's software other than how inspectors are trying to move away from it.

I prefer the tried and true, in no particular order:

HIP
3-D
Horizon
HomeGauge

You'll see them at every conference. Each with thousands of users. It's not by accident.

There are a number of other great ones on our integrators page, all hungry for your business.


I tried AHIT's software first on recommendation from a friend who uses it. Apparently though his was microsoft word based and he didn't know they went to strictly cloud based. It never worked, constantly glitched and was a pain in the ass to use, I chalked it up to a waste of money and never even used it and started test driving software. Found Homegauge to be the right fit for me and the easiest to use.

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A_Carl
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I use HG, really like it for the most part. However, I like to color code my reports for various categories but find no way to do it effectively where it keeps them distinctly separate in the general summary. If you make any comments, they all end up in the general summary. In other words, if Iwant a category for cosmetic = blue, Safety = green, and repair or replace=red I currently find no where to separate them so they don't all end up in the general summary in comments together. I want a separate report that only has repair or replace comments showing, but haven't found a way to do it so the other comments for cosmetic or any other category that doesn't warrant immediate attention doesn't get collected on the general summary. If you follow me on this, is anyone aware of a program that makes this easy to do?

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scotbaker
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A_Carl wrote:I use HG, really like it for the most part. However, I like to color code my reports for various categories but find no way to do it effectively where it keeps them distinctly separate in the general summary. If you make any comments, they all end up in the general summary. In other words, if Iwant a category for cosmetic = blue, Safety = green, and repair or replace=red I currently find no where to separate them so they don't all end up in the general summary in comments together. I want a separate report that only has repair or replace comments showing, but haven't found a way to do it so the other comments for cosmetic or any other category that doesn't warrant immediate attention doesn't get collected on the general summary. If you follow me on this, is anyone aware of a program that makes this easy to do?

Yes. it's called HomeGauge. I am working on a new template with the comments colored for each summary as you mentioned above. You have to make a new summary and assign it a comment color.
Go here to see different HG examples. You do not need to be a member. http://www.nachi.org/forum/f83/time-vote-which-homegauge-inspection-report-best-winner-gets-500-a-106666/
A friend and I created a Facebook HG users Group (146 members now). Ask to join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeGaugeUsers/.
Very powerful software, over 700 inspections into it and still learning. That is why I am redesigning and taking my report to the next level.
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Whisper Reporter can also do what you want, (and more,) for future reference. Good Luck!

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And for the record, I'm changing to HIP. Whisper's mobile apps are limited. Whisper is very powerful, tho'.

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Thanks Scot. HG has too much going for it to change up if I can find a resolution as you indicate is possible. I will make a visit to these sites and see what I can learn.

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scotbaker
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A_Carl wrote:Thanks Scot. HG has too much going for it to change up if I can find a resolution as you indicate is possible. I will make a visit to these sites and see what I can learn.

We have members of the HG support team on the FB forum, quick response. Here is the HG Youtube page, great videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HomeGaugeSoftware
 
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