Home Inspection Report Writing

Home Inspection Report Writing: when you’re creating a home inspection report using HomeInspectionReportsSoftware, the report is already being created for you, while you are simply typing or tapping an “X” into a preformatted checkbox list of items.

With this software, you no longer have to try to remember hundreds (or thousands) of database items, because most of those conditions are already there, in the software, in the main report module.  When you place an “X” at a line item on the field checklists, that automatically places an “X” on those DDID preformatted complex statements in your main report, so you don’t have to recreate all those hundreds of DDID statements from scratch.

What could be easier?  Check out http://HomeInspectionReportsSoftware.com to see for yourself.  Beware of database programs that force you to try to have to remember a thousand conditions.  This software has them already listed for you, in 10 different Categories.  So when  you’re looking at HVAC, you click on the HVAC checklist.  Simple.  Then make your “X”s after the brief field checklist line items.  When you’re looking at Structural items, click on the Structural category field checklist and make an “X” after the line items that you see as deficiencies.  While you’re doing that, what you won’t see until you are ready to create the main report: all those “X”s you made in the field have been automatically also placed after the DDID statements in the main report to remain.  Then all you have to do is delete those DDID statements that don’t apply.  What could be easier?

Checklists during residential inspections

Checklists during residential inspections are critical.  Without a checklist (actually a series of checklists) your home inspection is doomed.  Conversely, usage of an excellent home checklist can make your inspection a joy to perform.  Read more to understand why:

It is crucial that the checklist(s) you use are an integral part of the software driving your Report.  If phrased properly, your Checklist(s) can actually perform 90% of the function of the first “D” in your DDID required statements in your main Report (from just the Category Header):


And the Category Detail Line Items can drive the second “D” (Determine) in your Report.

It takes a very focused series of professional checklist to extract the essence of what you’re seeing during your inspection.  The level of word-smithing involved needs to be unparalleled in the home inspection industry.

Why: because you are trying, with merely a word or two, or even with the entry of an “X” to adequately Describe what you’re seeing in the residence being inspected (and in the Category Detail section, to Determine the condition).  And the amount of words on the checklists have to be brief and to the point, otherwise, the list items will be too long and cumbersome and harder to read either on a printed piece of paper or on a hand-held electronic device that you are using in the field to document your findings.

checklists during residential inspections

checklists during residential inspections: Click image to see the HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS page.

This is why HomeInspectionReportsSoftware® developed HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS™:  so that you can use the Checklist(s) to easily scan through them, as you address each of the main 10 Category Headings of a home inspection.  What makes this so good?

1.  The items in the Category Headers are short and to the point and adequately Describe the various conditions you’re bound to discover, most of the time, with ample allowance for “Other” items you can insert for special custom headings.

2.  Most of the items in the Checklist you select by the simple act of inserting an “X” into the various applicable checkboxes.  About time using a home inspection Checklist was this easy!

3.  Each of the Category Header items in that part of each HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS™ are color-coded, a pleasant, pastel background, so that you understand that you are looking at a different element, and to help you find your place, while your eyes move from the home you are inspecting to the CheckList(s).  Not just a dull, all black & white boring, hard to find your place checklist. Oh no: something easier on the eyes and brain, to keep you oriented, each step of the way.  And headings use bold text where appropriate, so that you understand what heading item you are reviewing at each step.  Now why hasn’t anyone thought about this and improved this until now?  Maybe because the HomeInspectionReportsSoftware® and HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS™ forms and software were directly developed by a Licensed Home Inspector who also happens to be a Licensed Architect who designs homes every day.  In other words: the same type of person developed this software as the people to be using it: other home inspectors, in the field, on the ground, sweating, walking miles during an inspection, needing to have as much mobility and ease of use as possible.

4.  Lest you think the “I” and the last “D” have been forgotten, far from it: The HomeInspectionReportsSoftware® has hundreds and hundreds of fully fleshed-out paragraphs with the complete “DDID” (Describe, Determine, Implication, Direct) paragraphs PRE-FORMATTED and ready for your use, once your HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS™ “tell” (or inform) the Main Report module that a particular line item exists in the home you are inspecting.  At that point, the simple “X” that you placed on your CheckList(s) alert the Main Report to include those DDID paragraphs!  Amazing.  That makes it simple to then complete the actual report, once you are done with your field inspection, using only the HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS™.  Simple.  Easy.  Detailed.  Fast.


Now you see why checklists during residential inspections are critical to making your home inspection practice more thorough and more efficient.  Buy HomeInspectionReportsSoftware™, one of the few inspection software available that have their checklists electronically linked to the Report and the Summary.

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best home inspection software

best home inspection software: HomeInspectionReportsSoftware®.

HomeInspectionReportsSoftware® is featured on the ArCH: Architects Creating Homes website, in their online store.  ArCH stands for quality and Licensed Architects helping to Improve Residential Architecture.  Only the best products are featured on that website.  ArCH is a global professional society of Licensed Architects who specialize in residential architecture.  Only the best home Architects are members of ArCH, using the best products on the Earth.

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Click image to see the HomeInspectionReportsSoftware store page on this website.

Also, HomeInspectionReportsSoftware® is the product of CHI, itself a Licensed Home Inspection company, that has been developing this software for about a decade, to make it better than anything else. Software written by practiced, Licensed Home Inspectors, not by some large computer programming company.  Created right here in the USA, by citizens of the United States, who are hard-working. licensed home inspectors, just like you.  You may be surprised to know that some other inspection software is created in other countries.  That has to make you wonder if they truly understand the requirements here in the USA.

Here are Just a few of the great features of this software:

  1.  YOU can modify it.
    That’s right.  You can customize it to suit your practice.  See the next point to understand how.
  2. HomeInspectionReportsSoftware® is written as a MS Office Excel template (about a dozen different modules (“sheets”) that link to each other).  In other words, if you already know how to operate a spreadsheet (and what business person these days doesn’t?) you already know about 90% of what you need to know to use and further enhance the software to make it have just about anything you want it to have.
  3. About a thousand pre-existing Category Detail Line Item and Category Header items that you can declare as being present during your inspection, by simply entering an “X” into a checkbox!  About time inspection software got this simple.
  4. You call up one of 10 HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS™, then look through the Category Header items, then the Category Detail Line Items, entering an “X” in a checkbox for everything you see that exists in the inspection, that is on the CheckList(s).  Simple.  Fast.  Easy.
  5.  When You REALLY Want to Know™.  That’s this software’s trademarked motto.  It has more detail that just about anything else there is.   For your Clients that really want to know what’s going on at the home you are inspecting for them.

Click image to see larger image of portion of just one Category Header section of the best home inspection software.

6.  If you want to insert custom items for the few things you might happen to see that are not already on the detailed CheckList(s), you can do that.  because this is Excel!  Simple.  Not like other sofwares that are database oriented that hide all of your checklist items.  No sir.  HomeInspectionCheckList HIRS™ are right there, visible.

7.  Made to be used by a powerful and compact tablet computer (see System Requirements), so that you enter things ONCE in the field, and your answers (mainly “X”s in boxes) drive other software that selects more detailed DDID paragraphs in the main Report module.  In other words, this is the best home report software because it leverages your first instance of answers to toggle other aspects of the Report and the Summary, making you job ultra simple to produce the final report: just delete those paragraphs of pre-formatted and pre-written DDID statements that don’t apply, keeping those that do (selected by your field choices), insert your field photos, then delete the Summary items Not selected (keeping those that the software has flagged, and you are just about done!


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HomeInspectionReportsSoftware.com website

HomeInspectionReportsSoftware.com has established its website and this is its first post.

However, don’t think that the products available on this website are anything but the brainchild of extremely experienced Home Inspectors and Architects whom have been focused on residential home inspection and architecture for over 40 years.

CHI (Cashiers Home Inspectors, LLC) is the Home Inspection company behind HomeInspectionReportsSoftware.com.   CHI has produced very detailed Home Inspection software over the years, based on their in-field experiences and from their sister architectural firm, that designs homes nationwide,  and desires to have a better way to perform home inspections.  HOME ARCHITECT, PLLC is another company that has had input into not only the proper way to design and detail homes across the USA but has also provided their thoughts over the years, as to how a home inspection can bring important issues to light, of interest and concern to the Clients of Home Inspectors.

The main focus is to IMPROVE HOME INSPECTION, while making it more automated, using electronic devices in the field, that auto-report to a master Report, using the Field CheckLists provided with the HomeInspectionReportsSoftware™ software.  Check out HomeInspectionReportsSoftware ®.