Elite MGA Top Picks for Home Inspector Apps

Paper reporting is time-consuming, often hard to read, and not always accurate, unlike using the new home inspector appsElite MGA E&O Insurance.  Computer-aided reporting has surpassed paper in efficiency and time-saving. Plus, many software packages also include a business suite for managing everything, and not just producing reports.  There’s no shortage of reporting software on the market, and InterNACHI lists several that could serve you and your business well. Here are four of them that we also recommend:

Home Gauge

The Home Gauge inspection software many varieties of pre-made forms for various types of inspections that home inspectors and building inspectors might need.  These forms include single-family and multifamily residences, and they also include commercial properties and forms for other special inspections such as termite inspections. As an inspector, you can easily print reports on-site, and/or email them to your the customer.
Features of Home Gauge include:
  •         Extensive selection of forms for various situations.
  •         Ability to make custom forms using the template creation.
  •         Wide compatibility range from Windows 8 to XP, except for Win RT.
  •         Unfortunately, it is not natively Mac compatible.
  •         Ability to easily host your website through Home Gauge.
  •         Uploading of photos and videos to the reports.
  •         Ability to attach documents and other files.

Horizon

The Horizon home inspection software primary focus is the speed, reporting, and accuracy. The software makes reporting easy for anyone to use, because it guides the user step by step through the report, and gives an alert if there’s an omission.  The Horizon software does not state clearly whether their products are compatible with both Mac and PC.  However, the mobile app is compatible with the iPad.
Features of Horizon include:
  •         Cloud-based file storage
  •         Technical reference library
  •         Interactive, searchable database
  •         Work and scheduling tools
  •         Appointment scheduling
  •         Automated contract acceptance
  •         Business reporting

3D Inspection System

The 3D Inspection System software promotes its ability to be a time-saving tool making inspection reporting simple and easy.  The 3D Inspection System software’s goal is to be an all-in-one product that streamlines the inspector’s process.  Everything that’s required to make an inspection report and then send it to the customer is available by using your computer or mobile phone.
Features of 3D Inspection System include:
  •    Searchable contact database
  •    Searchable job site database
  •    Photo upload and management
  •    Invoicing clients
  •    Creating contracts
  •    Auto-generated report email to customer
  •    Smart writing with auto-sentence generator
  •    All reporting materials on one scrollable page
  •    Accepts custom forms
  •    Compatible ONLY with PC, Android, and Windows

Home Inspector Pro

Home inspector pro for Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone & iPad to allow you to quickly and efficiently perform home inspections. With this commercial and home inspection report software in hand, you will be able to easily compete with larger inspection corporations. Our home inspection software designed in cooperation with home inspectors who were tired of other programs not living up to their expectations. Home Inspector Pro is currently being used in at least 19 countries and nine languages that we know of (English, French, Italian, Spanish and German). View an animated tutorial overview of our inspection software. We now have templates for home inspections, commercial inspections, mold, septic tank, pool inspections and more. Users can share their inspection templates with each other through our message boards.
A few of the features we found beneficial:
  •   Easily create a template for every type of inspection you perform. For example, load one template for a commercial inspection then switches to your residential home inspection template for your next job
  •   Tablet friendly
  •   Ability to upload inspection reports for real estate agents, home buyer/seller, and you to view for up to 5 years.
  •   Allows you to upload reports and email a link to the report in one easy step.
  •   Add unlimited photographs and thermal photos anywhere in your report, edit them within the program.
  •   Specific template for Texas (TREC 7-5) inspectors.
  •   Compatible with Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows XP through Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit machines)!