A Few Random Questions

First, thank you to all of you who regularly contribute to this board! I’m preparing to start my inspection business and I have found the answers to dozens of questions I’ve had by searching through old posts here. That said, I did have a couple questions I’d appreciate anyones imput on.

First, after testing out several software options I believe I’ve decided to use Tap Inspect, at least at first, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice on putting disclaimers or the scope on the report? I don’t know if its best to just copy that from the interNACHI sop (I will already use their agreement) or if those that include them typically write their own? I know some software includes some of this but I don’t think it makes sense for me to buy an expensive software when starting out.

Second, I am located near Dayton, OH and was wondering if anyone has any insight on the licensing program in Ohio. I shaddowed a local inspector a few times this summer and his advice was to get certified here and not to wait on the state. But, should I go ahead and take the NHIE? I’ve herad great things aboput it on here… and I dont want to waste my time if I wont end up having to take it. Or is there anything else I should be doing in the meantime?

Thanks Again!

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Patrick there are many videos on YouTube on how to customize Tap Inspect. You can make any adjustments you need in the software. I recommend adjusting the software to be compliant with your states SOP. Download the free trials and experiment.

Thank you! I have tried out several softwares. I’m watching that video now. I am mostly confused on adding the scope or any disclaimers to the report. Not how to do it, but what exactly I should be adding, if anything.

Patrick I have a template for an 11 month inspections. I have a template for the South Carolina standard of practice for a regular detailed home inspection.

A good example, let’s take for instance the section “exterior”. You can add in the header what is required to inspect on the exterior and what is not required by the home inspector to inspect on the homes exterior. Even though you may have already given your client a copy of the SOP this is a nice reminder as they browse through the report.

Welcome to our forum, Patrick!..Enjoy! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Patrick, ask InterNACHI’s attorney at FastReply@InterNACHI.org