Dominic and HIP Software

I just completed my first home inspection report using Home Inspection Pro and it took about one hour and is full of photos and annotations. It took a little work on my part first. I modified an existing template that contained major systems and components only (no room by room bs) and just added my narratives to them. I was about to start using paper reports to save time. Great stuff.

Oh, one bad note. Dominic is losing his touch in email response time. Today, a Sunday, I had to wait almost a half an hour for a response. :twisted::cool:

Dom I talk you all up and your response time is lacking what’s going on :wink: lol

Folks I use this program to and once I had my templates built doing new inspections is a breeze. A third grader can understand this software. It’s really that easy.

He emailed me while I was in the shower. Guess I let the water run too long :mrgreen:

We expect you to come running buck naked and dripping wet. Just leave the cam off. I have other things to take care of lol :mrgreen:

LOL, maybe if I could find a good waterproof computer.

Dominic,

Forget Sunday showers. Some us have pizza dine in orders in process and need to finish the report. :cool:

Feel free to send some of those Pizza orders here, I like pepperoni :mrgreen:

yes HIP is very fast to use, both narrative & adding pictures, & the service is great,

but if Dom is going to be taking showers and eating and stuff like that,

Dom has done an excellent job developing his software, I totally agree Erol.

It really is amazing what a person can do with it even not practicing much before the first report, I have played around with it when I have had spare time, if I was not so fond of HomeGauge, and so used to doing reports with HomeGauge, I would definitely use Dominic’s software, very easy to use whether you are completely new to inspection software or have been using one product or another for years.

Dominic should be very proud of what he developed!

Warning: Possible thread drift infraction in the making. :wink:

Do they have Lou Malnati’s out there in San Bernadino county? My favorite and last night too!

Nope, this pizza pickings are slim in Southern California. We don’t have any of that good Chicago stuff.

I’ll put this in perspective how much time Dom put’s in for all of us. The code below is from only 1 page of my website. Think how much code it took to develop HIP. And he keeps on adding to it in between taking our calls 24/7. Well worth the money!

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Yeah, HIP’s somewhere around 50,000-60,000 lines of code right now. I haven’t added it up recently. But it’s really you guys and all your constant suggestions that make it so great. I just implement it :wink:

Don’t worry Dennis, we’re here for you. :mrgreen:

Especially when the code is primarily HTML. Search engines love HTML.