Some inspections go quickly. Others take many hours to perform. Occupied homes take more time than vacant homes. You need more time if your client is accompanying you on the inspection. Older homes take longer. Larger homes take longer. Each ancillary inspection takes additional time to perform. Travel time has to be factored in. InterNACHI’s free, online Time Slot Estimator can help you (or whoever answers your phone) to schedule your inspections at the right times with enough (but not too much) time in between.
Here’s how to use InterNACHI’s Time Slot Estimator:
First, set up the light gray “Your Standard Times” box by entering the additional minutes each field requires. You might have to adjust these over time to get them right.
Then, when each new inspection appointment comes in, fill out the white “Today’s Inspection” box and hit the “Calculate Time>>” button at the bottom.
The Time Slot Estimator will then tell you how much time you need to schedule for that inspection.
Over time, you can adjust the gray “Your Standard Times” box depending on whether you need more or less time to complete the inspection.