Originally Posted By: rbracklow
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Eric is correct with regards to Paper Reports. Yes there are some HI's who still use Paper Reports, but who are only kidding themselves. I'm not downplaying the Paper Reports, but all successful HI's use Computer Generated Reports, this really reflects your professionalism!
Most high line Realtors only accept Computer Generated with Digital Photos. This is a must!!
Like all things, one can generally tell a newbie in the Industry by the way they provide their reports. Most newbies us the ITA like, Matrix Reports, which is great for starters. I used them for years, but it is almost imperative that experienced inspectors now use Computer Generated Reports.
I started using "ReportHost" I year ago or so, and find it very easy, straightforward and inexpensive to use. I was not ready to spend $3 to 4,000.00 on a full blown program with Lap Top, etc.
Also, I like the idea of doing your report at home and not having to spend an additional hour or so at the job site. That is just my preference. Many inspectors such as Joe Hagarty prefer to do them on site. Each has it's own benefit.
Many choices, but most agree, Computer Generated is the professional's choice and way to go!!
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