Picking up from another thread on a different topic.
I agree that report writing takes almost as long as the inspection and sometimes longer. There are software solutions that speed up data input to some degree but those reports usually migrate into longer products that end up taking as much or more time. I see long reports and short reports that cause me to question. However, this is a consulting business based on first impression personal opinion and it is impossible to cause reports to be similar regarding the same house. Over-regulation has proved that.
Regulation contributes to the problem by requiring reporting items that are no longer relevant when the cost of the home is concerned. The product has become overdeveloped from a regulatory perspective. If you want to do a 50-page report then fine do it. If you want to do a 3-page report then fine do it. Just make sure your contract says what you’re going to do. There is a market for a lesser inspection. if the client agrees to the service no one should judge the inspector.