What Does a Home Inspection Report Look Like?
The home inspection report is an important aspect of the buying process. The report will provide you with detailed information about the condition of your future home. If you are a first time home-buyer, you may not be familiar with home inspection reports and how to navigate or understand them. Similarly, if you haven’t purchased a home in several years, you may be unfamiliar with the technology of today’s reports.
We’ve included some tips below to help you get the most out of our home inspection report.
1. Delivery of Our Report
Our web-based reports are delivered digitally to you the same day as your inspection. It is viewable across all device platforms such as desktop, mobile, iPad, etc. Our interactive report emphasizes what's important with HD photos, embedded video, easy navigation, automated summaries and agent tools like our Repair Request Builder.
2. Sidebar Navigation
On the left side of our home inspection report is the sidebar navigation. You can instantly jump to different sections of the report by clicking on the desired segment. Sections that contain repair recommendations will have a blue circle with the number of suggested repairs or improvements for that particular section.
3. Viewing Options
Directly beneath the main picture of the house, you will find a blue bar that contains button options that allow you to view the full report, view a summary of the suggested repairs/improvements, or view only the significant/safety related items listed within the report. For your added convenience, there is also a button that enables you to download the full report or summary report as a PDF document.
4. Individual Sections
Each section will contain information about that particular item or component. There are also subsections that include more specific details about particular items or components that fall under the main section label. For example, lighting fixtures and receptacles can be found under the electrical section. If repairs or improvements are recommended within a particular section, then one or more high-resolution photos, along with a description, will be displayed in a color-coded box. Clients can further view any included photos in a full-screen lightbox to examine hard-to-see details. Long comments and descriptions are stored in expandable text boxes to keep the report clean and understandable.
5. Report Tools (For Real Estate Agents)
Our state-of-the-art home inspection reports have built-in tools to help make the Real Estate Agent’s life a little easier. Once the report has been finalized and repair requests have been discussed with the buyer, the agent can take advantage of the “Report Tools” tab located in the upper right corner of our home inspection reports. One of the most popular tools is the Repair Request Builder, which allows agents to quickly create and share a repair request document directly from our home inspection report. The document includes photos, videos and customizable text, and can be shared by the agent via email or text message.
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Buying or selling a home in the Triangle area? Our detailed home inspection consists of a thorough examination of all systems and components of the home. See one of our sample home inspection reports and read our 5-star home inspection Triangle area reviews. We’re always here to answer any questions, whether it’s weeks, months or years after your home inspection. Let our local, Triangle area home inspectors help you make an informed decision.
New Leaf Home Inspections provides home inspection services to all of the counties located in the Triangle area.