Importance of Using the Right Properties in Your Inspections
A property inspection is typically a non-invasive, limited examination of the property, usually in relation to the sale of the property. Generally, home inspections are performed by a licensed home inspector who has the proper training and certifications to carry out these inspections. While it is possible to have a professional home inspector to inspect your property for you, this can become quite costly and not all homeowners are able or willing to outlay the money required for such professional service. However, there are several benefits to performing your own property inspection and these are the main reasons why:
First and foremost, you will save money. This is a very obvious reason. When a property inspector inspects a house or other structure, he is looking for the same things that you are: defects, structural integrity, and any signs of deterioration. If you hire someone else to do the job, you will only be charged for the parts that you don’t like. This means that by the time you notice anything wrong with your house, it may already be too late to repair it. On the other hand, by making your house or other selected properties accessible to the property inspector, before the sale takes place, you can get some money back (which is why some sellers insist on allowing their properties to be inspected by a professional).
Another benefit is that you can have a custom inspection report generated for your needs. Many times, if you are inspecting a specific property or a single building, you have to generate an individual report based on the information that you have gathered during the day. For example, if you were inspecting a multi-unit building, you would have to go through the building’s windows, doors, walls, ceiling, electrical system, plumbing system, and heating and cooling system in order to generate a report for the property inspector.
Let’s say that you want to have a custom-made inspection report for your needs. To do this, you have to create a basic report for each building or area that you want to inspect. However, what if the building or areas you want to inspect don’t have a lot of windows or other display spaces? You can easily create a custom-made report by using the outline color properties of the inspector tools. By using an outline color, you will be able to customize the inspector report based on the items that are displayed in multiple windows. If you were to highlight all the windows of one building or area, it would look cluttered and difficult to read.
Another benefit of utilizing the outline color is that you can also customize the inspector’s presentation based on the types of controls that are currently in use in the system. Let’s say that you are inspecting a Multi-Family dwelling. Naturally, you will need to make the majority of your Inspections based on the layout of the property. However, if you were to highlight the different rooms individually using the various controls, you may have trouble seeing the items that should be highlighted. When utilizing the inspector report tool, you can highlight items in multiple windows by simply highlighting the items that are currently selected in the inspector view.
Overall, the key areas in the inspector view include the title bar, the selected properties, the currently selected field to focus on in the inspector view and the custom inspector report. By taking the time to learn these key areas, you can quickly and easily become proficient in the Property Inspector and perform more effective Inspections. Once you have become more adept, you may even want to incorporate some of the more advanced functions that are available in the advanced version of the software such as AutoSave function and Auto reload function.