Inspectify wants to normalize consistency in home inspections: technical review

    In the same way that LegalZoom removed the intimidation of speaking with a lawyer, Inspectify’s quick request and clear, classified reports remove the pain of knowing a buyer’s home needs to be in business after closing.

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    Inspectify is software for scheduling, executing and acting on home inspection reports.

    platforms: browser application; mobile for inspectors
    perfect for: All agents, teams and brokerage

    Top selling points:

    • Branded Inspection Booking Landing Page
    • Simple consumer scheduling and ordering
    • Full white card available
    • Quick onboarding
    • Calendar and scheduling system

    The greatest interest:

    Not to worry here, other than those dealerships with existing, productive inspector relationships may not find the need to switch, although it may be worth engaging local vendors.

    What you should know

    Inspectify is primarily focused on the consumer, as it is the buyer (and sometimes the seller) who orders the home inspection. Thus, the program is designed under the pretext of its importance.

    Perhaps better said, it feels a lot more friendly than the traditional long process of paying for something that won’t scare us until later.

    In the same way that LegalZoom removed the intimidation of speaking with a lawyer, Inspectify’s quick request and clear, classified reports remove the pain of knowing a buyer’s home needs to be in business after closing.

    Agents will enjoy Inspectify for its standardization of the process. You don’t have to stick to the ordering rules of many inspectors based on who’s available. Even better, you don’t have to chase one of them, because that’s part of what pays one to do Inspectify, because they have over 1,000 inspectors on their growing list of on-demand across the country.

    Speaking of consistency, the company has developed a mobile app for its licensed inspectors to use on every property. I haven’t looked at that interface, because that’s not at all in my wheelhouse, but I know enough to know that creating consistency in reporting throughout, such a segmented business process, can only be a good thing.

    Imagine how fast each scan analysis is for you and your buyers when you know exactly where to look every time. Knowing what to expect in the delivery of information is a huge help. Why do you think Southwest Airlines only uses one type of aircraft? To recall something kids say on social media, “Let’s print consistency in home inspections.”

    The agent user experience asks for the customer’s name, address, dates, times, and ownership status.

    Any existing inspectors on your list can be added and invited when setting up the account, and when a customer makes a reservation via your branded landing page, the list will default to your favorite inspectors. User can enter some details, then contacts with local tax data and MLS system will fill in important property data, customer can enter the name of his agent or transaction coordinator.

    The scheduling tool makes calendars a priority to avoid Inspectify calls, the “Tetris calendar”. It’s easy to navigate and close to everyone.

    If the property is of a certain age or has unique characteristics, Inspectify automatically suggests ordering other types of inspection relevant to older home systems. If there is a risk of lead paint, for example, or a septic tank, the program will suggest scheduling reviews for these items as well.

    The home buyer portal provides the user with multiple ways to review their report, which are summarized by Safety, Repair and Monitoring. Clicking on any category quickly jumps to each category, and the items in each are clearly identified and leave a little bit of ambiguity as to what actions to take.

    The report focuses on images and provides a repair estimate based on a deep database of national average repair cost and labor prices, compared to a record 1,800 standard home defects. In a few months, it will add a major hardware database so that inspectors can quickly look up recall information and find parts prices.

    Inspectify has already built an impressive list of local clients, striking deals with Keller Williams, Orchard, HomeLight, Knock, Homeward, FlyHomes and Opendoor. Smart play on their part. Why not target companies that market advanced technology and alternative ways to buy a home?

    Say what you will, but consumers come to them for simplicity.

    Adapt or die.

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