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Home Inspection Software

ScribeWare co-founder Dylan Chalk started sharing his knowledge to the home inspection community through a blog, podcast, and continuing education classes long before he and his buddy Steve Lamb started to build the best inspection software that could be built. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. The reality is that sharing professional best practices with the home inspection community at large is central to the whole point of ScribeWare: build the best inspection report software, and build it with templates, pre-written comments, and prompts so that it actually helps inspectors be better at their job.


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Introducing… Report Review!

In ScribeWare version 5.68, we’re introducing an often requested feature we’re calling “report review”! Let’s say you’re out in the field, busily filling out a report while your client is talking your ear off, and you make some quick notes that you want to review later.   Sound familiar? Well, simply hit the new “flag” button on the observation toolbar: Then, when you’re putting your final touches on the report, hit the “Review Flagged Items” button, and walk through each...
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How I Removed all of my Boilerplate Disclaimer and Made My Reports Better and Lowered my Liability

The Long Journey I have been an inspector long enough, that my first home inspection reports were written on those carbonless-copy hand-written forms. My career does not pre-date computers, but it does mark the advent of digital cameras, and the features we find common today in report writing software systems were not even fathomable when I got started. About a year ago, I showed up at the house of a repeat client in order to do a pre-listing inspection and...
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I Want to Add Narratives to My Home Inspection Report With The Click of a Button

One of the more frustrating things home inspectors face in report writing is not being able to locate a pre-made narrative comment that you know exists somewhere in your software. While no software can make every comment instantly available, smart software will provide an inspector with multiple ways to sort, sift through, organize and recall your narratives. One of my favorite tools at the moment is the Inspector Only Notes checkbox. Inspector Only Notes are designed to show up in...
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Using ScribeWare for The Best Home Inspection Reports in the Industry

This article is designed as a series of tutorial videos to walk anyone through the steps needed to write great home inspection reports. The Basics Once you download your ScribeWare trial, play around with the software to see how easy it is to produce and publish a great inspection report. The software is designed to be as intuitive as possible, so very little training is needed to make a report using a basic template. However, to maximize the quality and...
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