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Inspection Checklist Template

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MattPatterson

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Trying to make a new residential inspection checklist. Does anyone have one they're willing to share?
 

KONA

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I have developed several ; send me a private message.
 

Walter Kirk

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you can make your own very simply. Just list the items that you inspect in the order that you normally look at them. For example my checklist starts with all exterior items then goes to the foundation or basement, mechanical systems, kitchen, baths then interior features. I just circle items as I walk through and make small notes when necessary.
 

KONA

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I sent you an email with attachment (sample forms). Hope this helps.
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

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If you use a mobile app appraisal program, you do not need a checklist. :)
 

RSW

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If you use a mobile app appraisal program, you do not need a checklist. :)

Good point! The problem with the A-la-mode Total app. is that is does not start with the exterior as most appraisers do their inspections. Everything is all mixed up. You would think that they would have considered that when developing the app..
 

Mr Rex

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Who says most appraisers start with the exterior? I don't want mud or dog sheet on my shoes when I go inside. I go in first and do the outside last. I suspect I am not alone.
 

Walter Kirk

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Who says most appraisers start with the exterior? I don't want mud or dog sheet on my shoes when I go inside. I go in first and do the outside last. I suspect I am not alone.
Gee Mr. Rex don't you look at the outside of the house before you knock on the door?
I generally list the style, siding, roof etc as well as make a partial outline of the structure before I get out of the car!
 

Mr Rex

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I look at the outside on my way to the front door and of course notice the style siding roof etc, if I didn't have my eyes open I would likely fall flat on my face or walk up into the shrubs etc.. I have a tax sketch that gives me the general shape. I go inside first so I don't have to take off my shoes from picking up wet grass, mud, dog turds etc. (Although I often do remove my shoes as a courtesy if there are other shoes parked by the door etc) It also offers busy homeowners a shorter time that they need to be bothered, they can lock up and leave as soon as I finish inside. I am a big fan of lunch appointments, meet them on their lunch hour and send them on their merry way as soon as I finish the interior...
 
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