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Inspection Checklist

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DanWaechter

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As a newbie I have been trying to locate and/or create a perfect Inspection Checklist and Comp listing that I can take with me on all inspections, just to make sure I dont forget anything. Is there anyone out there who would be willing to share their Inspection Checklist with someone who would greatly appreciate it? Thanks for any help! :D

Dan
 

Liz South

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Maybe I'm overly careful but I just copy page 1 of the URAR and use that and then graph paper to sketch the property. That way I figure that I can't forget something when I am out inspecting. This method has always worked well for me. I use a highlighter to highlight special sections (ie HOA dues) that I need to specifically ask the homeowner.

The use of graph paper allows me to make sure that I have measured correctly while still in the field. It's bailed my butt out several times when I have written down an incorrect figure.

Alamode now allows use of "pocket total" which I am switching to, however I still like having a paper report to work from also.

Liz S.
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Mountain Man

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Ditto, the front page of the URAR.

When brand new in the biz, I would yellow highlight the subject property section, to force my eyes to that part of the form, and so that I would get all of the notes and check boxes correct.

Now days, I have a mental default and jot down only the differences.
 

Tater Salad

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Dan--

What's your e-mail address? I have a form that has all of the field info from page 1 of the URAR with graph paper in the mid-section, so that I don't have to flip back & forth between my sketch and my notes.

I use this when the house is too big to squish into Pocket Total.
 

DanWaechter

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Thanks for your responses. My e-mail address is [email protected]. Thanks for your assistance and I look forward to seeing your checklist. It sounds great. Yes, I definitely wanted to get something I could work with UNTIL that time when I can upgrade and buy my Pocket PC and Pocket Total!

Dan
 
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I have a check list in Pdf format, I would be glad to send along. I received it from a posting and the author is, sadly without, attribution.

[email protected]
 
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