Home inspection reports are all about the photos. No one reads long checklists of information. Nothing beats a comment of a few sentences and a couple of photos when you want a simple to read and an easy to understand home inspection report.
Up until now Comments could only be added to Sections like Roofing, Exterior
. Now comments can be added to Items like Roof Covering
too. We hope this will let you get even faster at writing your reports.
Add Comment From the Item View
The first thing this update will do is to let you add a comment on the same screen you are recording the Description or the Condition. No more going back a screen to the Section to Add Comment.
Comment Displays in Report Under Item
Comments have been displayed after the items of a Section in the Report. Now an Item Comment will be displayed right under that items description. This should make it much easier to show a few photo even without
Comments Save Under Items in Your Library
Your comment library is what makes Tap Inspect so efficient to use and quick to build your reports. After you have saved a few dozen comments in your library under a section the list can get tough to manually read through. The Search bar works great unless you are not sure what to search for.
When you save you Item Comments to your library only the comments for that specific item will be listed. That will make it easier to browse your comments to find the one you want.
Not every home has an alarm or security system but plenty of them do. How do you handle it? Do you just tell your client that its not part of the home inspection or do you refer them to someone else that is an expert?
Tap Inspect now has a new integration with Secure24
. You can refer your client at the same time you publish their report. If your client ends up using Secure24 you can earn an extra $200.
Secure24 Affiliate Program
Secure24 is a nationally recognized ADT Authorized Home Security Dealer that specializes in partnering with home inspection companies. Their affiliate program
is simple to use, does not require a contract, is 100% opt-in, and can generate considerable revenue. Each successful alarm installation pays $200. “We are very excited to be working with TAP Inspect and the inspectors utilizing this great software. Our goal is to provide a transparent program that puts money in home inspector’s pocket and keeps clients and agents smiling. The TAP Inspect partnership provides additional options to make this program successful for even more inspectors!” – AJ Vogler, Vice President Marketing and Sales
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Using the Integration
After you have setup your Affiliation with Secure24 go to Integrations
in Tap Inspect and click on ‘Add Secure 24″. Simple as that.
Tap on Secure24 to select it as a Publishing destination when your client asks for more information about their alarm or security system. Your client’s information and the address of the home will be sent so Secure24 can follow up with them when you publish the report.
What if there is no alarm in the home? What if your client is not interested? No worries. Just uncheck Secure24 and your client will not hear from them.
We are always looking to help more home inspectors save time and see what is possible with Tap Inspect. Our growth has been driven by word of mouth and we could not be prouder. That’s why we are announcing our Earn $60, Give $60 referral program.
How Does it Work
Invite a friend and if they end up subscribing you both get $60. Its as simple as that.
Open the Earn $60, Give $60 screen in the Tap Inspect app or from your web account. Just enter their email address and we send them an invitation to sign up for the free trial. They will get all the same help and support we are known for. No obligation or hard sales pitches involved.
Earn by Giving
Share the love. If you know someone that may like Tap Inspect send them an invite. If someone is amazed how easy it is for you to finish your reports send them an invite.
When they subscribe to Tap Inspect they will get a $60 discount on their initial subscription. You will also get a $60 credit on your next Pay As You Go recharge or a free month if you are an Unlimited monthly subscriber.
Start Sharing and Earning
There is no limit to the number of invitations you can send and they do not expire. Send as many as you like and let other home inspectors know there is a faster way to finish their reports.
When you operate an inspection business, you know that time is money. Tap Inspect was designed to save as much time as possible while you’re at the job site, but all of the effort associated with scheduling and coordinating inspections can also be very time-consuming. With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce that Tap Inspect now integrates directly with the Inspection Support Network
What is the Inspection Support Network?
ISN specializes in handling every aspect of your inspection business, from scheduling and agreements to invoicing and billing. Their service provides a great solution to reducing the overhead associated with coordinating with your customers.
How does it work?Take a look at our detailed guide
for information on how to get started.
Once you have connected your ISN account to Tap Inspect, scheduling an inspection at ISN will automatically create a report in Tap Inspect with the property address, client, agent, and other information already filled out for you. All you need to do is tell us which template to use for each ISN order type and our system will do the rest.
Tap Inspect can even populate items in the general section of your report with information that was entered at ISN, such as approximate age, square footage, etc.
If you prefer, we can also push published report PDFs back to ISN’s system so that you can take advantage of their report delivery features. ISN will appear as a recipient when you publish a report, alongside the client and agents.
We have worked hard to make the experience as seamless as possible, and we would love to hear your feedback.
Not everyone wants their reports to be available forever. You can always read any of your old reports but maybe you want to set a time limit on your invitations.
Invitations Don’t Have to Be Forever
When your reports are published by Tap Inspect we send an invitation email on your behalf. The invitation has a special link that your client or their agent clicks to view the pickup page and then to view their report.
Up until recently, those links worked forever, unless we manually expired them at your request.
Set Your Invite to Expire
We have added the ability to set the expiration to any number of months or years from the time you published your reports. Take a look at this handy howto article showing how.