NEW: Tap Inspect 6.0 Modern App Experience

Tap Inspect 6.0 is here, and it contains both a new and improved app experience and the legacy experience you have been using.

The Tap Inspect mobile app has been rebuilt from the ground up with a new modern interface, hi-res photos, HTML reports, and more.

We have been working for years to make these improvements. We’re only getting started on building a better inspection experience.

More than likely, you have already installed Tap Inspect 6.0 and do not even know it.

Don’t worry! The new interface is invitation-only as we continue to add new features and enhancements. You can stay with the legacy interface for a bit longer if you like.

New Modern Interface

The main screen is now a calendar to help you quickly see what you have going on today, tomorrow, and next week.

All of your templates, reports, and saved comments are still there, and the report writing workflow has not changed. The new improvements will not slow you down.

Go into a Job, and you can see a lot more information than the legacy app experience provides. If you have been using Autopilot or your web account to schedule new jobs, this will look very familiar.

There is notes feed just like in your web account. Autopilot Agreements and Invoices are also now visible in the mobile app.

Custom Comment Types

Your Saved Comments are available and still have the same Deficiency and Informational comment types as they always have. With the modern app experience, you can take advantage of custom comment types.

Define as many different comment types as you need to report your findings. Flag the comment types you want to be displayed on the report summary. Comment icons have been replaced with color-coding to let you use as many different comment types as you like.

Hi-Res Photos with HTML Reports

Your clients and their agents experience your work through Messaging and the Client Portal. We have migrated most of your Report Publishing settings to make your transition from the legacy to the modern experience as painless as possible.

With the modern experience, your clients and agents view your Reports as an HTML web page. They can also download the full report as a PDF or just the report summary if they want to keep a copy for their records.

The HTML web report will provide options for customization and rich content delivery to your clients. Click on any image to view the full hi-res image on the web.

The new custom comment types let you share a filterable report summary to make digesting long inspection reports easier for your client and their agents.

Team Features

One of the most significant parts of building the new app experience has been to make it easier for you to manage your inspection team from your device while everyone is out in the field.

There are quite a few multi-inspector Team specific improvements to the modern app experience.

  • Shared Team Templates
  • Edit Team Jobs from the mobile app
  • Assign or reassign jobs from the mobile app.
  • Co-inspect the same job from your own account.

We believe that these updates will make it more and more possible to run your entire inspection business from your phone. Managing your team of inspectors is just a small part of that. We think you will be amazed at what we have on the drawing board.

Get the Modern Experience Today

We’re excited about the opportunities the new mobile app has given us. We’re only getting started on building a better inspection experience from here.

When you are ready to take the leap, take a moment to review the Getting Started Guide. Once you have verified your account is eligible, contact support to verify you are eligible for the modern experience, and they will help you make the change.

Sync Tap Inspect With Your Google Calendar

Keeping your appointments straight and knowing when you are free gets tough for a home inspector. It is easy to double book a job or schedule a job when you have another commitment. Even worse is having to call a possible client back because you do not immediately know when you are available.

An online calendar is the easiest way to avoid those problems. They make keeping track of your availability and scheduled jobs a breeze. You can even turn on alerts to remind you of upcoming events.

Free services like Google Calendar allow you to access your calendar from multiple devices like an iPhone, a tablet, and any web browser. Google Calendar is also supported by all the other major calendars like OutlookApple iCloud Calendar, and dozens of other services and platforms. Including Tap Inspect.

Setup the Integration

Point your web browser to https://app.tapinspect.com/integrations (login with your email and password if needed) and click on Add Google Calendar to activate it for your account. From there it is as simple as following the prompts.

Get more details on setting up the integration from our help center.

Using the Integration

Each new job you add in Tap Inspect will be pushed to your calendar as a new event. By tapping on the the event on your calendar you can see the details of the job. There also a link that takes you to the job details on your web account.

Our Private Facebook Group is Up – Join Now

We are super excited to announce that we have launched a new private Facebook Group for Tap Inspect Users.

Our hope is that it will be an invaluable resource for not just home inspectors that are new to Tap Inspect but even seasoned veterans. We plan to make that happen in a few ways but we need your help.

Tap Inspect Users Helping Tap Inspect Users 

There is no better way to learn than from other Tap Inspectors.  Join in to share tips, tricks, and ask questions from other home inspectors that use Tap Inspect to do their reports.

The only way it will work is if both new and experienced Tap Inspect users join in. We need your help to make it a success.

Direct Line to the Tap Inspect Team

I am a home inspector myself. You will see me posting and replying along with Katie to help share our experiences. You will also see us asking questions about how you are using Tap and how we can make it better.


Exclusive Learning and Training Materials

We have already added a few learning units to help you get up to speed on using Tap. Complete them  at your own pace and let us know what else you would like to see.

First Look at All the New Stuff

We want to help build  a community of people that are all interested in making Tap Inspect better. To make that work both ways we will be giving the group first look at development roadmap and all the new features before anyone else.

Go to Tap Inspect User’s Group on Facebook to join the group and start sharing.

What Sets You Apart as a Home Inspector

It can be really hard to stand out in the home inspection business. Many clients just don’t understand the difference between one home inspection company and the other. That is where your USP or Unique Selling Proposition comes in.

Unique Selling Proposition

When people ask what you do or who you are, you need to be able to explain it in 10 to 30 seconds. Imagine you are in an elevator and you only have until they reach their stop. That can be all the time you have.

I do it in two parts. The first part is about you and the last part is about them. That is your USP and when a potential client calls or when you meet a potential referral source it should be automatic.

My USP is that I am a personable home inspector that wants to guide and educate my client. They are welcome to be with me the whole time and they do not have to wait for the report.

When I meet a new Realtor or client here’s my elevator pitch, ‘I have been doing home inspections for over 20 years and have come to realize that homes are like people. None of us are perfect. We are all a little messed up. A home is no different. We will go through your new home together and you can ask me any questions you have. I’ll show you where the important stuff is and how to operate it. At the end of the inspection we’ll go over the whole report on my iPad and I will email it before we leave the house.’

How to Find Yours

Your USP is not just your pitch. It is how you and your company stand out from all the other home inspectors. Do you deliver reports onsite? That speed of delivery can make you stand out. Do you offer a warranty or recall checks? People love a ‘freebie’. Do you offer discounted Radon, mold, or sewer scope? Maybe your competitors don’t. How about a report that is easy to read and simple to understand? Clients

Searching out, evaluating, and deciding how a USP will fit into your home inspection process takes time and it can change as your business changes. What do you offer that makes you stand out from the herd? What makes you special enough that someone should hire you?

Conferences are great to see what trends are changing in the business. Regional conferences can be even better. You get to see and talk with your competition to find out what they are doing and how well it is working.

Your best bet is to ask your clients and your referral partners. What made them select you? How did you stand out?

Then you can test out and fine tune your own USP.

Refer a Friend to Tap Inspect and Earn

Invitation

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. Your code can be used by up to 30 new subscribers. Send as many as you like and let other home inspectors know there is a faster way to finish their reports.