Why hire a technically advanced inspector?
Inspectors are by far the most mechanical agents in the real estate world. They’re the rough-and-tumble ones who have no qualms about entering a dusty, spider-infested crawlspace. Their preferred tools are of the time-tested, no-nonsense sort such as flashlights, cell phones, and clipboards with the occasional incomprehensibly technical testing device. This is an industry that typically moves slowly towards technological advancement. So why hire an inspector that has cutting-edge technology at his or her disposal?
In comparison to their counterparts in the real estate industry, such as agents and appraisers, inspectors spend the most time in the field. This leaves very little time for business management tasks like book keeping, appointment scheduling and keeping up with client communications. Let alone marketing their services to get new business. And if the inspector prefers to deliver more professional looking reports than a handwritten checklist, it means sacrificing even more field time to go back to the office and transcribe their notes.
Today's digital inspector has several tools that can aid in allowing him or her to spend more time in the field. All while taking care of managing their business and delivering professional looking reports faster. Starting with tools like online ordering and scheduling, inspectors can leave that task up to websites like this one and eliminate phone and fax tag. Their clients also appreciate the freedom to place their orders and appointments online without the need of spending time on the phone.
Inspectors are also minimizing downtime while away from the office with tools like XSites Mobile. They can manage their orders, e-mail, and appointments from any Internet enabled mobile device, eliminating phone tag and interruptions while performing inspections. All of this means that the inspector can receive the order, schedule the appointment, and deliver the report in a fraction of the time it once took.
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