Much of the value of the inspection that you pay for comes after the actual inspection happens, when it is time to format that information into an understandable and comprehensive report. After all, what’s the use of investing in an inspection – no matter how good the inspector happens to be – if you can’t decipher the results?
That’s why Pro-Sight Property Inspections® Inspector Members use the absolute best inspection report in the industry. We not only want to ensure that your inspection is the best you can buy, but that our ability to clearly convey that important information to you is also undeniably superior. The way we see it, the report is an extension of the inspection and the better the report, the better the inspection and the more value you get from our services.
Otherwise you can wind up in a situation like that game that children play where they pass a message along a line of other kids and see how garbled it becomes along the way. The inspector might know exactly what he or she sees. But knowing how to translate that into a format that is user-friendly without losing anything of importance and value along the way is not always so simple. Communication is the key. Being able to explain observations that may be rather technical in a way that the typical buyer or homeowner can comprehend is vital. That’s why we use a report that takes advantage of full color imagery that is even further enhanced by arrows and circles that are used whenever helpful in order to point your attention to a specific area being discussed.
Meanwhile the narrative or discussion portion of the report is carefully designed to illuminate and educate – not talk over your head or confuse you with construction industry jargon. We speak in an unambiguous and unemotional way to make sure that what is explained comes across plainly and unmistakably while it also avoids triggering any unnecessary and unintended response of fear or panic. No inspector should ever color a report in a negative manner, and no inspector of any integrity would ever intentionally do that. But many well-meaning inspectors inadvertently or accidentally do, in fact, trigger the fears and apprehension of the parties involved because they choose the wrong language or tone. We are highly aware of this issue and the sensitivity of the inspection report and its impact on the buyer and seller transaction – and that awareness is reflected in every word of your report.
We also divide the written part of your inspection report into two distinct sections, one with general comments and the other with a description of potential issues that we may have found. Minor findings are distinguished from more critical findings, so that you can tell while you read the report the degree of importance of whatever it is that the inspector discovered and is reporting back to you about.
Last but not least, we realize that many people speak other languages than English, so we use reporting software that is fully compatible with the Google Translate tool. That way you can view the report in virtually any language.