Home Inspection Checklist for Texas Home Inspectors

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Home Inspector with Frank Schulte-Ladbeck Professional Real Estate Inspections

 

As most home inspectors in Texas should be aware by now, the new SOP and report form go into effect in February 2009. There have been changes made that we need to be aware of, and that we need to include in our reports. I took a preliminary version of those SOPs to create a simple checklist for our inspections. The requirements are listed on the form, and then spaces are left for notes. In some cases, I put down Yes/No answers which can be circled.

I based it on the SOPs so we would have a quick reference guide to ensure that we are meeting these requirements as we are getting used to them. I also included space at the beginning for some basic information about the job to have on hand. I included reminders to write the serial numbers down for appliances. This is not a requirement, but it is a good practice. You can then say that this is the specific piece of equipment that was examined, in case a unit was changed out, and there is an issue with the new unit. If you come up with any ideas on how to improve this, let me know, so I can update this file. I created this one fairly quickly, so I probably will be making changes to it soon. I was having fun creating a report form in HTML, but I am still working on it. I want to be able to save it as a pdf that would be clear when printed.

 

 

Here it is in pdf format:

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Howdy there Frank

How are you and your family do-en?

Sorry that I've not been by in a month of Sunday's. I sure do like the checklist, that you made. Will I'm going to visit your blog it's self. To see whats new on it.

God Bless America

March 01, 2009 11:34 AM
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Dale- I was thinking about you and Carl the other day. I was going to send an email to you next week; it has been a busy weekend. I have been focusing on a marketing campaign to homeowners (instead of buyers and sellers) that has been paying off (more work, but less money for each job, but then again less work on each job). Things like roof inspections and such. Then I have been busy with real estate investors. I was on a couple of inspections in Deer Park recently.

The family is doing well. My wife is concerned about being lay offs at the hospital, but I think she may be alright. My son wants me to build a bio-reactor with him, and the girls are amazing. I hope that your family is good. I will send that email soon.

March 01, 2009 04:07 AM
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Howdy there Frank

Will my friend, I've came by to ask if you do Home Inspections in Splendora, Texas? If I remember right it's over Houston way. I was contacted by E-Mail today, wanting to know if I could do a Home Inspection there, and how much it would cost. Looks like my SEO sure is working. I get at less one or two E-Mails a week, from folks that are not in NH or VT, wanting to know if I can do a Home Inspection or commercial properties Inspections for them. I wrote a post tonight about this one. And put a copy of the E-Mail, but with out the contacte info in it.

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March 23, 2009 08:42 PM
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Dale, I do go out that way. He sent me the same email, and I did respond to him. I think maybe that he is trying to become a hoe inspector, so he is checking up on some facts.

March 24, 2009 06:39 AM
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Howdy there Frank

Thank you, for leting me know. That you also got the E-Mail and that you have responded to him. He could very will be, my friend.

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March 24, 2009 07:52 PM
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