The world is getting smaller. The Internet is ubiquitous, Wi-Fi is everywhere, all data now lives in a “cloud,” and you’re still toting around a clipboard and a 35mm camera to home inspections. What’s wrong with this picture? The workplace is evolving, and we must evolve with it. Now, I know – change is scary, but let me ask you a question. Do you ever go anywhere without your phone?
If you’re like most of us, the answer is “not usually.” If that’s true for you, then lose the clipboard and the bulky camera, and take back your most valuable possession: time.
A digital property inspection app like SnapInspect will not only make your inspections more productive, it will make your entire day more productive.
Let’s ask a new question: How do you plan your day right now?
If you’re like most property inspectors, you probably have your schedule arranged longhand in a ledger or binder, and you’re constantly rearranging, rewriting, erasing, and struggling to get it straight. Flipping through binder pages while driving is not only counterproductive, it’s dangerous! Stop living in the pen-and-paper world and let a property inspection app manage your schedule for you!
The best thing about switching to a property inspection app? It’s easy. It’s literally adding one piece of equipment – one you most likely already carry with you – and eliminating virtually all of the other bulk you have to carry with you. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that using a property inspection app to manage your schedule will give you back your most valuable possession: your time.
1. Daily Scheduling Made Simple. No more flipping through papers, eraser dust, White-Out, marks, broken pens, or piles of papers. As you pour your cup of morning coffee, fire up your mobile phone and your day’s schedule is a fingertip away from you. Need to reschedule? No need to worry. It’s as easy as a few keystrokes.
2. Eliminate Paper, Eliminate Waste. Lots of us talk about “going green.” As a property inspector, you probably hear a lot of homeowners or tenants talk about their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment. Going paperless is good for the planet, but it’s also good for your bottom line. When you switch to a property inspection app, you’re also not going to need those binders. Those clipboards, all the ledgers, pens, staples, and paperclips will all be a thing of the past, but that’s all small stuff. Let’s talk about filing cabinets. Bankers’ boxes full of page after page of your business – all of these things could go away, condensed to a singular access point in the palm of your hand. That’s just not less waste – it’s less wasted money, and it’s less wasted time.
3. Be in two places at once. Haven’t we all wished that we could? Property inspection is a learned trade. It’s best done with fastidious attention to detail, and amateurs will often miss items that a professional will spot … until now. With property inspection apps like SnapInspect, you will be able to finally hire an apprentice to inspect for you. The property inspection app walks the inspector-in-training through the entire process, noting the progress of the inspection as you go. Training has never been easier, and two heads are definitely better than one for the busy inspector.