Sample Home Inspection Report
FullScale Inspection Reports
A quality home inspection report should be clear and detailed and provide an accurate and unbiased assessment of the property. It should include a comprehensive evaluation of the home’s major systems and components, such as the roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems, and any other visible structures. The report should be organized in a logical and easy-to-understand format that allows readers to find the information they need quickly.
In addition to identifying potential issues, a quality home inspection report should also provide recommendations for repairs and maintenance, including immediate safety concerns. The report should prioritize any major issues that need to be addressed.
A quality home inspection report should also include high-quality photos and illustrations showing any deficiencies or issues found during the home inspection. The report should be free of jargon and technical language, and the inspector should be available to answer any questions or concerns the buyer or seller may have.
Overall, a quality home inspection report should provide the buyer with a clear understanding of the property’s condition and help them decide whether to move forward with the purchase.
We have provided three sample home inspection reports that will give you an idea of what your report will look like and the detail you can expect in your report.
Inside Your Inspection Report
- Cover Page with property photo, property address, client information, and inspector information.
- Table of Contents to help clients find a specific section in the report easily and efficiently.
- Introduction Page – General overview, comment key, and definitions used in your report, along with property information and conditions at the time of your home inspection.
- Main Sections – Major Systems including Structural, Exterior, Roof, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Insulation and Ventilation, Interior, and Fireplaces, over 300 inspection items in total.
- Component Descriptions – Listing styles and materials at the top of each section.
- Description of Limitations – A list of limitations or exclusions encountered during the inspection process for that area or component.
- Observations and Recommendations – List of components inspected, any safety concerns, repairs needed, and/or any components not inspected.
- Photo Section – Pictures of all noted deficiencies and/or specific components at the specified property.
- Report Summary – An outline of defects, safety concerns, and deferred maintenance items noted within the inspection report, usually used by Real Estate Agents or Banks for reference.