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mtrinkley
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(as of 3/25/07)
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Posted: Dec 1, 2005 7:25 AM       Post Subject:

Please Note: This user is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with NACHI.
I am testing two seperate report writing software. Inspector FX vs. HomeGauge. Anyone else that has done this compare/contrast of the software companies, their usage, shortcomings, frustrations.etc....
Any input would be appreciated [/b]
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Blaine Wiley
President
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Posted: Dec 1, 2005 7:40 AM       Post Subject:
After trying many demos, creating my own report, using HomeTeam's software while an owner of one of their franchises, using written formats purchased through Pro. Equipment, and others I can't recall, I settled on HomeGauge earlier this year.

I have never been happier with home inspection software!
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Dale Duffy

Inspect Arizona Companies, Inc.
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Posts: 291
User: dduffy
Posted: Dec 1, 2005 9:49 AM       Post Subject:
Never tried FX, but HomeGauge is by far the best in my opinion comparing to other demo's I have tried.

Dale
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Joseph Kormos

A-1st Look Home Inspectors Inc.
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Posts: 508
User: jkormos
Posted: Dec 1, 2005 10:11 AM       Post Subject:
Try them all, since there are a few of them out there and see what you think
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Hank Spinnler

Harmony Home Inspection Services
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Posts: 63
User: hspinnler
Posted: Dec 2, 2005 10:20 PM       Post Subject:
I like HomeGauge because the software is written in HTML. Reports are uploaded to a secure server using the HomeGauge Gold Service. Clients can access the report anytime without a big file download. Archived reports give you a backup and allow you to retrieve a report even if your computer crashes. Both agents and clients love the report format. You can send the Summary section only to the agent.

The other benefit for you is that you are in NC and so are they. They offer free one day training as well as extended training sessions. Call Nancy, Ron, Wayne, Evelyn, Sean or talk directly with the President Russell Buchanon. They are very helpful with Tech Support.
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Tyrone Wheeler

Guaranteed Residential Inspections Inc.
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(as of 3/25/07)
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Posts: 87
User: twheeler
Posted: Dec 3, 2005 8:21 AM       Post Subject:
I have been using Homegauge for three years now, and have trained three inspectors in how to use it, and I have to say, it is by far, the Best.
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Gary Porter

GLPs Home and Mold Inspections LLC
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(as of 3/25/07)
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Posts: 809
User: gporter
Posted: Dec 5, 2005 9:35 PM       Post Subject:
I use Hippo
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Ronald Dawes

Performance Inspections, LLC
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(as of 3/25/07)
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Posts: 275
User: rdawes
Posted: Dec 6, 2005 11:21 PM       Post Subject:
I use Homegauge. If you work far away from Dallas/Ft. Worth, I strongly recommend Homegauge. If you work in the DFW area, then you should use Crayons on a Big Chief Tablet for sure. icon_rolleyes.gif

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Ron Dawes - MAB Member
ron@performance-inspections.com

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