Are you shopping for a new home?
Do you want to make the process simpler by digging for deal-breaking details before you put in an offer on a home?
Thanks to mobile technology, there are a number of home inspection apps you can consider downloading before you attend your next open house.
Following are five free options you can consider for your iOS smartphone or tablet:
Property Management Inspections
Available from Happy Inspector, the Property Management Inspections app is an excellent option for potential home buyers. Created for property managers, this real estate app lets you check the condition of numerous items including walls, ceilings, and doors. You can take note of any faults you find and print a report once you have finished viewing a property.
Meant for professional home inspectors, the Tap Inspect app is a handy tool for home buyers too. You can document everything from plumbing concerns to appliance conditions when you walk through a home with your real estate agent. All data can be stored on your digital device or printed off as a report at a nominal charge.
My Inspection App
Offered by Roger Dado, the My Inspection App lets you create custom inspection reports as you tour potential homes with you Realtor. Take notes on pest infestations, roof maintenance issues, or foundation cracks of concern. You can store all inspection data in the cloud, create a PDF of your findings, or print a report your real estate agent can use as a bargaining tool.
Audits, Inspections, Checklist, Survey
Available from Sreedhar V, the Audits, Inspections, Checklist, Survey app lets you create custom home inspection forms. Choose the building features you want to inspect (plumbing, heating, air conditioning) and create comment-enabled forms too. Features include drop-down menus, radio buttons, and photo-uploading capabilities.
Offered by Residential Warranty Services, the RecallChek App lets you check for appliance recalls when you are touring homes. Snap a picture of the model plate on stoves, fridges, or dishwashers and discover whether the home’s appliances are subject to manufacturer recalls. This information can be extremely valuable to your Realtor when it comes time to negotiate a price for a home you wish to purchase. Think of RecallChek like having a private detective hiding in your tablet or smartphone.
These five free home inspection apps could potentially save you thousands of dollars. Whether a free app helps you negotiate a better deal or helps you decide against a home with too many problems, chances are good you’ll never regret downloading a home inspection application.
Will you be adding any of these digital detectives to your device before you shop for your next home?
We hope you will find these handy apps useful the next time you are thinking of selling your home, buying a home, or just want to perform preventative maintenance and want to create a to-do list of repairs needed on your home. For a list of licensed professionals please see our resources page or just give Team Sadler a call and we will be happy to help you. (713) 628-4487