The Grassroots® Inspect 2000™ Reporting System
We report on 20 of major aspects of the home using the exclusive Grassroots® computer-linked on-site checklist. It includes everything from the Foundation / Basement to the Roof, both inside and out. Here’s an overview of the Inspect 2000™ Reporting System:
The On-Site Checklist – Our comprehensive checklist looks at over 2,000 items in the home. This truly unique system has been developed with the inspector in mind in that it is easy to use, very complete and concise. All of the 20 sections in our on-site checklist are divided into two distinct categories, the Characteristics and the Observations of the home.
The detailed Characteristics section acts as a permanent record of what actually exists in the home. In each section we give you the facts as to whether or not, for example, the house has copper or galvanized plumbing, if the wiring is copper or aluminum and so on.
The Observation portion of the on-site Checklist acts as a prompter, for the inspector, if you will. For example, in the Foundation / Basement section we look for peeling paint, water / moisture stains on walls, rust at the base of the furnace, etc. as they may indicate signs of water / moisture are present. This “check” system aids the inspector in his / her inspection and is computer linked to assist in the generation of Grassroots® narrative-style reporting system.
Narrative-Style Report – Our exclusive computerized reporting system is linked to our on-site checklist to make it simple to generate our narrative-style report. At Grassroots® we feel that there is no reason to report on the items that are in satisfactory condition. We utilize an exception based reporting format that highlights only those items that require attention or by their very nature are, for example, unusual, distinct or superior.
The report is also designed such that a Grassroots® inspector can give their client an estimated cost to repair or replace any of the High Priority items of concern, if / where possible. This approximation is a ballpark estimate if you will for the clients’ budgeting purposes. The estimated cost enables the buyer to make an educated decision when considering a home for purchase.
The Report Card – This is a one-page synopsis or “snap-shot” of the home. It gives the consumer a summary of the homes’ overall rating in each of the 20 sections. A Grassroots® inspector can also detail by section the overall estimated cost of repair or replacement on any High Priority items requiring attention. From this the client can get and overall understanding of what is required before they purchase a home.
Innovative & Creative – the Grassroots® Inspect 2000™ Reporting System allows considerable freedom and creativity. You’ll be able to modify and edit certain aspects of the reporting system, giving you the needed flexibility in creating reports with your own personal touch e.g. like adding digital pictures taken on-site, images, your own favourite phrases and much more.