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Expert Interview Series: Alex Bakman of Snappii on How Apps Can Help Home Inspectors

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Alex Bakman is CEO and Founder of Snappii, a leading mobile business app development company.

Snappii lets customers design and build their own apps. What are some of the common reasons customers decide to design an app?

To improve existing business process such as manage people, equipment, to allow enable customers to order products, make appointments, look up inventory, to report on daily field activity. There are literally millions of reasons. As Apple commercial says – there is an app for that.

One of the services that Snappii offers is custom online forms. What are some ways surprising ways that online forms can be useful?

Basically to replace paper forms. To save time and money, to get information right into backend systems, to accelerate business processes.

One of the major advantages of apps and cloud-based software is having everything available, to everyone, in one central location. What are some ways that could come in handy for a home assessor?

Not losing paper forms and making information instantly accessible to all clients and other coworkers are some of the major benefits for home assessors. Also the information is not just text but also includes pictures and video.

There’s an app for home inspectors called Tap Inspect, that lets the inspector easily identify common problems and easily recommend a solution. How can having the right tech tool help a home inspector not only do their job better, but appear much more informed for their clients? What are some possible benefits of that improved perception?

Information is power. Knowledge can be embedded into Apps for quicker analysis.

Another great thing about apps is they are constantly updating. How can that come in handy for home inspectors, to get the most up-to-the-minute information? What are some situations where that might be useful?

Frequent updates can mean making use of the most recent information. It can also help to deal tithe constantly evolving regulatory environments.

Another major advantage of using apps and mobile technology is how much it speeds up certain processes, like filling out reports. What are some different areas where apps can shave off unnecessary down time?

Another major advantage of using apps and mobile technology is how much it speeds up certain processes, like filling out reports. What are some different areas where apps can shave off unnecessary down time?

Not having to wait to bring information into the office. Not having to retype into computers, and not having to build the reports manually are some of the major time-savers, along with the ability to generate invoices right from the dashboard

Apps also allow users to create media rich content, featuring images and video. How might that come in handy for a home inspector?

Rich media enables rapid decision making and more thorough analysis.

Apps also allow users to create media rich content, featuring images and video. How might that come in handy for a home inspector?

More professional reports, sharing reports with prospects, being found in Appstores.

Checklists make for popular apps. What are some ways that having a centralized, self-updating checklist can make a home inspector more efficient?

Quicker analysis.

Can you recommend any ways to get data from different apps to work together? Why might it be important to have all of that data in one place?

Yes. All tools should report into a central database where the information can be analysed, sorted and assembled into useful reports.

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