"I just finished my first report using the new narratives. I shaved about 2 hours off my report writing time. With the basic HG I had to develop a lot of my own narratives as I went. Now I just pick and click for the most part. If you are new to the business, like me, this is a bargain for all the time you will save developing your own narratives. Thanks Kenton."Frank Rotte
Certified Inspection Services
San Diego CA
The InterNACHI Narrative Library is available in two general formats:
1. As templates that allow the entire library to be installed into a software program in just a few minutes (for the software listed below only);
2. As a series of Microsoft Word documents organized in folders. Narratives in Word can be copied and pasted into any software.
Software Templates Currently Available
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The HG software is constructed in a format that allows a huge library of narratives to be stored in a hidden (Global List) library, while inspectors use a working template (Local List) of narratives that allows for finding narratives more quickly, and still having access to narratives used only occasionally. The HG format also allows access during the inspection to a great deal of reference information, including checklists and links to inspection and installation manuals.
Note: Some older operating systems such as Windows XP will not open Word documents ending in .docx, which is the modern default Word format. If you have a problem opening the library documents, we can provide it to you in .doc format.
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Home Inspector Pro (HIP) is one of the major producers of home inspection software. It is currently used in 19 different countries, in 9 languages.
This library totals approximately 15,000 narratives (combined English/Spanish) and almost 700,000 words). Spanish terminology has been carefully researched using a variety of online, electronic, printed, and human resources, and is based on Mexican Spanish.
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The Word version of the library is separated onto into folders containing documents. Altogether, there are about 98 documents of various lengths depending on the complexity of the subject.
Each document begins with a detailed Table of Contents with page numbers that are clickable links to the desired heading/narratives.
Finding narratives is fast and easy:
1. Choose the general section.
2. Choose the document with the appropriate heading
3. Scan the table of contents
4. Click the page number
5. Copy and paste whatever narratives you need.
Because of the different climate zones and building practices across North America, the library is left in Word so that it can be edited to fit local conditions or personal preferences.
The Word version is available as a digital download, or on a USB flash drive. Only $129.99
*Those who purchased any version of the InterNACHI Narrative Library before October 6, 2014 can purchase this new template as an upgrade. InterNACHI Members $59.99, non-members $69.99
Note: Those using older operating systems such as Windows XP may have trouble opening library documents in the .docx Word default format. The library can also be provided in .doc format, which most older operating systems can open.