BuildFax Property History Reports
With BuildFax's easy-to-read, standardized report, you can run a Property "Background Check" before heading out to your next job.
Why use BuildFax Property History Reports? BuildFax provides inspectors with deep insight into a property, including all details of permitted home improvements and renovations made to the structure. This includes additions, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing updates, roof replacements, renovations, demolitions, and more. In addition to permitted updates, BuildFax Property History Reports Reports can also show spans of time when updates haven't occurred (often great indicators of aging systems).
What is the cost? The cost of a BuildFax Property History Report is $5.00 for HomeGauge inspectors, which is more than 70% off the public price. In addition, HomeGauge inspectors can resell BuildFax Property History Reports to their clients as a value-add.
How can I better understand coverage in my area? BuildFax has permit information on the majority of permits issued in the U.S. In some areas, coverage is 90% or higher. In other, more rural areas, permit information is still being gathered, and more data comes online every day. It's important to note that areas where an inspector may do business may have differing levels of coverage. Just because one address cannot be found, don't stop searching.
Where does BuildFax get its data? BuildFax data is primarily sourced from permit data and collected directly from the source - the building department. This collected data is standardized into a common report format and mined using advanced data analytics to highlight the information that matters to inspectors and weed out the cryptic "noise" often found within permit text. The net result is an easy-to-read report that arms inspectors with the life story of a property.
Turning this option on is easy
This will create a Buildfax button for your uploaded reports, located right below the cover picture and address on your Dashboard list of reports.