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Using the latest technology and their vast building experience, our inspectors known how defects are formed and exactly what details to look for. We place great emphasis on customer service and provide consistently high-quality service, with the fastest turnaround times in Adelaide.
With post- or pre-purchase inspection options, we have the best inspectors working right the way across Adelaide, from Glenelg to the Hills.
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If you’ve never booked a building inspection before, it can be useful to understand the steps involved so you know what questions to ask. It will also help you know whether to book just the building inspection, or include a pest inspection for added peace of mind.
A professional building inspection is a vital stage of the home purchasing process and can also help sellers identify any problem areas likely to impact their selling potential. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, make sure to research the inspection process so you’re prepared for what’s involved.
Step one: Request your quote and make a booking
The first stage is to contact your qualified building inspector and request a quote. The inspector will need to know the type of inspection you’re after, whether building, pest, vendor, or pre-purchase. They’ll also require a description of the property to be inspected to help provide your quote.
Once you’ve accepted the quote and booked your inspection, your inspector will get in touch with the real estate agent to arrange an inspection time to ensure they have access to the property.
Step 2: Comprehensive inspection is conducted
Your building inspector will carry out a thorough audit of your chosen property, covering the interior, exterior and all those hard to reach spaces. A full building and pest inspection will look for any structural issues, infestations, faults, safety hazards, defects, mould and hidden problem areas that will require replacement or repair.
This process should take no longer than 45–60 minutes depending on the size of the property and will allow the inspector to gain an understanding of the total investment required to bring the property up to scratch. You’re welcome to be there during the inspection, but it’s best to leave your inspector to their own devices to ensure they’re able to concentrate on the job at hand. Step 3: Receive your in-depth report
If you chose to attend the inspection, your inspector will be able to give you a brief overview of their findings, but a detailed report, along with photographic evidence, will be sent to you within 24 hours. This report will provide holistic look at all the identified problems and faults, including any cover-ups or hidden nasties.
The report will also be invaluable when it comes to negotiating the purchase price of your future property. It will give you all the evidence you need to justify a reduced price to account for any necessary repairs. It’s also useful for vendors, as it gives you an idea of the investment required to get your property up to standard and ensure you get the best possible price.
Step 4: Gain professional advice
Once you’ve received the report, the inspector will advise you, based off their years of experience in the industry, whether the property is a promising purchase. They will be able to give you an estimated cost for resolving all of the outlined issues so you can go to the negotiating table with all the information you require.
Just remember, a property may seem in reasonable condition at first glance, but it takes a professional eye to spot the problems lurking beneath the surface. Book your professional building inspection today.
If you’re looking to enter the property market or add to your portfolio, doing your homework is essential. If you don’t have building experience, knowing what to look for can become a bit of a guessing game, so getting some advice from the experts might be your best bet.
If you’re considering a professional inspection, here are some of the benefits you can expect.
Get a chance to look past the pretty façade
Chances are you haven’t found a property you love within the first week of searching. Most of us will spend many weekends travelling from inspection to inspection in search for that gem hidden in the property listings. It can be easy, then, to fall into the trap of falling in love with a property that finally shows a bit of potential.
Curb appeal, great storage, enough bedrooms, lots of space – all of these are great things to tick off when viewing a property. However, they’re not the only things to consider. An inspection lets you take a peek under that gorgeous styling and intricate design to look at the structural integrity of a home.
Make a choice between your favourite properties
If you have a couple of properties you are struggling between an inspection may be that final decision maker for you. As mentioned before, it shows you what’s underneath those pretty looks and can help you make an objective decision on which property is actually going to be the smartest investment for you.
Avoid an investment that will drain your savings
Buying a property is one of, if not the, biggest investment you are going to make in your life. So choosing poorly can end up costing you big. On top of mortgage payments, general upkeep, bills and rates, you could be left with a property that requires major costly repairs or pest control. That’s not exactly the best way to celebrate your new investment.
Inspections will provide you with a written report and photos of any problem areas that are of concern. These problems could include structural issues, dampness, safety hazards, pest infestations or even building code violations. With this information, you’ll be able to steer clear of money draining properties and stick with ones that are going to keep you happy for years to come.
Get extra negotiating power
Saving you money even further is the extra negotiation power you’ll have from being armed with the information an inspector provides. Outlining the repairs that are required or modifications that are needed and attaching your report could make a massive difference in the final number on the contact of sale.
Essentially, this one small fee for an inspection could be one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
April 30, 2019
As property inspectors, we’ve seen our fair share of properties on the market. From small apartments and family homes to large corporate investments – we’ve seen it all. Here, we’ll give you some tips on how you can prepare your home for sale in order to make a great first impression on potential buyers.
One of the first things you will need to decide is whether you plan to sell your home while you’re still living there, or you’d like to move out first. Having your home vacated does come with a lot of benefits and can mean less disruption to you and your family when it comes time for organising inspections. However, this option is not always possible. You may need the funds from this sale in order to secure your next property, or can’t move into a new property for some time.
Once you’ve made this decision, there are a few things you will need to consider. Let’s get started.
A clean home is a welcoming home
When it comes to purchasing a home or even a small product, first impressions really matter. One of the best ways to intrigue buyers is to present your home as a clean and welcoming space they can see themselves living in. Cleaning, then, is a must.
Now, we don’t just mean giving the property a good scrub – although this is important too! There are few factors that will come into play to present a clean home. This can include:
Decluttering: You want to show off the space you have. The best way to do that is to ensure you space isn’t filled with a bunch of furniture or clutter.
Depersonalise: The best way for buyers to imagine themselves living there is to visit the space without seeing a heap of personal items from the family currently living there.
Paintwork: A fresh coat of paint can work wonders. Neutral tones are best to cater to the masses.
Little touch ups: Got a leaky tap? Broken door handle or scuff marks on the walls? All these little details make a difference.
Staging isn’t essential, as we’ve seen empty homes that attract attention just as much as staged ones. However, it does make a great impression on buyers and can help them picture themselves in your home easier. By having furniture throughout the home, it can also give clearer indicators on the available space; rooms can look smaller without anything in them!
For those who are choosing to live in their property while selling, this could mean purchasing some plants, new lights, bed covers or little decorative pieces to make it more appealing. In some instances simply decluttering will be enough.
For those who have moved out, there are plenty of staging services available where furniture is placed in the home for you until you sell.
Put your best property forward
One of the best tips we could provide is to put yourself in the buyers shoes. What would they be looking for and what would they want to know before making the purchase? Doing a thorough inspection of your property allows you to identify small fixes you can do now that may have a big impact on the price you receive later.