Should A Seller Get A Pre-Sale Building & Pest Inspection?

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“I should have had my own inspection done prior to the sale, so there wouldn’t have been any surprises and I could have had all the issues attended to beforehand”.

In most cases, when Inspect My Home carries out a Building and Pest Inspection on a home that is for sale, our client is the Purchaser of the property, rather than the Vendor (‘Seller’).

This means that all the information contained in the report belongs exclusively to the Purchaser, who will then go back to the Vendor and/or Agent to relay any issues that they are concerned about.  It is then up to the Vendor or Agent to attend to these concerns as they see fit.

On occasions when inspecting a property, the Vendor or Agent are present to allow us access to the home.  Frequently, they will ask the Inspector if there are any issues of concern.  Our Inspector may advise them of any major findings, however as they are not our client, we are unable to give them full details or a copy of the final report.

We often hear Vendors say, “Wow, I wish I had known about all this before because I’m now worried about the sale going through smoothly.”  Some Vendors even make further comments like, “I should have had my own inspection done prior to the sale, so there wouldn’t have been any surprises and I could have had all the issues attended to beforehand”.

How good would it be to sell your property with confidence, knowing that you have attended to any issues that could potentially affect a ‘hassle-free’ speedy sale?  You may even be able to use your written building and pest report as an additional marketing tool to assist with sales process.

Inspect My Home would be more than happy to carry out a Pre-Sale Building and Pest Inspection and help ensure that your property is in the best possible condition before it goes on the market.

Inspect My Home – Perth North Metro