Looking for an inspector? With so many businesses to consider it’s important to compare your options and find one that is right for you. Here are some things you may want to consider before you book.
The price is reasonable
While you’ll want to find something that is affordable, don’t make the mistake of simply choosing the cheapest quote. It’s important to compare exactly what you’re getting for the price you pay as some inspectors will cover more of the property or give a more comprehensive report.
Properties aren’t cheap and opting for a subpar inspection may mean you end up spending more than you should on your next home or investment.
They have the right knowledge and experience
Licensed builders and inspectors with many years in the industry are essential for getting clear, insightful knowledge about a property’s condition. Inspectors with an understanding of the building process will know exactly where to look to see potential defects or damage that could end up costing you later.
Ask any potential inspectors about their experience and have a look at some reviews from previous clients to get more of an idea of the results they can provide for you.
They are willing to answer questions
Besides skills and pricing, the interaction you have with an inspector is incredibly important. As a property is such a large investment, you want to be sure you fully understand the inspection service you’re buying and any findings that come as a result. Having a friendly inspector who is more than willing to answer any questions you may have along the way puts you at ease as a buyer and can help you make informed decisions.
They provide in-depth reports that are free from jargon
The purpose of a property inspection is to get a clear picture of the condition of a property you would like to purchase. Many inspectors will offer reports to give this insight to buyers, but the length and format of these reports will vary from business to business.
Find an inspector that provides in-depth reporting that clearly identify any defects, safety concerns or recommendations for prospective buyers. Reports that are complete with images are extremely useful for buyers and provide evidence for sellers if you choose to negotiate on price. No matter the format or length of the report, you’ll want to ensure it’s written and presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
They offer a wide variety of inspections to suit your specific needs
The needs of a property buyer will vary and there’s no one option that will suit everyone. Depending on the type of property you are looking at, or whether you are choosing to build, you’ll want an inspection company that can cater to your specific needs and create a service for you. This may be a pre-purchase building inspection, pest inspections or ongoing maintenance checks once you’ve moved in or leased to a tenant.
They know the local area
Choosing a local inspector provides a number of benefits. Their prices may be lower as it reduces travel time. They may be able to attend to your prospective property sooner. A local will also have more knowledge of the neighbourhood and factors that may affect your property.
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