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How Building and Pest Inspections Help Sellers and Buyers Alike

When it comes to building and pest inspections, most people assume they are only relevant to purchasers as part of the contract process.  Wrong!

Having your home inspected for structural and termite damage can be highly advantageous if you are hoping to sell.

Why?

Because it gives you control over the selling and negotiation process.  If no issues are found, you will have peace of mind knowing the purchaser won’t be able to use any problems as a means to negotiate the price down.  And if an issue is found, you can take action to resolve it before your home is listed for sale.

Forewarned is Forearmed.

We have spoken to many reputable building and pest inspectors to learn more about the process, and have vast experience in the way they impact the sales process.  What we discovered is that there is quite a bit of concern over the inspection process, particularly from sellers who fear finding a problem could be a deal breaker for their sale.  Contrary to this, the inspectors have told us there is no need to panic and most things are fixable.  When it comes to structural or termite damage, ignorance is definitely not bliss.

Hidden Problems can only be identified by a licensed professional.

Even if you property appears to be structurally sound and there is no visible indication that termites are present, there could be hidden problems lurking in the foundations, roof, plumbing or walls that only a professional can identify. While many buyers will still hold their own pre-purchase inspections, many choose to offer a secure and unconditional contract, as you have proven there is  nothing to hide about the property. You have effectively given your buyers less ammunition to negotiate with.

Building and pest inspections aren’t deal breakers, they deliver control to you and transparency to the buyers.

We have a list of recommended Building and Pest Inspectors, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

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