Looking for a building inspection in Jewells 2280? Why price is the least important factor.
As a house inspector carrying out many building inspections in Jewells i have met many buyers looking for an inspection for a house they are intending to buy. I have with interest looked at the reasons they choose to hire this inspector or that inspector. Or i have tried to.
Some want to ask about the technology I use – thermal imaging camera, moisture meter etc, some look at the area i work in or are based in, which is not a bad strategy, as they want an inspector that is familiar with the type of property they would like inspected and ultimately buy. Some ask for references, which is also a good idea for obvious reasons. Some ask about your insurance policy, also a good idea.
But most are looking at the price i charge for a building and/or pest inspection. Now OK, we all want a bargain but only price shopping inspectors for a house that could be worth a million dollars+ doesn’t make sense.
The difference of $50-$200 for a good and thorough inspection and report is worth every single dollar extra – and then some. There are inspection businesses popping up that charge hundreds of dollars less than the going rate of $400-$500 for a combined pest and building inspection. They don’t usually hang round long.
Out of curiosity one day I called one of these guys to ask a few questions: The one that implanted in my mind is this one:
Me: How long does an inspection take as I’ll need to arrange the time?
Guy on phone: About 30 minutes mate, we won’t hold you up.
I replied I’d get back to him but I was left wondering how on earth you can do a decent building and pest inspection on a house in Jewells in only 30 minutes. No Way!
A standard inspection covers the following:
• Roof exterior
• Roof interior
• Sub floor
• House interior
• House exterior
For a normal size suburban house and yard, a proper inspection takes 60 -90 minutes. You just won’t receive a quality inspection in 30 minutes.
When a business charges substantially less than the going market value for any service or product, something has to give and it’s quality that gives 90% of the time. And that is crazy on the purchase of such an expensive and crucial item as the house you and your family will live in.
So if you’re price shopping inspectors, please look beyond the price and choose an inspector on their experience, insurance, location, references or all the above, anything except price only.
When you need a high quality, comprehensive building inspection in Jewells for a totally fair price contact Wayne on
0418 408 766 or go HERE to book your inspection now.
Before you buy, not after!
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