Looking for a building inspection in Megalong Valley 2785. Why price is the least important factor.

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Looking for a building inspection in Megalong Valley 2785. Why price is the least important factor.

Looking for a building inspection in Megalong Valley 2785? Why price is the least important factor.

As a property inspector carrying out many building inspections in Megalong Valley i have met many clients looking for an inspection for a house they are intending to purchase. I have with interest noticed the reasons they choose to employ 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 part of the city i work in or reside 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 would like references, which is also a fair idea for obvious reasons. Some ask about your insurance policy, also a good idea.

But many are looking at the price i charge for a building and/or pest  inspection. Now fair enough, 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 margin 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 for long.

Out of curiosity one day I called one of these guys to ask a few questions: The one that stayed 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 said 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 Megalong Valley in only half an hour. Impossible

A standard inspection covers the following:

Roof exterior

Roof interior

Sub floor

House interior

House exterior

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