Looking for a building inspection in Swanbrook 2360. Why price is the least important factor.

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Looking for a building inspection in Swanbrook 2360. Why price is the least important factor.

Looking for a building inspection in Swanbrook 2360? Why price is the least important factor.

As a property inspector carrying out many building inspections in Swanbrook i have dealt with 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 employ this inspector or that inspector. Or i have tried to. 

Some want to find out about the technology I use – thermal imaging camera, moisture meter etc, some look at the suburb 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 want references, which is also a great idea for obvious reasons. Some ask about your insurance policy, also a good idea.

But the majority are looking at the price i charge for a building and/or pest  inspection. Now OK, we all want a good deal but only price shopping inspectors for a house that could be worth a million dollars+ doesn’t make sense.

The gap 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 stay round 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 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 Swanbrook in only 30 minutes. You cant!

A standard inspection covers the following:

Roof exterior

Roof interior

Sub floor

House interior

House exterior


For an average size suburban house and yard, a proper inspection takes 60 -90 minutes. You just won’t receive a good 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 just won’t do on the purchase of such an expensive and important item as the house you and your family will live in.

So if you’re price shopping inspectors, please look beyond the price and pick an inspector on their experience, insurance, location, references  or all the above, anything except price alone.

When you need a high quality, comprehensive building inspection in Swanbrook 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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What our happy clients say:

Wayne from Inner West Property Inspections completed the job. He was prompt, turned up on time and send me the reports needed.

Mandy Sigaloff

Wayne was very professional and assisted us quickly. We required an inspection with a turnover of 2 days. He was able to provide us with the relevant information so that my fiancé and I could make a better decision when bidding for our future house. Thanks to Wayne and Inner West Property Inspection, we were able to be confident with our decisions.

Kai Ikeuchi

As a property investor i need a really good building inspector on my side as investing is a numbers game, i cant make mistakes. Wayne is one of the best. His knowledge of inner west Sydney properties is amazing.

Kevin Krilic
Inner west Sydney

Thank you so much for the thorough inspection you did for us. Inner West Property Inspections was neat and fast with getting everything done. It was all so easy. Thanks again.

William Johns
Strathfield NSW

I just had my home inspected by Inner West Property Inspections this week and the peace of mind is worth every cent. I am buying an older inner west home and Wayne was skilled, patient and thorough. I highly recommend this service.

Genevieve McCabe

Wayne was punctual, polite, and neat and tidy. Very professional. He answered our questions and provided a great inspection report that we passed on to our solicitor. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their future home inspected.

Karen Lane

Inner West Property Inspections inspected a house I was looking to purchase in Marrickville. Wayne showed up on short notice as the auction was in 2 days. He provided a great, detailed report and called the next day to clarify something. Top level service and knowledge!

Gary Williams

Wayne at Inner West Property Inspections is friendly, courteous and thorough. He is also very informative & I would definitely recommend him for your property inspection service.

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