Looking for a building inspection in Woollahra 2025? Why price is the least important factor.
As a house inspector carrying out many building inspections in Woollahra i have met many customers looking for an inspection for a house they are intending to purchase. I have with interest noticed the reasons they choose to engage 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 are based in, which is not a bad strategy, as they want an inspector that is familiar with the type of home they would like inspected and ultimately buy. Some ask for references, which is also a great idea for clear 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 goodo, we all want a to be not ripped off but only price shopping inspectors for a property 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 stay 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 memory 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 Woollahra in only 30 minutes. No Way!
A standard inspection covers the following:
• Roof exterior
• Roof interior
• Sub floor
• House interior
• House exterior
For a standard size suburban house and yard, a proper inspection takes 60 -90 minutes. You just won’t receive a good inspection in 30 minutes.
When any 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 false economy 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 cost 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 Woollahra 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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