Vendor Inspection

You may be familiar with the common practice of buyers carrying out an inspection and building report for your house when selling.

It is now becoming common that sellers are requesting building inspections and reports.

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Many real estate agents say that having a home inspection prior to or during the listing period can offer several benefits to the seller.

“The buyer has the upper hand when they book the inspection,” says Jessica Edwards, Coldwell Banker real estate professional. “If you are willing to do it ahead of time, you give the control back to the seller.”

The way it works is you book and pay only $299 for the building and pest inspection and report (which is in your name) and refer any prospective purchasers to Inner West Property Inspections. They pay only $199 for the report. A saving of 60% for the buyer from our usual $495 fee.

The benefits to the seller are many, below is a quick outline.

  • Prospective buyers are likely to find a pre-inspected home more attractive because the “what if” factor is not as great and there are no surprises.
  • The report is available to buyers (and yourself) before negotiating begins, you wont be “ambushed” with an unknown report as a negotiating tactic.
  • You have the opportunity to rectify any issues found before going to market or during. . Increasing your bargaining position and possibly saving you a lost sale..
  • More accurate disclosure in the selling process. Appreciated by all parties.
  • Being upfront about the condition of the home will help to eliminate conditional offers, reducing the chance of having to sell your house more than once because the buyer has pulled out of the sale.
  • The buyer will save money by not having to book and purchase an inspection and report for every house they’re interested in.
  • There will be no conflicting information complicating the transaction, only peace of mind for everyone, and a smoother, quicker sale where everyone wins.
  • More realistic and accurate pricing of your property, assisting with a quicker sale.

*The only requirement to qualify for a vendor inspection is your property needs to be on the market at the time of inspection.

Book your vendor inspection here.

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.

Jacqueline Young

Inner West Property Inspections were very prompt, efficient and professional for our dilapidation report in Glebe.

Ian Scrutton