A Pre-Sale Building and Pest Inspection Gets Your Home Ready For Sale
Get ahead of the game with a pre-sale inspection
If you’re thinking about selling your property, a pre-sale building and pest inspection can give you a competitive edge. It will help the sale process to go more smoothly and allow you to get the best possible price for your home.
Also known as a pre-sale house inspection, it also gives you an opportunity to get the house in the best possible condition prior to the sale.
Get your home ready for sale with a pre-sale building and pest inspection
A pre-sale building and pest inspection is a visual inspection of a property prior to putting it on the market. The building and pest inspection identifies major or minor defects in the building and any evidence of termite activity or damage. This gives you an opportunity to rectify any issues before potential buyers view the property.
Waiting until the property is under contract isn’t the best time to find out that there are issues with the property. When this happens, many buyers will try to negotiate a lower selling price or will exit the contract of sale.
It is often cheaper for sellers to rectify the defects before the house goes on the market. As compared to what potential buyers may request off the selling price should they find the issues themselves.
A pre-sale building and pest inspection gives potential buyers confidence
When you have a pre-sale building and pest inspection report ready for potential buyers to read it gives them a sense of confidence. Everything is out in the open and transparent.
Many agents agree that buyers who believe you have nothing to hide feel more certain and are more likely to put in a serious offer.
In addition, they are also less likely to be suspicious of there being nasty surprises down the track should they decide to purchase the property. This helps to make the sale go as smoothly as possible.
Set a realistic sale price with a pre-sale house inspection
A pre-sale house inspection can be particularly helpful if you have lived in the property for a long time. As it’s easy for faults to go unseen when you are seeing the property every day.
However, a pre-sale house inspection will give you an unbiased perspective of the current condition of the property. Thus, helping you to set a realistic sale price.
Can I give my report to potential buyers?
You can give the report to potential buyers to read over. It is not recommended to give the potential buyers a copy of the report to keep.
Building and timber pest inspection reports are in accordance with current Australian Standards, recognised by real estate agents and lawyers/conveyancers. From a legal perspective, the report belongs to the one who name is one the report.
This means that buyers who keep the report won’t be able to pursue legal recourse should they find defects within the property that should have been reasonably seen by the inspector.
For this reason and others, many buyers may choose to get their own pre-purchase building and pest inspection for peace of mind.
The benefits of a pre-sale building and pest inspection
There are many benefits to getting a pre-sale building and pest inspection including:
- Getting your home ready for sale and setting a realistic sale price
- Finding out about building defects or termite damage before potential buyers view the property
- Having an opportunity to rectify any defects
- Ensuring you don’t get surprised should any issues be found during the buyer’s pre-purchase building and pest inspection
- Giving potential buyers a sense of confidence and making the sale process smoother
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