Independence in Building Inspections

Independence in building inspections doesn't get talked about much but we can't stress the point enough: Independence in building inspections is the most important thing you should be looking for as a buyer. If your building inspector is not fully independent of influence from the real estate … [Read more...]

INSPECT – Case Study of a Building Inspection in Coolangatta

Just recently, we completed a building inspection in Coolangatta on a commercial property that was, in essence, 5 sheds within a concrete block building. Our client was overseas and basically requested we attend the inspection just to confirm that the property was standing and at that address.  He'd … [Read more...]

INSPECT – Building Inspection Secrets Revealed

We have a building inspection process. And its followed every single time we do an inspection. Which might not sound like a "Company Secret Revealed" at first, but if you know what that process is, then realise the importance of following it every single building inspection, it's the … [Read more...]

INSPECT – How Do I Read A Pre-Purchase Report??

When reading a pre-purchase report, it can be easy to get caught up in the minor issues within the building inspection findings. Don't! MINOR issues can also be read as MAINTENANCE and all houses have that. It's the big stuff that you want to focus on.  Below, I've set out a key for you to help … [Read more...]

Pre-Auction Inspections – Marketing Tool or Waste of Time?

There's no doubt there's controversy surrounding the pre-auction inspection - you don't have to Google far to find healthy debate on the blogosphere about their overall merit. If the seller gets one done, there's a perceived potential for corruption between inspector and seller. And if it's … [Read more...]

INSPECT Pre-Purchase Building Inspections – Decontructed!

To some its a mere formality, to others its a HUGE step in a property purchase. What do you know about the pre-purchase building inspection process? Here's what we do.  When you get in touch with us to book in your pre-purchase building inspection, we ask you a few questions such as; Do … [Read more...]

INSPECT Before You Sell…Pre-Sale Inspections

A pre-sale inspection sets you up for success! Before you go to sell a property, you do a lot of different things in preparation: you declutter your house and maybe tidy things up, you get a few different agents in to give you an idea of price and how they plan to market the home, you talk to your … [Read more...]

INSPECT What Does A Building Inspector Do??

All building inspectors are all bound by the same Standard We don't usually double up on posts but since it is a busy time of year for home buyers, it's a good time to get to know your local building inspector. We get this question a lot, so I think it's worth explaining what building inspections … [Read more...]

INSPECT Think You Have Termites? Time For A Pest Inspection?

With termites, as with dentistry, it's cheaper to get a check-up before you actually have a problem.   Termites are such an important aspect of home maintenance, especially in this part of the world.  South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales are all noted as "Areas Of Concern" for … [Read more...]

INSPECT – Beware The Lone Inspector

For Arguments Sake: Could 1 Inspector be better than 2? A disturbing trend is coming through with pest and building inspections - the Lone Inspector. In tough economic times, a lot of business people spend their days wondering how they can cut costs to attract more clients, knowing that … [Read more...]