It is important, before listing or buying a property, that you ensure you have as much knowledge about the property as possible. This allows you to make an informed decision.
If you are listing: the ability to know of, and fix if desired, and defects, allows you to ask the right price for the property, and defend the price you are asking.
If you are buying: knowing the condition of the property assists you in the long term planning of finances. Purchasing the property is only the first step. Knowing that you will be able to afford to run and maintain the property so it’s value appreciates rather than declines is as important as whether you actually want the property in the first place.
While your realtor can do much for you, including finding a property that matches your preferred criteria and purchasing budget, only a fully qualified, professional property inspector can help you identify items that might require extra budgeting. The inspection can give you the information to determine if the property really fits all your needs and budget, or if other decisions and negotiations need to take place to make the match.
Recent market forces have led people to believe that having a property inspection would mean losing the property. The have purchased without any conditions and are only now realising that that home they over-paid for, may now cost them even more in undetected defects. Some are even finding that the property is now outside of their budget and may have to consider selling, usually at a loss.
Future Proof Property Inspections has the experience, skills and equipment to ensure if a problem can be detected, we do our best to detect it. We also have the background to differentiate between a serious defect, that may pose a life-safety, budget or structural concern and those that are easily remediable, but require budgeting for none-the-less. We not only report each accordingly but can provide you with information to help you understand the conditions better and make an informed decision.
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