Operating Prescan Building Inspections in Adelaide comes with some interesting conversations with many people.
It seems that so many people think that the primary goal for the inspector is to find a flaw with your building and then warn the potential buyers that they should run for the hills and never consider buying this place. This is just not true in the slightest!
We are not an evil force walking into your home and trying to scare away your buyers, quite the opposite.
Often what may scare someone is the idea of not knowing what is hiding beneath the surface of the property they are about to buy, and their mind can go into overdrive picturing how many horrible scenarios may come about. This is the very reason that they bring in a building inspector in the first place, it is about removing the seeds of doubt from their calculations.
Most of the time, if we find something structurally significant to place into our report, this does not necessarily mean that the buyer simply walks away from the property. Rather they find out what type of costs are going to be involved in the future to rectify the problem.
Look at it this way, they have gone to your open inspections, listened to your real estate agent, discussed the property with their friends and family, and then decided that they like the home enough that it is worth paying for a professional to come in and have a look at it.
They have already invested in the idea of owning the home, now they just want to know a little more about what the future may bring when it is them that owns the building.
So if you are out there trying to sell your home, don’t look at the building inspector as some evil deal-ending person going over your prize possession with malcontent in their heart!