Prevent Costly DelaysIf you are planning to put your house on the market, you will want to get the best price possible for...
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Prevent Costly Delays

It may seem to be a waste of time to have a building inspection before you put your house on the market but, as the saying goes, “Forewarned is fore-armed.” To get the best value for your house, you will need to fix structural and pest problems before selling.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Prevent Costly DelaysIf you are planning to put your house on the market, you will want to get the best price possible for it.Most people know that making some cosmetic changes to the property, such as painting and tidying up,will increase the property’s value and these are usually affected quickly. What many people fail toconsider, however, is those items that cannot be seen and it is often these unseen problems that createissues when it comes to selling the property. The sale of a property is usually contingent on the outcomeof a professional pest inspection and many a deal has fallen apart because of problems discoveredduring this inspection.Check for TermitesTermite damage can seriously impact the value of your property. By getting pest inspections Gold Coastexperts you can make sure that there are no nasty surprises when you are waiting for a sale to gothrough. Termite damage can be insidious and can be completely unseen – termites simply are notobvious until a great deal of damage has been done. They can often only be picked up by the specialequipment that experts have at their disposal.Check for Structural ProblemsStructural damage is another big problem when it comes to selling your house. In fact, structuraldamage can be more problematic than termites when it comes to completing the deal. Yet again, itgenerally takes a trained eye and some special equipment to pick up these problems. Structural damagemay be caused by water seepage and this is often only picked up with UV scanning.The Benefits of fixing it firstIt may seem like a bit of a waste of time to fix these problems if you are moving out of the houseanyway. It can certainly be a bit of an inconvenience to sort these problems out but should be wellworth the effort. For starters, problems like termites and structural damage can be deal breakers – youmay find that a buyer will be unwilling to take on the project themselves and you will find that the houseis more difficult to sell. On the other hand, if buyers are still willing to take on the project, they will offera reduced rate. As anyone in the Building and Pest Inspections Gold Coast industry will be able to tellyou, the hit that you take on the reduced rate will be a lot more than it would cost you to fix in the firstplace.As always, more information is better – the small amount that you pay for the inspection will be aninvestment in the getting the best return possible and in creating a more positive sales environment.There is little worse than a done deal falling through because of something that could easily be fixed.

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