Imagine buying a house of your dreams only to figure out that it is infested with termites! Did the real estate agent or the seller know about it and fail to disclose the information to you?
In an ideal scenario, a typical real estate agent will act as a medium to generate a synergy between a property buyer and a seller, directed towards the transfer of ownership of a specific property for a mutually agreed price. Clearly, not all real estate agents are equal! Therefore, it is unfortunate that a small number of unethical real estate agents acting unprofessionally can tarnish the reputation of the majority. Sadly, most of the buyers are oblivious of these hidden and brutal motives.
Building Inspectors never pass or fail a property; they simply document the condition of a property so that prospective buyer can make their own informed decision. Post an inspection that brings out no flaws in a specified property, a building inspector guarantees the agent a sale and subsequently assures him further referral work in the future.
As the Director of Effective Building & Consultancy, I have completed over 10,000 building inspections in the Sydney area. During this period, I had witnessed a myriad of ugly tactics employed by quite a few unethical real estate agents. At Effective Building & Consultancy, all faults of relevance within a property or a building are photographed and documented within the report.
Please note, as a property buyer, you have the liberty to opt for the property inspector of your preference, the real estate agent doesn’t dictate who can or can’t undertake your inspection and certainly should not control the outcome of your report. If an agent is dictating who you can and can’t use for your building inspection, you can be sure there is something they are trying to hide.
Don’t become a victim of corruption within this real estate industry; protect your hard-earned money with a sound investment, and the only way to do this is to research and go with a legitimate professional building inspector who you’re assured will provide you with an unbiased, fair report.