Home Inspection before listing the house for sale

Is a Pre-Listing Home Inspection worth it?

Pre-listing Home InspectionsA pre-listing inspection could provide the seller with a professional opionion about the condition of the house. The comprehensive report provided may show some defects that could be deal breakers. These would be good to get fixed before putting the house on the market.

Since the you know what needs fixing you can get it done before listing your house on the market and it could safe time and money in the long run.

Some of the issues which could be possible deal breakers may be:

  • Mould
  • Roof
  • Electrical
  • Foundation
  • Plumbing
  • Skirting/fascia boards
  • Water damage

Check out the 0:33 min Video on why a pre-listing would be of advantage.

Lynette Bruno  a Real Estate and Lifestyle Expret on Trulia wrote the Should a seller ge a Home Inspection

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How to find Tradespeople to fix defects the House Inspection discovered

After a House Inspection – How to find Tradespeople to fix issues

Tradespeople fix HouseAn inspection of your property by a qualified house inspector will make sure,  that the house you are buying or selling, or living in has no unknown defects.

‘A Buyer’s Choice’ house inspection will provide you with a very detailed report, including any issues, like dampness, rotten wood or even termites.

How would your find someone to fix any of these problems to increase the safety and value of your house?

Ways to find Tradespeople

Finding a tradesman or tradeswoman you can trust to do a good job and also charge you a fair price may not be easy, unless you have recommendations.
Below is are some of the platforms online which provide listings and in some cases ratings or reviews of tradespeople.


Businesses pay a monthly or yearly fee to be registered with NoCoboys.
As a customer, you can check out the ratings of the tradespeople and leave a rating when the job is done.

‘A Buyer’s choice’ home inspection has a 5 Star rating  and a 99% approval from over 130 authenticated ratings in the period of  2014-2017.  


Builderscrack has a vigorous sign up process for tradespeople, verifying their qualifications and identity. 
It caters for house owners who want to find someone to fix anything related to property, as well as for tradespeople to find someone to work on the job with them.
There is a cost estimator which allows you to find what a job would cost in the different categories of trades.
When you post a job request, Builderscrack provides a list of upto 12 trades professionals in your area.
The tradie winning the bid for the job will be charged a fee of 5 % upto NZ $750.
There is an option of customers leaving a review.


Business listing, Reviews, events.


Search New Zealand Directories, Listings and Reviews

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Trademe is another way to find tradespeople
under the  category for
Building and Renovation

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