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What to Avoid with Building and Pest Inspections

by Assist2Sell Premier Choice Realty 04/07/2019

Investing in a property is a massive step for anyone. This property will be of great benefits as it can serve a business place or where you will live with your loved ones. Regardless of your reason for buying a property, it has to be smart and careful. Also, some experts can help you look for a suitable property. Before you move into a new apartment, the first thing to do is to look for a reliable estate agent. They are responsible for getting you your dream house. When the real estate agents have done their job, the next step is to look for banks that are willing to give you the needed loan to buy your property.

However, it is always advisable to look for professional pest inspection services before you decide to buy a new house because it ensures that your hard-earned money will go to a home that is of high-quality. Apart from that, you will be sure of the establishment you are looking for. However, there are some cases where building and pest inspection services fail to achieve its purpose because of specific mistakes. Learn about some mistakes to avoid during building and pest inspection. Here are some of the critical missteps to should avoid during construction and pest inspection:

Deciding on a property by the looks 

This is one of the mistakes people make while inspecting a building. They tend to judge the book by its cover. A lot of people decide on the property by merely looking at the exterior. They base their decision on the look. Judging a home based on its outward appearance is a mistake that you should avoid because you don’t know how the property looks inside. 

Also, you may not be able to carry out adequate pest inspection from outside. You need to get into the building and inspect essential parts of the building. It looks good does not mean it is good. A home inspector will confirm the actual status of the building so that if there are issues, you can factor that into your decision.

Pleasure over safety 

Another mistake people make when carrying out building, and pest inspection on a property is to underestimate the importance of safety. Your safety should be your priority when inspecting a house. 

 The essence of examining a property before making a decision is to make sure that the property is safe to live in by checking whether the house is in excellent condition and free from pest infestation.

Hire a reputable home inspector to check your property before making up your mind.

About the Author

Author
Assist2Sell Premier Choice Realty

Steve Konsella, Managing Broker

Steve is a Colorado native born in Boulder and raised in SE Denver and Littleton. He graduated from Heritage High School. Steve attended the University of Denver before transferring to and graduating from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ where he earned a BS in Economics degree.  He has been a licensed broker for almost 25 years. He began his real estate career working in the home building industry. He sold on-site for Pulte Homes and John Laing Homes. He also worked for David Weekley Homes as a construction superintendent furthering his knowledge of the home building industry. Broadening his horizons to include both new and resale homes, Steve worked as a Re/Max agent for several years.  He chose to open his Assist2Sell office in 2005 because he likes the consumer-friendly flat-fee pricing structure which saves his clients a lot of money.

A lifelong hockey player, he has coached his 3 sons’ Foothills Hockey Association teams and manages to squeeze in some weekly play time with friends. He is also a big fan of all the Denver sports teams, especially the Colorado Rockies and the Avalanche.

Susan Konsella, Broker Associate

Susan is a 2nd generation Colorado native – born and raised in Littleton, she graduated from Heritage High School then earned a degree in accounting from University of Colorado at Boulder.

After 20 years as a CPA in all sorts of industries, Susan became a real estate broker 5 years ago because she loves the personal interaction of real estate and collaborating with others in a way that increases their life satisfaction.

The decision to buy or sell a home is highly emotional so balancing the level of emotion with practicality is important. Susan is a facilitator who can help refine a client’s objectives, provide and explain information and work toward the client’s goal. While she brings skill with financial details, it is so much more than numbers. It is also about making the process enjoyable and taking care of details that people would rather leave to an expert, while working toward a successful real estate transaction.

Honesty, integrity, strong work ethic, professionalism, the characteristics people look for in an accountant. are all criteria that people need in selecting a real estate broker. With that in mind, Susan strives to provide people the kind of service she would want. The following items make up her business goals and values.

Provide Excellent Customer Service: Listen to clients and care for them beyond their expectations.
Work with Integrity: Treat every transaction as if it were my own.
Hold Others in High Regard: Make each interaction I have with others a positive one.

Susan’s hope is to create a long-term relationship with each client through consistent practice of these values.

She’s the mother of three teenage boys and enjoys crossfit, gardening, baking and spending time with friends.

TESTIMONIALS

Working with Steve and his office made our home selling and purchase experience easy and stress free, they are the best in town! First he helped us find the perfect new home to purchase and then we needed to sell our existing house fast. He ended up getting us two offers within three weeks. He was then able to arrange the timing for both the purchase of the new house and sale of the existing house to work out perfectly. Because of his experience and hard work we sold and closed on the old house and moved into our new house within 60 days! Steve listened to what we wanted and made it all happen. We highly recommend Steve to everyone we know!

-Kevin & Tracy W

We decided to sell our home during a troubling housing market. Our house was the third one on our block to be put on the market and the first one to sell! Steve with Assist2Sell sold our house quickly and saved us on commission.

-Kip and Linda H

Steve, Thank you for helping us with the sale of the farm house and taking the time to help us find our new home. We appreciate your integrity throughout the entire process of selling one home to purchase another. We highly recommend you to our friends and family for when they will need a Realtor of your caliber.

-Sara and Chuck B

As first time home buyers, Steve was always available to answer our questions and made the process a breeze. Flexing to our needs and schedule, he assisted us in finding the wonderful home we are still in today!

-Chad and Kelsey J