Ep.26 Building and Pest Inspections with Steve Koelewyn from AusInspect

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This week, we sit down with Steve Koelewijn of Aus Inspect for a conversation about building and pest inspections. Steve shares his views on the industry, what’s important to take in to consideration when looking to purchase, and how to keep your property in great shape.


HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

  • Steve’s background, and how he started in his early years;

  • What he has learned from undertaking over 10,000 inspections;

  • Why it may be important to get an independent report, rather than a subsidised or free copy at an inspection prepared by the vendor;

  • Why a full inspection will take up to three hours, and can’t be done just by going through the property at an open;

  • The code relating to inspections and why the base model may not be sufficient to get an understanding of what you’re purchasing;

  • How to see through the façade and touch-ups made for inspection;

  • Termite issues and ongoing maintenance;

  • Moisture, both how to look for issues with it, as well as preventing them in your own home;

  • How much to expect for an inspection to be carried out;

  • Steve’s point of difference and why video reports provide a much better basis for his clients to view;

  • 2 tips to maintain your property for the years ahead; And

  • How and where to find out more 

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SPEAKERS IN TODAY’S EPISODE

Marcus Roberts - Mortgage Broker

Michelle May - Buyer's Agent

Steve Koelewijn – steve@ausinspect.com.au 

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Please note that any views or opinions presented in this podcast are solely those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of any business. These views and opinions are general in nature, and do not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. Please consider whether it applies in your circumstances and seek professional advice wherever appropriate.