Question by Bouncing Molar: Is it bad to do a Building/pest inspection before signing contract/making a bid?
I am interested in buying a house in australia (i’m in australia). it has been on the the market for a few weeks. I have booked in a building/pest inspection (usually what you do after you sign a contract with a building/pest clause)
A friend suggested that getting an inspection before making a bid will cause the seller to elevate his asking price because he knows i’ve spent the money on an inspection before bidding..
My thoughts originally were that if i get the inspection first i can negotiate with it…. but perhaps my friend is right, i could theoretically negotiate with a pest/building after making a bid
Also, I haven’t placed a bid yet