Inspecting Building Inspections

12 Apr 2023 The Lodge Real Estate Team

Buying property is one of, if not the largest purchase most of us will ever make. So it pays to make sure your dream home won’t turn into a nightmare down the track with a pre-purchase building inspection.

Setting the record straight on why a building report is a non-negotiable and well-worth the relatively small cost (compared to the house!), our host Jeremy O’Rourke is joined by Ryan Gulbransen, a Hamilton-based building inspector with Know Your Building, and Neil Archer, a former builder and now Residential and Lifestyle Sales Consultant with Lodge Real Estate.

Press play now to hear them talk through how knowledge is power when it comes to buying property, what a building report will (and won’t) identify, and some examples they’ve seen ‘out in the field.’

Jeremy O'Rourke, Managing Director

A self-described ‘enthusiast’, Jeremy O’Rourke has grown a career out of high energy, big dreams, a strong work ethic, and the utmost belief that the key to great leadership is creating more leaders around you.

After completing a Bachelor of Management Studies and graduating with Honours (BMS Hons) at the University of Waikato, Jeremy went on to spend 7 years with Reebok as a Marketing Manager. Looking for a new challenge, in 1997 he channelled his natural ability for sales into the real estate industry.

By 2008 he was in the Managing Director’s chair. His influence on company performance and sales is evident, with Lodge performing well each year in the REINZ Waikato/BOP Awards.

Ryan Gulbransen

Neil Archer

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