How asbestos removal for real estate agents can help

September 9, 2022

Our asbestos removal services can help real estate agents to simplify the selling process by ensuring a property is free from asbestos prior to sale.

As expert asbestos removal specialists, we often work with business owners and homeowners, but another group we work with includes real estate agents. 

Real estate agents might not be the obvious market for our specialist asbestos services, but those in the industry may find we can be truly beneficial for their work. 

How our asbestos removal services can benefit real estate agents 

It’s not uncommon for buyers or lenders to request an asbestos survey on a potential new home, especially if that property was built prior to the year 2000

Unfortunately, many homes and buildings around New Zealand were built using asbestos until the 1990s due to its fire resistant and reinforcing properties. Of course, it was later found to be extremely dangerous, which makes any older home or property in the country a potential health hazard. 

This is especially common for homes built between 1930 and 1950, and for an area like Wellington where there are many gorgeous old historic homes, this can be a real problem. 

Not to mention, if a buyer is planning on making renovations to a property as soon as they buy it, they are legally required to get an asbestos check if the property was built prior to the year 2000. 

Therefore, getting an asbestos test and having any asbestos on the property removed safely and securely ahead of time can be an excellent way to speed up the buying and selling process, and to help the exchange run more smoothly. 

Additionally, a home that has been tested for asbestos and has either been deemed safe or has had asbestos safely removed may be able to fetch a higher selling price. If a buyer will need to organise asbestos removal for themselves after purchase, they may use this as a reason to offer a lower amount for the property. 

Real estate agents can suggest getting an asbestos test and having any asbestos-containing materials removed to the seller. This is especially important if the home is likely to contain these materials, or if it has no record of ever having been tested before if it was built before the year 2000. 

Asbestos removal specialists in Wellington and surrounding areas

PRO Environmental Services offers professional asbestos removal across the lower North Island and upper South Island, including Wellington, Gisborne, Waikato, the West Coast, and Marlborough. 

We work on both residential and industrial properties, so no site is too big or too small for our work. We’re also dedicated to getting the job done on time, and ensuring we work around a schedule that suits your needs. For example, we would always aim to complete work for a retail store outside of business hours for minimal disruption. 

If you’re a real estate agent, buyer, or seller, get in touch for a free quote for asbestos removal today.