How Home Sellers Should Prepare for a Home Inspection

Most often, the goal of the seller in a real estate transaction is to get top dollar and sell the property quickly. The goal, most often, for the buyer is to get a property in good condition for a fair price. Home inspectors are a critical part of most purchases and it helps to hear from them on how to prepare the home so that both sides reach their goals.

Home Inspection

The best thing you can do is have your home prepared properly so that it is seen by the home inspector as well cared for. First impressions make a big difference and spending a little money up front can help the property sell. We suggest that you:

  1.        Clean inside and out.

  2.        Fix the minor defects such as loose door hardware and faucets. 

  3.        You may want to leave out repair records for any work performed at the home. 

  4.        Make sure all utilities are on including the electric, gas and water. 

  5.        Pilot lights on stoves, furnaces and water heaters will be not be turned on.

  6.        Home inspectors need adequate access to all areas of the property. 

  7.        The dishwasher will be operated during the home inspection. 

  8.        Remove locks or provide the key for all access areas.

  9.        Secure pets in kennel or gated area away from property. 

  10.        Consider arranging activities away from the home during the inspection.

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 Preparing for a Home Inspection.pdf

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