When it comes to home inspections, there is not much a potential buyer needs to do before we arrive. Our goal is to uncover as much information as possible about the property ensuring buyers know everything there is to know about the house before signing the paperwork. However, if you’re a homeowner that is selling your property, there are a few things you can do to prepare for an inspection. Any time we inspect a home, we don’t go into the situation hoping to deliver bad news. Ideally, our inspectors won’t find much of anything during the inspection process. So take advantage of the following tips to get your property in top shape before we inspect it.
There are many ways in which you can prepare your home for an inspection, and in general, you’re going to want to thoroughly clean your house before even putting it on the market. The nicer your house looks, the better your chances of selling it for your asking price. Of course, there’s more to it than simply making the place look nice. There are many problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, but you can rest assured that our inspectors will uncover them.
If you know about any pest infestations, you should hire an exterminator immediately to take care of the problem. Ensure all major appliances are in working order, and have your vents and air ducts thoroughly cleaned. All smoke and CO detectors should be tested and in full working order. In addition, any areas affected by water damage should be fixed, and the place should be free of any mold. The outside of your home is also important, so ensure any dangerous tree branches are taken care of and other things of that nature.
These are just a few of the many things you can do to prepare your property for an inspection. Browse our website to learn more about the things our inspectors will look for in order to ensure your home is in the best shape possible.