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Linda S. Geczi
Home Inspector
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Ten Tips for Sellers

Ten Tips for Sellers to Speed Up Your Home Inspection

If you‘re concerned about what the inspector might find, minimize your concerns by following these easy hints:
  1. Make sure that all utilities, water, electric and gas service are on, with gas pilot lights burning.
  2. Pets should be secured somewhere safe, and out of the way, for their protection and to minimize distractions.
  3. Replace burned out light bulbs to avoid a “Light is inoperable“ report that may suggest an electrical problem.
  4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries. (a good idea under any circumstances)
  5. Clean or replace dirty furnace or air conditioner filters. They should fit properly.
  6. Remove stored items, debris and wood from foundation. These may be cited as “conducive conditions” for termites.
  7. Remove clutter and items blocking access to HVAC equipment, electric service panels, water heaters, attics and crawl spaces.
  8. Unlock areas the inspector must access – cellar doors or hatches, attics, electric service panels, closets, fence gates and crawl spaces.
  9. Trim tree limbs to 10‘ from the roof and shrubs from the house to allow access.
  10. Attend to broken or missing items like doorknobs, locks and latches; windowpanes, screens and locks; gutters, downspouts and chimney caps.
These are simple, easy and economical ways to get your home ready for sale, and to present it in its best light! You'll be glad you did!