Ten Tips for Sellers
Ten Tips for Sellers to Speed Up Your Home InspectionIf you‘re concerned about what the inspector might find, minimize
your concerns by following these easy hints:
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!
- Make sure that all utilities, water, electric and gas service are on, with gas pilot lights burning.
- Pets should be secured somewhere safe, and out of the way, for their protection
and to minimize distractions.
- Replace burned out light bulbs
to avoid a “Light is inoperable“ report that may suggest an electrical problem.
- Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries. (a good idea under any circumstances)
- Clean or replace dirty furnace or air conditioner filters. They should fit properly.
- Remove stored items, debris and wood from foundation. These may be cited as “conducive
conditions” for termites.
- Remove clutter and items blocking
access to HVAC equipment, electric service panels, water heaters, attics and crawl spaces.
- Unlock areas the inspector must access – cellar doors or hatches, attics, electric service panels, closets,
fence gates and crawl spaces.
- Trim tree limbs to 10‘
from the roof and shrubs from the house to allow access.
to broken or missing items like doorknobs, locks and latches; windowpanes, screens and locks; gutters, downspouts and chimney