Essential things a Home Seller should do to Best Prepare for a Home Inspection


Keep calm and prepare for your home inspection

We know from family who have been through buying or selling a home that it can be extremely stressful time. In general, most homeowners are proud of their homes and have put years of hard work, effort into keeping it in good condition, and looking well kept.

So when the time comes to sell your home, and move on, there are some things you can actively do to ensure that your home is prepared for any type of home inspection.

Make sure that you have kept on top of small repairs that are needed within your home. You want things to be in as best condition as possible. Do this to guarantee the sale of your home. You don’t  want the sale to hit any snags because of repairs that should have been taken care of years ago.

Make sure that your home is clean and tidy well before the inspector turns up to do his job. You don’t want the buyer’s inspector turning up at your door with the “prospective buyers” and you’ve forgotten that he was coming. The last thing you want to present is dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor, and all the rest that comes with home life.

Make sure that if you have any pets that they are not around when the inspector and buyer arrive. Some people are allergic to pet hair, and you don’t need the smell of wet dog, or soiled cat litter added to the air of your home at the time of inspection.

Make sure that you have left your home, or leave as the inspector arrives; you want the buyer to be as comfortable as possible when looking around your property. If a homeowner is present, it can be stressful for the buyer, and could put them under pressure that is not positive to the sale of the home.

These are simple to follow, helpful, and easy things you can do to prepare for a home inspection service at your property. You want it run smoothly; you need that sale, and you need to feel confident you did all you could to make that happen.

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