Tips for the Seller to Prepare Before a Home Inspection Takes Place

Seller prep tips When the time comes to sell your home, it can be quite a nervy time. As you probably know, most homebuyers will be attending in person with their own hired home inspector. So, it’s best if you are the seller of the home you are well prepared and ready for any home inspection that is to take place.

Before any home inspection takes place make sure that you do the rounds in your home. Any appliances that currently not working need to have a note attached to them stating it is not operating properly, and you are in the process of getting it repaired. You don’t want to try and fool any inspector or potential buyer by hiding broken appliances.

This only results in making you look dishonest and that you are trying to pull the wool over their eyes. Honesty and integrity is the key here.

Make sure that certain areas in the home are accessible, such as, open attic doors, crawl spaces, etcetera. Take the time to move what needs to be moved so the home can be inspected with ease. You don’t want the inspector filing in his report that he/she had to move your stuff around to carry out their duties.

Keep your floors clean and rooms tidied. You don’t want dirty laundry everywhere and your personal items lying around, it makes the property look unkempt. If you have a pet, it is recommended that it not be present at the time of inspection. Buyers can easily be put off by barking dogs and the stench of cat litter trays. You want those interested in purchasing the home to have a pleasant experience during the home tour.

As mentioned above, it’s important to prepare your home; you need to know that the home inspector is not the bad guy attempting to present you with a checklist of problems you never knew about, or tried to hide. Again, honesty and integrity are an integral part to aiding a positive house sale.

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