PRE INSPECTION TIPS
Preparing your home before a home inspection is something that is very important but often forgotten. Yes, we are all very busy - but when you are selling your home you should follow these steps to have a successful home inspection. Whether it's a new build or a 100 year old home. Let's face it, there will be aspects to the home that will be included in a home inspection report.
Here are some helpful tips that can make the home inspection more successful for you. The less get's noted in the inspection report the more likely the house will sell!
If you complete repairs that you know are necessary it will help to ensure that selling process goes more smoothly. If you choose to do a pre-listing home inspection it is higly likely these concerns would also show up in the final inspection report.
A pre-listing inspection is usually a shorter version of the standard buyer's inspection because certain descriptions are just not necessary and minor issues may be omitted. However, collectively the pre-inspection report will give you clear insight into what needs fixed, what can be done to the eventual inspection report. You don't want the buyer to get a final inspection report where every aspect of the home will be marked as an issue with 'repair/replace' on every item in the report.
That will turn away many buyers. So do the things you can before you sell your home, or do the work while you are selling your home. No home is ever in perfect condition or finished, just go with the flow and do a little here and there.
We can tell you ---- it makes a big difference!!!
Examples that have been discovered
Replace any cracked electrical outlets.
Make sure all cover plates are installed.
Remove all clutter from under sink.
Remove all mold from any area.
Make sure there are no hazardous power strips.
Dryer vents should not be clogged.
Make sure gutters are not clogged.
Clean all debris off roof.