What a seller needs to do before a Home Inspection

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Real Estate Agent with First Team Real Estate 01492141

Many sellers get worried when they know a home inspection is scheduled.  A home inspection is nothing to worry about, it just is another way for a buyer to get an independent person to evaluate problems or potential problems before purchasing a home. As a seller you may have a home inspection done prior to selling just to make you aware of any potential problems that you can fix.

Before a home inspection as a seller you need to make sure the property is accessible in all areas.  Gates need to be unlocked, storage area and  garages. Also make sure to have any animals safely secured for their safety.

Also make sure all utilities are on at the time of inspection.  A home inspector does check things like a dishwasher, stove and sinks at time of the inspection.  If one of the utilities is not on, the inspector will have to come back at a later time to ensure everything is in working order.

If you haven't done so already, install a carbon monoxide detector, make sure smoke alarms are functioning with new batteries  and that the water heater is double strapped.This is a California law for any real estate transaction and will save you time during the sale.

The home inspector will not disturb any of your belongings and will leave the property in the same condition as it was found.

Having a home inspection is a great tool , as your agent we will make sure you are prepared.

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Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005
Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs. - Palm Desert, CA
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Utilities are a big necessity for home inspections that are often overlooked, make sure they are on or you may have to pay for the inspector to go back!

Dec 31, 2013 04:41 AM