I prepare my sellers for a home inspection by telling them it is like a root canal and a colonoscopy, at the same time, without anesthesia. This analogy comes from my nursing back ground.
And sellers should never be at home during this time!
Except when there is an exception.
This week we had inspections on Blue Mount Rd.
There were over a dozen people on the property within a four hour span. I asked the sellers to be on the premises or be available by phone.
When you have occupied a home for more than a half century...you are going to have a lot of knowledge to share with the buyers and explanations for the various inspectors. A home built in 1812 is definitely not a cookie cutter home.
We started at 8:30 Thursday morning. Here is list of people on this property.
The termite inspector
The septic company
The well yield tester
The tester for the water
The main home inspector
This was in addition to the buyers, the sellers, the buyer's agent and me, the listing agent.
The main house and the river cottage were both inspected.
Handled totally by professionals this all went like a fine tuned orchestra. Buyers and sellers had a great meeting explaining the care and maintenance.