Getting Your House Ready For Inspection

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 519993
 

SELLERS: Get Your Home Ready for Inspection

 
You have a contract on your listing!  After the awesome feeling, some sellers can experience feelings of anxiety when it comes to being ready for their home inspection.  Here are some tips from this inspector to help make the process a little easier:

  • On inspection day, the home should be empty of the owners - this gives the Buyer time to get acquainted with the property.

  • Pets should be removed from the property or crated.

  • If the house is vacant, make sure all the utilities are turned on.

  • If something is not working properly, don't try to hide it- Inspectors will find it.  You may raise questions that will cause concern for the Buyer and impact the sale.  Just leave a note indicating you know the item is broken.

  • Replace blown lightbulbs in all parts of the home.  Test all smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly.

  • Please make sure your oven and stovetop are clean so they can be tested without setting off the smoke alarm.

  • Clean or replace your HVAC filters.

  • Have clear access to the electrical panel, water heater, attic, crawl space, heating system, garage and garage GFCI's, and other areas that will need to be inspected. 

  • If there is a septic inspection, please make sure you make the lid accessible. 
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Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Jeremy K. Frost very valuable report about getting a house ready for inspection.

Aug 07, 2020 02:36 PM #1
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeremy great advice sellers need to read this, there were a few times we walked in a home and the power was shut off....Endre

Aug 07, 2020 10:02 PM #2
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Anna Chroscicki
Re/Max Masterpiece Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate

Great tips.

Sep 05, 2020 11:05 AM #3
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeremy, most homeowners know what is going on in their home, but some need a list to ensure a good home inspection.

Sep 18, 2020 06:59 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share with home sellers.

Take care, be safe and have a very productive month.

Oct 01, 2020 08:07 AM #5
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Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Jeremy

Nice checklist but unfortunately you need to add a few due to Covid for showings and inspections here:

  1. need a showing Covid checklist with specific instruction
  2. need a Covid statement from you and anyone entering the home
  3. need gloves and sanitizer
  4. need to sanitize the home after the parties have left
  5. plus a couple more that I am forgetting this morning

cheers cvc

Oct 02, 2020 08:30 AM #6
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Anna Chroscicki
Re/Max Masterpiece Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate

Very good points!

Oct 02, 2020 09:39 AM #7
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeremy, you have pointed out many valuable tips for a buyer's inspection.

Dec 01, 2020 07:24 AM #8
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Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
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Hi Jeremy, good info on getting house ready for inspection. But I suggest home sellers to stay during inspection, since some inspectors don't know how everything works and marks those items as "Not Working Correctly".

 

Dec 01, 2020 11:44 AM #9
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Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
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Jeremy

Stopped by to say hello, Hopefully you had a great Thanksgiving, cheers cvc

Dec 03, 2020 12:45 PM #10
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