Have a Home Inspection Coming Up? Use These Tips to Ensure the Process Goes as Smoothly as Possible

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Buyers Realty BRE 01247457

If you’re selling your home, chances are, the buyers are going to get your home inspected.

So, the question is, as a homeowner, what steps can you take to ensure that your inspection goes smoothly, and make the process as simple and streamlined as possible?

recent article from realtor.com outlined key tips to ace your home inspection, including:

  • Make every area of your home accessible. Home inspectors need to access all areas of your home, including your attic and basement. Before they arrive, make sure to remove any items that might hinder their ability to access different areas of your home (for example, if your attic access is in a closet, make sure to clean out the closet so they can easily and safely access the attic).
  • Provide a list of improvements. Have you made repairs or improvements to your home—for example, replacing the roof or renovating a basement? Make a list, with dates, for your inspector; that way, they know what work has been done on the home, and when that work was completed.
  • Get your paperwork in order. Giving your inspector a list of improvements is only helpful if they can verify those improvements were made, which means you’ll need to provide documentation. Make sure to collect all of the relevant paperwork ahead of time—like permits, waivers, and warranties—to share with your inspector.

Comments (3)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ron and thank you for the great information in your blog to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a Special Day!


Sep 28, 2022 10:34 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent post!  Not sure why you don't have more comments.  During my almost 20 years in real estate I've only missed a couple of inspections due to timing.  Part of my duties as a listing agent are to remind my buyers of what's included, what's not included, and how we negotiate repairs.  Knowing the process helps them look at items differently!   Great post!

Oct 04, 2022 04:54 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Valuable information and a well written post.  So many important details.  Thank you for sharing with us in the Rain!

Oct 05, 2022 07:05 PM