Home Seller Preparation For a Home Inspection
- A clean and orderly home also gives the impression of a well-maintained home. It is recommended to have the HVAC serviced and cleaned before the inspection.
- Some maintenance items your may want to check off the list include re-caulking around bathtubs and sinks, unclogging drains, replacing old and torn window screens, and adding new insulation in the attic if necessary.
- You’ll also want to be sure to examines your house for water damage and leaks. Look for leaks under sinks, around faucets, bathtubs, showers, toilets, dishwashers and refrigerators.
- And don’t forget about the exterior of the house. Clean out gutters, trim away any tree branches and sweep debris off the roof.
- Having a pre-listing inspection can lead to a smoother transaction and will likely identify issues the buyer’s inspector would uncover.
- If the house is vacant, make sure the utilities are on, and be sure there is clear access to attics, crawlspaces, heating systems and garages.