Passing a home inspection is a critical part in the home buying process, whether you are the buyer or seller.

Even if in the end there are only a list of small errors that come up during the inspection, that could make it harder to close a deal and finish the purchasing process.

Here are eight tips on how to make the inspection go as smooth and problem-free as possible:

  1. Fix any plumbing that has leaks in it (i.e faucets and pipes).
  2. Clear away any clutter inside and outside of your home.
  3. Make sure if your city or HOA has any special requirements for selling a home they’re met.
  4. Make sure your lawn is manicured and well-kept looking.
  5. Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  6. Check if any of the exterior parts of the home need repainting due to sun exposure.
  7. Check an replace any part of the roofing or insulation as needed.
  8. Double-check all the basic parts and systems of the home: attic, floors, windows, doors, ceiling, foundation, fireplace, basement and heating system—just to name a few. You can never be too prepared to check off all the basics.

While these are just tips and not all the things that need to be prepared before a home inspector shows up, this list can help guide you in the direction of getting an A+ grade on your home inspection, which will get your house on the market and sold.


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