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:
- Fix any plumbing that has leaks in it (i.e faucets and pipes).
- Clear away any clutter inside and outside of your home.
- Make sure if your city or HOA has any special requirements for selling a home they’re met.
- Make sure your lawn is manicured and well-kept looking.
- Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Check if any of the exterior parts of the home need repainting due to sun exposure.
- Check an replace any part of the roofing or insulation as needed.
- 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.