Inspection For the Home Seller

A home seller’s pre-sale inspection is a great marketing tool, giving you a competitive advantage over other homes on the market, and helping you sell your home faster at the highest possible price.

A pre-sale inspection lets you know what’s going on with your house before it reaches the contract stage. It provides for full disclosure, and gives you an opportunity to make repairs to your home in advance, helping expedite the sale of your home. I’ll look at your home though a “buyer’s eyes,” trying to anticipate issues a buyer may notice. I’ll work closely with you giving tips and suggestions from this perspective.

Pre-sale inspections are a wise decision for all homeowners!

I will inspect and report on:

  • the condition of every major system and component, from the roof to the foundation
  • visible major and minor deficiencies
  • potential major expenditures
  • safety concerns


Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection

Speed up your home sale by preparing your home ahead of time using the following tips. Your home inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing.

  1. Confirm that that the water, electrical and gas services are turned on (including pilot lights).
  2. Make sure your pets won’t hinder your home inspection. Ideally, they should be removed from the premises or secured outside. Tell your agent about any pets at home.
  3. Replace burned-out light bulbs to avoid a “light is inoperable” report that may suggest an electrical problem.
  4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries.
  5. Clean or replace dirty HVAC air filters. They should fit securely.
  6. Remove stored items, debris and wood from the foundation. These may be cited as “conducive conditions” for termites.
  7. Remove items blocking access to HVAC equipment, electrical service panels, the water heater, attic and crawlspace.
  8. Unlock any locked areas that your home inspector must access, such as the attic door or hatch, the electrical service panel, the door to the basement, and any exterior gates.
  9. Trim tree limbs so that they’re at least 10 feet away from the roof.  Trim any shrubs that are too close to the house and can hides pests or hold moisture against the exterior.
  10. Repair or replace any broken or missing items, such as doorknobs, locks or latches, windowpanes or screens, gutters or downspouts, or chimney caps.

Checking these areas before your home inspection is an investment in selling your property.

From Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection – InterNACHI