June 21, 2018 | Anna Veloz
How to Prepare for Home Inspection (Seller's Guide)


There are many real estate transactions that don’t make it past the home inspection period. Many of the things that scare away a buyer are things that could be avoided if you prepare for a home inspection properly. Here are some helpful tips you could use to prepare for inspection when selling a home.


Check Your Lighting
  • Replace lightbulbs
  • Check all lighting fixtures
  • Repair/replace as needed

Inspect Your Home Mechanics
  • Roof
  • Furnace
  • Central air conditioning
  • Hot water heater
  • Electrical panel and wiring

Check the Exterior
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Grading
  • Siding/Exterior paint
  • Fascia and soffits
  • Driveway
  • Doorbell
  • Trees, bushes and shrubs

Check Your Windows
  • Functionality
  • Screens
  • Condition

Check Your Plumbing
  • Faucets
  • Showers and tubs
  • Toilets
  • Septic systems
  • Water pressure

Provide Inspector Clear Access
  • Crawl spaces
  • Attic
  • Knee walls

Check Your Detectors
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide detector
  • Water leak detectors

Check Your Utilities
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Check Your Included Appliances
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Oven/Range
  • Refrigerator


Source:  Pinterest Infographic
Text Adapted from: Kyle Hiscock (Rochester Real Estate)
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