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Sellers:  Get Your Home Ready for Inspection

You have a contract on your house!  Awesome!  After the awesome feeling, some sellers can experience feelings of anxiety when it comes to being ready for their home inspection.  Here are some tips from Scott Emerson – BPG Home Inspections to help make the process a little easier:

  • On inspection day, you the seller should plan to be away from the house.  This will give the inspector the ability to conduct the inspection and time for the Buyer to meet with the inspector and discuss areas of concern.
  • Pets should be removed from the property or crated.
  • If the house is vacant, make sure all the utilities are turned on.
  • If something is not working properly, don’t try to hide it- if you have time to fix it before the inspection, that is the best solution.  Even better, is to fix any issues you are aware of before putting your house on the market.  If you don’t have time to fix the issues, just leave a note indicating you know the item is broken and it will be fixed.
  • Replace blown lightbulbs in all parts of the home.  Test all smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly.
  • Please make sure your oven and stovetop are clean so they can be tested without setting off the smoke alarm.
  • Clean or replace your HVAC filters.
  • Have clear access to the electrical panel, water heater, attic, crawl space, heating system, garage and garage GFCI’s, and other areas that will need to be inspected.
  • If there is a septic inspection, make sure the lid accessible.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or Scott Emerson

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