How to speed up an inspection and help the sale.

Sellers can speed their home inspection by following these suggestions. The inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. 
  1. Make sure all utilities are on ( water electricity, and gas ) and pilots are lit on waterheater,furnace , boilers etc.
  2. If pets are in the home, make sure they wont slow things down. The best practice is to have them outdoors, or at a friends home. Do tell the agent if you have pets in the home.
  3. A burned out bulb will give the appearance of an electrical problem, make sure to replace any dead bulbs.
  4. Make sure all Smoke and CO detectors have fresh batteries and are functioning
  5. Replace or clean the HVAC air filters, reinstall them correctly.
  6. Clear away anything blocking view of the foundation exterior, and dont store wood against foundation.
  7. Personal items stored inside should not obscure typically inspected areas or components such as the water heater, HVAC equiptment, Electrical service panels, attics and crawl spaces.
  8. There should not be any locked and inaccesible areas- Make sure the inspector can get to everything possible.
  9. Landscaping should be neat and clean, without overhanging tree branches, or shrubs too close to home.
  10. Any Broken or missing items you find or know of should be replaced before they can end up in a report.

Do these things and you will have a much smoother inspection-
plus your agent will be grateful.


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