Pre-Inspection For Sellers
The market can be tough for home owners looking to sell. Ensuring your home is in peak condition and having the ability to demonstrate it with a certified home inspection can set you apart from the hundreds of other homes being sold in your market.
Our priority is giving providing you with the ability to set yourself apart from your competition by providing you a thorough and rigorous inspection. Not only will this inspection assist you in the sales process but it will also uncover any surprises that would have been otherwise uncovered by your prospective buyers home inspection leading to last minute negotiations and repairs that add to the stress of selling your home.
- A seller inspection means you won't be in for any surprises.
- The inspection is conducted at your convenience.
- An inspection can alert you of any immediate issues or safety concerns.
- A pre-inspection may substantiate a higher asking price.
- A pre-inspection can relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions and concerns.
- A pre-inspection report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion.
Seller's Pre-Inspection Checklist
- Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; replace batteries as needed.
- Replace burned our bulbs that could be interpreted as an electrical problem.
- Clean and replace HVAC air filters.
- Trim shrubs away from the house and tree limbs away from the roof line.
- Fix broken locks, windowpanes, screens, gutters, downspouts, and chimney caps.
- Payments are made at the time of the inspection. Payments can made by cash, check or credit card.
- Make certain all utilities are connected (electric, gas, water) and that the gas pilot lights are burning.
- Remove all items (including wood and debris) from the foundation perimeter since their presence signals a potential for termite infestation and carpenter ants.
- Remove all items blocking access to electrical service panels, water heaters, HVAC equipment, attics and crawlspaces.
- Unlock gates, hatches, electrical panels, closets, attic doors, crawlspaces and other areas to be inspected.
- Remove pets from the house or ensure they will not interfere with the inspection.