Preparing Your Home for an Inspector

So, you hired an agent, got your home ready to list, put it out on the market, and now have an accepted deal. Congrats!

Likely, the next step is the buyer’s home inspection, which you’ll want to go as smoothly as possible.

Here is a helpful video and checklist (below) to guide you through it:


Inspection Preparation Checklist:

  • Clear out space in and around the following areas so inspector can have unfettered access:
    • attic entrances (e.g., cars parked in garage)
    • crawlspaces
    • electrical panel(s)
    • sink (underneath)
  • Ensure any burnt out light bulbs are replaced prior to inspection
  • Let inspector and/or the buyer’s agent know if you have any pets
    • If pets are unfriendly or prone to escape, have them confined or removed prior to inspection
  • Be sure utilities are on:
    • Water/Sewer
    • Electric
    • Natural Gas
    • Furnace
    • A/C
    • Water Heater
  • Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors to be sure they’re functioning

A couple of local home inspectors I’d recommend:


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