Home Seller Inspection

Selling a home can be an exciting yet daunting process, and it’s important to make sure you’re properly prepared for the buyer’s inspection. Having a home inspection prior to listing your property is one of the most important steps that a seller should take – this will help prevent any potential issues from arising during the process that could create delays.

Prepare For Sale

Be prepared for potential issues: The buyer’s inspector is looking closely to determine any problems, and they will likely be very thorough in their approach. During this time, it’s important that you are present both to answer questions and also to make sure that you can directly address the problems if they arise. You’ll want to be prepared to make any necessary repairs or improvements, and you’ll want to be able to give a reasonable timeline for these fixes to occur.

Home Seller Inspection

Tips For Homesellers


  • Clean debris from gutters and drains
  • Re-caulk around exterior windows & doors
  • Repair damaged masonry on walkways & steps
  • Repair minor defects in exterior wall materials
  • Replace damaged and missing shingles
  • Seal driveway cracks

Day Of Inspection

  • Clear entrance to storage sheds, attic, crawl spaces, basement, and garage
  • Clear paths of snow & debris
  • If the buyer will be present, then be away from the house for the duration of the inspection
  • Keep pets in a safe location or remove them from the property if necessary
  • Move objects away from water heater, furnace and air conditioner
  • Provide all keys for any locked doors


  • Repair leaking faucets and fixtures
  • Repair cracked and broken window panes
  • Have chimneys cleaned
  • Have a professional electrician inspect receptacle & switches, then make necessary repairs
  • Re-caulk around bathtubs & sinks
  • Arrange service for your HVAC
  • Replace batteries in smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Loosen any windows that are painted shut

Disclosures & Warranties

  • Disclose past fires, floods and major repair work
  • Provide building permits or plans for any major renovations
  • Provide invoices & warranties for major improvements like roofs, furnaces, and appliances

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