You’ve probably listed your home, found a buyer, and negotiated a price, so the sale of your home is almost done. But there’s one crucial thing that needs doing before the deal is sealed, a home inspection.
It can be stressful but it is a must-do. So, don’t be surprised. To help you out, here is a checklist to help you prepare.
Understand what an inspector does
First things first; be a step ahead, get to know what an inspector does. An inspector will for sure scrutinize your home top to bottom, probably emphasizing the roof, walls, foundation, plumbing,
Gather all the necessary documents
These may include anything that involves any general maintenance or repairs done in the past years and documents showing any HVAC inspections or any other house-related fixes. This is to make sure if a problem you already addressed pops up, you’ve got proof you handled it.
Fix what needs fixing
Don’t wait for the last-minute rush. Ensure that all windows and doors open and close with ease, patch holes that are present, and just any area that needs fixing shouldn’t be left.
Grant access to every part of your home
You probably want to be on the good side with the inspector. So, ensure that you’ve packed all your belongings and all areas are accessible.
This is the time to take out any clutter, remove debris, clean the house thoroughly and make sure to turn on all utilities. Also, inspect if the lights and all appliances are working and again double-check if all areas are accessible.
Finally, leave the house for the inspector and remember to carry your pet with you.
The outcome of a home inspection is not always guaranteed but you’re less likely to be surprised if you prepared adequately. So, if you want a comprehensive home inspection done for you, contact Chapman Home Inspection if you stay in Panama City, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, St. George Island, Apalachicola, and the surrounding areas. Their services are excellent.