Tips for a smooth Home Inspection
Have a Home Inspection Coming Up? Use These Tips to Ensure the Process Goes as Smoothly as Possible
If you’re selling your home, chances are, the buyers are going to get your home inspected.
So, the question is, as a homeowner, what steps can you take to ensure that your inspection goes smoothly, and make the process as simple and streamlined as possible?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined key tips to ace your home inspection, including:
- Make every area of your home accessible. Home inspectors need to access all areas of your home, including your attic and basement. Before they arrive, make sure to remove any items that might hinder their ability to access different areas of your home (for example, if your attic access is in a closet, make sure to clean out the closet so they can easily and safely access the attic).
- Provide a list of improvements. Have you made repairs or improvements to your home—for example, replacing the roof or renovating a basement? Make a list, with dates, for your inspector; that way, they know what work has been done on the home, and when that work was completed.
- Get your paperwork in order. Giving your inspector a list of improvements is only helpful if they can verify those improvements were made, which means you’ll need to provide documentation. Make sure to collect all of the relevant paperwork ahead of time—like permits, waivers, and warranties—to share with your inspector.