How to prepare your house for a per-inspection?

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How to prepare your house for a per-inspection?

House for a per-inspection

We can all agree that preparing your home for per inspection can be a tough thought. The assessment will analyze and outline all the concerns a prospective buyer should consider before purchasing your home. Items that will be fully inspected include the roof, general structure, exterior, electrical system, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and insulation.

Here we give you the Top 10 tips for preparing your home for per inspections:

Understand what inspectors look for

Preparing for a home inspection starts with knowing how an inspector thinks and works. For example, you wouldn’t want to change your home’s paint colors or go searching for issues in the walls to please the inspector or try to guess what they’re going to find. But inspectors don’t have X-Ray vision. They won’t cut into your walls. And don’t care about your decoration.

You have to go with the well-maintained look of your house. So that when it goes through inspection, not no problem will be detected by an inspector.

Access denied

Get the inspector on your good side by completely helping them do their job. To do so is simple. Go around the house and check to make sure that all home areas need to be inspected. That includes the bay, the walking lane, the garage, the shed, and the wall storage cupboard. The inspector will also need the remote controls for any machines sold with the house, such as lights, fireplaces, or ceiling fans.

Order a pre-listing inspection

If you’re the type of person, who hates the aspect of surprise, just order a pre-listing inspection. With a pre-listing assessment, you will get a review willingly before the person who will purchase your house ever comes over the home. You find out what’s the problem or wrong things with your house without the pressure of a buyer telling you to make certain fixes at the end moment. At your convenience, you can repair the issues related to your house before it becomes delayed.

Fix what’s broken

You have to keep in mind that small wear and tear or issue can affect your house’s impression in front of the inspector, so you have to look after small things very precisely. When in doubt, change the light bulb. Fill the holes in the drywall. Make sure that the windows work properly. Fix the leaky taps. If you can’t take care of it yourself, call for an experienced person, whether a plumber, electrician, or a man, for all work. Set the receipts and warranties of everything out on the kitchen counter or a dining table for the inspector to review.

And if something isn’t working or needs a repair, such as a major appliance or part of the roof, get an approximate charge before the inspection.

Use a checklist to guide your prep

Checklist Guide for house inspection

You can also make a checklist at the last moment to make sure that you have prepared your house for per inspection. For example, Check wood trim joints for caulk and softness, secure or replace all loose wood or bricks on steps, Fix nail pops and loose shingles on the roof, change out all air filters, Adjust doors that stick when they open or close, etc.

By | 2023-07-06T01:11:16-05:00 February 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to prepare your house for a per-inspection?

About the Author:

The author is a real estate developer and buyer of houses in the Houston, Austin and surrounding area. He has built value by redeveloping 100's of houses throughout Travis and Harris county and gained a wealth of information to help you sell your house quickly.