What to Expect
Listing inspections can be used as a tool to give validity to your asking price and place confidence in the minds of prospective buyers. Buyers who compare their inspection report to listing reports are much more likely to pay full asking price without a challenge when both reports are favorable.
THE INSPECTOR IS COMING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The following tips will make the home inspection process go quickly and smoothly.
1. Make sure all utilities are turned on. water, gas, electric.
2. Make sure all gates, sheds, electrical panels, garages, and storage rooms are unlocked and accessible or keys to each are readily available to the inspector.
3. Remove items blocking or limiting access to under floor crawl spaces and attic accesses.
4. Check all interior and exterior lights and replace any burnt out bulbs.
5. Secure all family pets (i.e. dogs).
6. Alarms systems should be turned off or alarm codes provided.
7. All pilot lights to gas appliances or furnaces should be turned on.
8. Hot water heater is accessible.
9. Seismic strapping of hot water heater is installed.
10. Make sure the air conditioning system equipment on both interior and exterior is accessible.