Home Inspection Tips For Sellers

Fort Wort Home InspectorIs your home for sale?  Is it ready for the Home Inspector to come in and do his job so that the sale of your home will go smoother?  Here are some great tips on how to make sure you are all set.

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Home Inspection Tips For Sellers

For a smoother Inspection Sellers should consider the following:

  • Repair leaks in faucets and drains below sinks
  • Replace missing downspouts/splash blocks
  • Clean gutters and roof debris
  • Replace missing screens or broken glass
  • Replace all burnt out light bulbs
  • Replace missing and damaged light switch and receptacle covers
  • Secure loose light switches and receptacle covers
  • Remove kiddie-proof covers from receptacles
  • Plan a place for yourself and pets to go for about 3 hours
  • Ensure that all utilities are on
  • Pilot lights are lit (The gas provider will usually light pilots at no cost to the owner)
  • Attic access is clear of clothing or stored items
  • Crawl space entrances are not blocked or nailed in place
  • Water heaters are accessible
  • Furnaces are accessible
  • Sinks, showers and bathtubs are clear of dishes or personal items
  • Built-in appliances are free of stored items and ready to be operated
  • Electrical panels are accessible and not locked
  • Areas or items to be inspected are freely accessible (ie. Windows, electric outlets, sprinkler controls)
  • Pets are secured in kennels if not removed

Realty Inspection Services will be inspecting many items when in your home and it is of upmost importance to us that we leave your home just as we found it.  Thank you for allowing us in your home. 

Realty Inspection Services     www.RisDFW.com    817-577-9600

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