Tips for the seller to do on the day the buyer has a home inspection preformed on their home.

On the day of the buyer's home inspection:

  • Make sure all animals are secured –Remember we will need full access to the entire property
  • Make sure all utilities are on.
  • Leave keys available or unlock any locks on outside gates and that prevent full access to the exterior.
  • Pull vehicles out of garage day of inspection - if possible

Regarding a gas-fired appliance, which utilizes a pilot light, such as a gas log fireplace or older furnace, make sure the pilot light is on. If the gas logs require a remote install fresh batteries – if the gas logs require a key to turn gas on – leave the key where it can be found – best to leave a note for the inspector.

We will operate the heating and cooling system, gas fire places, dishwasher, range and other appliances that are included with the house

Be sure there is total and complete access to the following areas:

  • Electrical Panel
  • Furnace
  • Water Heater
  • Attic Space
  • Crawl Space
  • The entire house including garages

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Home inspector tips for Seller getting home ready for inspection

If your home is on the market talk to your Realtor about having a Pre-inspection or you are planning to prepare for sale.

You may want to consider our sellers home inspection

Home maintenance tips:


  1. Make sure all the dirt and landscaping material is away from the siding of the house.  There should be 6-8 inches of clearance beneath the siding of the house.
  2. Clean out drains in front of garage doors
  3. Examine decks for loose or wood rot boards and loose rails – repair or replace as needed
  4. Plant growth should be cut back away from the house at least 10-12 inches.
  5. Check the siding and trim for any damages and repair as needed.
  6. Repair any missing caulking around doors, windows and over nail heads.
  7. Scrape and paint any areas with chipped or pealing paint – be sure to remove paint scrapings
  8. Make sure all exterior doors and door knobs/deadbolts are operating properly. 

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