How well do you know your home?
Will a potential buyer produce an inspection report that reveals a
problem you were not even aware of? How will this affect a pending sale?
Preparing Your Home for an Inspection.
This is a list of actions that you
should take to have your house ready for the inspector and the potential buyers.
After an inspection, you may decide to
repair certain items. In fact, reducing the to-do list is a good way to reassure
buyers that the home is ready for them. Simply attach a report sheet
stating what was done with dates. For example. if some insulation
is missing in a spot in the attic, it would be advisable to just take care of it
and report that it was done.
Home Inspection Blogs
Read more about Seller's Pre-Listing
Your Disclosure to the
You will be required to
fill in and sign a disclosure form,
which asks if you are aware of any problems with your home at the time
The more detailed the disclosure, the less negotiating power for the
If a problem exists that you are unaware of, the buyer's home
inspector will probably
find them. If you did
not take them into account when you arrived at your price, the buyer has
A full disclosure
of the condition of the home from you will reduce
the risk of a collapsed deal, where the buyers back away after days
of negotiation, offers and counter-offers. During this time, other
potential buyers have been turned away and your sale has lost
ahead and have your home
inspected by an
inspector you can trust
and rely upon to give
you an honest, unbiased