Finally, it’s about time to sell your house and move into a new one. But before you put your property on the market, consider using a home inspection service so that you can identify and fix issues that might put you in a weak spot during price negotiations with potential buyers.
However, there are a few things you should do before your property inspector arrives so that the final inspection report turns out in your favour.
Treat pest and termite infestation
A home with pest infestation is not only considered unhygienic, but it also leaves your potential buyers thinking if that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You don’t want to scare them away with an inspection report that says ‘heavily infested by pests and termites’. Therefore, if you notice any kind of bugs and crawlies in your home, call in a pest treatment expert to get rid of them for once and all. Not only will it make you look good in the report, but you’ll also feel great about handing a safe, hygienic property to the next family that moves in.
Provide easy access
Don’t get your home inspector riled up over obstructions to key areas that need to be inspected. Clear up the clutter around the basement, furnace room, attics, under sinks, etc. to create an easy passage so that the home inspector can do his job well. If the inspector can’t inspect an area because of the difficult/limited access, that’d be a red flag for potential buyers.
Replace blown out fuses and bulbs
While you are putting everything together to prepare your house for inspection, don’t forget to take care of minor electrical issues and save your home inspector time and efforts. For instance, a blown-out fuse or bulb could mean a lot of things, and it takes time and effort to take everything apart to get to the bottom of the problem. If simply changing the bulb or fuse can keep the suspicion at bay, then why not do it in the first place?
Fix any leakage in the bathroom
A clean and dry bathroom leaves a positive impression on potential buyers. On the other hand, a dirty bathroom with a running toilet and dripping faucets lets the buyers form a negative perception that no amount of discount can change. That being said, have your plumber fix any leakages before the property inspector arrives so that your buyers don’t see any red flags in the inspection report.
These tips should help you understand how to prepare your house for home inspection. In case you are looking for an experienced home inspector for a thorough and reliable service, get in touch with Alpha Building Inspections today.