3 Tips for Preparing for a Pre-Home Inspection Exercise

28 June 2019
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Before you list your home for sale, you should conduct a pre-home inspection. It acts as evidence to a potential buyer that everything is in order and the house is safe for occupation. However, if you have never experienced one before, then pre-house inspections can be daunting. It is because most homeowners find the idea of letting a bunch of strangers move around the home to be less appealing. That said, a pre-house inspection can play a significant role in ensuring that your home stays on the market. If you want to make the inspection process easier, then you need to get your house ready for the inspection service. This article highlights ways to have a great home inspection experience. 

Prepare Access Points — If there is an entryway in your home, then you can be sure that the home inspection unit will get in. Therefore, it is vital to prepare any access points in your home accordingly before the inspection service arrives. For instance, if you have a stubborn basement door that often gets stuck and requires several minutes to shimmy loose, have it open and ready for the unit. Additionally, if there are spaces that you do not often use and whose access points are blocked by all manner of things, then go ahead and clear the way. Not only does preparing access points allow for a quick inspection, but it also prevents potential injuries to the inspection team.

Unlock Doors — Most inspectors will let you tag along if you do not mind following them around the house during a pre-home inspection process. However, the truth is that most homeowners find it boring and usually just allow the service provider to do their work. If you belong to the latter group, then it is advisable to let the inspector have access to all inspection areas. Therefore, make sure that you unlock all doors before the inspector arrives. For example, if you keep the basement door locked so that your kids don't go down there, ensure that you unlock it before the inspection process begins. You will save yourself and the inspector valuable time and make the process shorter. 

Secure Pets — It is common knowledge that pets do not feel comfortable around strangers. Since the home inspector will be a stranger on your pet's turf, the pet might get aggressive. Therefore, if you have a pet, then you need to make arrangements to secure them or have a friend or neighbour stay with them until the inspection process is completed.