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Seller’s Guide: Mastering Home Inspections

A home inspection assesses your property’s condition, helping buyers make informed decisions.

Preparing Your Home

  1. Clean and Declutter: Present a neat and accessible space for the inspector.
  2. Complete Minor Repairs: Address minor issues like leaky faucets or cracked tiles.
  3. Clear Access: Ensure easy access to utility areas like the electrical panel.
  4. Provide Documentation: Gather paperwork for recent repairs or renovations.

Accompanying the Inspector

Though not mandatory, being present during the inspection allows you to address any concerns firsthand.

Responding to Findings

  1. Address Significant Issues: Tackle structural or safety concerns promptly.
  2. Negotiate Repairs: Work with your agent to negotiate fair resolutions for repair requests.
  3. Offer Credits: Consider providing credits or discounts to offset repair costs.

Navigating a home inspection as a seller may seem daunting, but with preparation and proactive communication, you can ensure a successful sale.