Do These Simple Home Maintenance Tips Prior to Listing Your Home and Avoid Many Common Issues Found in Home Inspection Reports

We find many common issues during home inspections that could be avoided by investing in these home maintenance items prior to listing a home:

  • Replace air return filters
  • Replace burned out light bulbs
  • Clean gutters of all debris
  • Trim bushes and shrubs away from the house and around A/C units
  • Apply fresh paint throughout the home
  • Replace rotted landscaping timbers
  • Replace rotted exterior trim
  • Replace water damaged siding
  • Pressure wash the exterior of the house
  • Pressure wash sidewalks and driveways
  • Clean windows and blinds
  • Replace damaged or broken windows

How a Pre-listing Home Inspection Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster and For More $$$

A seller’s home inspection can reveal problems with the home prior to listing it, thus giving you, the seller, many advantages such as:

  • Repairs found in the report might make the home show better once corrected
  • Gives you time to make repairs on your own time and shop for competitive contractors and prices, thus potentially lowering the your out of pocket costs
  • Allows you to showcase the repairs to the potential buyers by attaching repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report
  • Aids in the negation process by removing inflated costs from the buyer and their estimates
  • You can choose your own home inspector rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of an inspector
  • You can schedule the home inspection at your convenience
  • The report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers
  • Eliminates major repair surprises from the buyer’s home inspection report, which can lead to the contract falling through
  • May eliminate the need for the buyer to purchase their own home inspection, again increasing the chance of successfully closing the deal