PREPARE FOR A HOME INSPECTION

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PREPARE FOR A HOME INSPECTION
  • Vendor is not required at the inspection and the purchaser rarely feels comfortable when the vendor is present.
  • Disclose past catastrophes such as former grow op houses, fires or floods.
  • Access is needed to attic, yard and garage. Also, easy access to electrical panel, furnace, sump pump and water main is ideal for the inspection to go smoothly.
  • Valuables and medications should be out of sight and in a safe location.
  • Pets need to be in a safe location, either away from the home or in a crate.
  • Provide enough time for the Home Inspection. The average Pillar to Post Home Inspection takes between 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the home and the inspection package chosen.
  • Make sure the "decision maker" has seen the home and attends the inspection (if applicable). 
  • Have a pre-listing inspection done to identify items that will come up and may complicate the deal.
  • Provide any building permits and plans for major renovations such as decks or finished basements.
  • Disclose if the work was not completed with proper permits.
  • Provide Well and Septic permits and maintenance/repair records (if applicable).
  • Provide Invoices/Warranties for major improvements, furnaces, roof etc.
  • Have furnace/AC professionally serviced if not done in past 12 months and provide copy of all service records.
  • Have qualified electrician check any aluminum wire connections (if applicable) and provide a letter outlining work done and comments made.
  • Vendor should ensure the home is safe; hand railings installed, lights are functional, correct any "handyman" wiring and eliminate hazards before buyers/inspector arrive.                                        
  • *** This article was written by the Pillar To Post Home Inspection Team***
Michael Rauser

Michael Rauser

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CENTURY 21 Sun Country Realty
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