The savvy seller’s guide to a stress-free home inspection

When it’s time to sell your home, you’re in an exciting period with a large list of tasks to accomplish, including the home inspection. Your potential buyer will arrange (and typically pay for) the general inspection, including an onsite visit and report prepared by the inspector, but there are steps you can take to make the process as seamless as possible. In this blog post, we’ll give you tips to follow for a stress-free home inspection.

Before Inspection Day

If you’ve arrived at the point of a home inspection in the process of selling your home, chances are you’ve been showing it around in close-to pristine condition. Here’s a list of some details that you may have overlooked that will help you prepare for an upcoming home inspection:

  • Clean windowsills and door tracks. Inspectors will be opening and closing every window and door in your home, so take a moment to wipe off dead flies and dust that may have accumulated. Go over your door’s locks, hinges, and handles to ensure they’re working smoothly.
  • Clear dryer vents. Believe it or not, dirty dryer vents actually make it onto the inspection report.


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