Passing your home inspection
You are selling your home and a common condition of a serious buyer will be the passing of the home inspection. This is a very common condition in every sales contract and you should be prepared for it. The home inspection is usually paid for by the buyer to ensure that the home not only looks good but everything else is working well.
An inspector will usually take around 3 to 4 hours to complete the home inspection.
Here are some of the things the home inspector will look at.
- Plumbing – The inspector checks for leaking or dripping faucets, as well as the water pressure. He will run the dishwasher and also look for drainage issues.
- Attic Spaces – This space should have proper insulation and have proper ventilation. There should be no mildew or mold problems.
- Roofing – Inspectors look for problems that are associated with a leaking roof, gutters that leak, and the deterioration of shingles. This can be a major cost for a buyer if this is overlooked.
- Electrical – Inspectors look at the wiring and determine whether your home was wired correctly. He would test the receptacles in the home and will check your electrical panel to make sure that everything is functioning the way it should.
- Heating & Cooling Systems – The inspector will check the efficiency of your air condition unit by looking at the compressor and condenser units.
- Appliances – The Inspector will check the refrigerator, cooktop as well as the oven and any other appliances in the home.
- Structure and Foundation – This should be solid, the inspector will look for cracks in the structure and foundation. This can be a very expensive fix for a homeowner.
Selling your home can be a stressful time. You have tons of people in and out of your home, and you are also competing with tons of other properties that are on the market. Before you put your home on the market you should do a pre-inspection of your home. This gives you peace of mind that your home is in good condition and there would be less of a chance that an offer will fall through because of a failed home inspection.