Sunday, February 13, 2011

Preparing for a Home Inspection

To prepare for a home inspection, it is always advisable for the seller to provide clear access to all of the following:

  • Attic(s)
  • Crawlspaces
  • Heat Systems
  • Garage Walls
  • Furnace
  • Electrical Panel
  • and all other areas that will need to be inspected.

If the house is vacant be sure all utilities are turned on such as:

  • Water
  • Electric
  • Water Heater
  • Furnace / Air Conditioning
  • Breakers in Electrical panels
  • Inform Seller that dishwasher will be run

Other times to inspect your home:

  • Have your home pre-inspected prior to selling to reduce the chance of last minute surprises and expenses.
  • You have maintenance performed routinely on your car. Why not perform a maintenance inspection on your house every 3 – 5 years? Keep ahead of maintenance problems and head off major expense by having a minor problem repaired before it becomes a major expense.
  • If you don’t have a relationship with a home inspector, contact your Realtor for referrals to local home inspectors.
j0400825Charles Kraus, Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Annapolis, MD
office: (410) 919-2642
direct: (443) 822-0700

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