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Julie Dolan Explains A Few Thoughts on Home Inspections
If you are selling a home, you’ll want to make sure that your house is in good condition, both structurally and in terms of systems like heating and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems so that it will sail through a home inspection. If an inspection turns up any existing or potential problems, the buyer may ask the seller to fix the issues of concern or perhaps make a slight deduction to the home price so that they buyer will be able to afford repairs. In the interest of avoiding any surprises, before listing, some sellers choose to be more proactive by independently hiring an inspector at the outset of the home selling process to determine whether there are any major concerns to address before listing.
When an inspection is conducted on a property that you’re selling, there’s no need for you to worry about things like cleanliness or interior decorating. An inspector doesn’t care about these details. However, do expect a thorough examination of the foundation, roof, exterior, porches or desks, attic, garage, and even the driveway. All systems should be up to code. If anything is in imminent danger of failing (at the end of its useful life) or needing repairs, the inspector will include those issues in a final report.