Pre-Sale Inspections for Home Sellers

For a Homeowner
The idea of selling a home that they’ve spent years building can be very overwhelming. Their home has both emotional and sentimental value, and having sold a few homes of our own over the years, SiteCheck Home Inspections understands this principle. We take great pride in respecting the property, both while on site during the inspection and in the way we write our reports.

For the listing agent

Preparing the seller for the Home Inspection process can ensure that the experience for both the seller AND buyer is much more enjoyable. In the days leading up to the Home inspection, as you prepare your client, please take note of the items mentioned below. This will ensure a more thorough Home Inspection that is free from obstructions while reducing hazards to everyone involved in the inspection.

With a little collaboration, SiteCheck Home Inspections will be better able to perform the thorough home inspections that our customers have come to expect; a win for both the seller and the buyer.

Know before you sell

Having your home evaluated before you list it on the market is a smart idea.

Along with the experiences and years of memories you’ve built in your home comes the wear and tear of a busy life.  Home systems break down as time passes and as they age they sometimes work inefficiently or worse, not at all.  When selling your home there a few key things that you want to keep in mind.

  • Safety First

    Make sure your home interior and exterior are safe for visitors.

  • Home Knowledge

    Understand your home before you list it.

  • Recommended Repairs

    Get familiar with what needs fixing.

Pre-Inspection Checklist for the Seller

  • Appliances

    Please ensure that the following appliances are empty and available to operate:

    1.Dishwasher 2. Washing Machine 3. Clothes Dryer

  • Electrical

    Please ensure the electrical service panel is clear of all obstructions and is easily accessible.

  • Attic

    Attic entrances should be accessible and clear from all obstructions.

  • Garage

    Cars should be removed from the garage and parked in the street to allow inspection of the driveway and garage interior. The garage area should be as clean as possible from big items that would interfere with the inspection.

  • Basement

    All Basement entry points should be easily accessible.

  • HVAC

    Utility systems such as boilers, heaters, AC systems and the water main should be easily accessible.  If any of these systems are inoperable for any reason, the home inspector should be notified prior to beginning the home inspection.

  • Decks

    Decks, balconies and steps should be clear of coverings such as throw carpets and rugs.