- Make sure the home inspector has access to every area of your home
- Be prepared to be away from your home for 2 ½ – 3 hours. Being on site hovering usually just makes the buyer and inspector uneasy
- Back your cars out of the garage so that things can be seen better
- Replace any burnt out light bulbs in your home, including both indoors and outdoors. This negates the home inspector from having to note that it didn't work and make the buyers nervous that there is some sort of electrical issue.
- Do not cover up problems. Home inspectors know how people do this and tend to look for areas that are possibly concealing an issue. If this is discovered, no one is happy. And ultimately, it is not fair to the new buyers
- Have all utilities (water, electric, and gas) turned on at the property. This includes having all electrical components on.
- Be sure to make sure the attic access is clear - especially if the access is in a closet.
- Make sure the vegetation around your house is clear enough for the inspector to see things
- If you have pets, it is best to take them with you, or secure them in a pen outside.
- Leave keys for unlocking outbuildings, sheds, fences, etc.
Congratulations! You have found a buyer for your home! Now you just have to get through the home inspection. But Don’t Panic! Here are some tips to help the home inspection go smoother for your buyer and the home inspector.
Darrell Clegg, Certified Professional Home Inspector