Home Pro Inspections LLC
Craig Maginsky
188 Shagbark Drive
Derby, CT 06418
(203) 912-0531

Ten Tips for Sellers

Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection

Sellers can speed their home inspection by following these suggestions. The inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing.

    Confirm that water, electric and gas service are on, with gas pilot lights burning.
    Ensure pets won't hinder the inspection. Ideally, they should be removed from premises or secured outside. Tell your agent about any pets at home.
    Replace burned out bulbs to avoid a "Light is inoperable" report that may suggest an electrical problem.
    Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries.
    Clean or replace dirty HVAC air filters. They should fit securely.
    Remove stored items, debris and wood from foundation. These may be cited as "conducive conditions" for termites.
    Remove items blocking access to HVAC equipment, electric service panels, water heaters, attics and crawl spaces.
    Unlock areas the inspector must access - attic doors or hatches, electric service panels, closets, fence gates and crawl spaces.
    Trim tree limbs to 10' from the roof and shrubs from the house to allow access.
    Attend to broken or missing items like doorknobs, locks and latches; windowpanes, screens and locks; gutters, downspouts and chimney caps.

Checking these areas before your home inspection is an investment in selling your property. Your real estate agent will thank you!

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Our customers love us, and so will you! Here's what some of our customers have to say about Home Pro Inspections LLC:

 

I am a first time home buyer going through this very new process and I was very pleased with Craig! He was very nice an friendly. He was on time an ready! He communicated everything very well performed a very thorough inspection gave good tips an problem resolvers. He emailed my full inspection report in a timely fashion. I was very pleased with my service! I would definitely  recommend Craig  M. at Home Pro inspections! 
 
- Rachael D. in Norwalk, CT

 

Last updated on  Dec 23, 2012


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