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:

 

Craig showed up to our appointment early, and got right to work. He answered every question we had and did not get tired of us asking. He was very professional in his work, and did a very thorough inspection of our home. He even used personal experiences to help us better understand each issue he found so he could give us a better outlook on what we should do and possibly how to save money, which is always a plus. The report was done that same night, he has a very quick turn around time as well in getting the actual report. We would definitely recommend Craig to anybody. 
 
- Sean M. in Naugatuck, CT

 

Last updated on  Dec 23, 2012


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