Congratulations! You have found a buyer for your home. You wnet through a lot of work to get to this point. So how can you get through the buyer’s home inspection? Here are a few tips to help make the whole process smoother for everyone:

  1. Make sure the entire house available – Locked doors, blocked off rooms and closets, and other conditions can make the buyers nervous
  2. Prepare to be away from your home for 2  – 3 hours. When the seller is on the inspection, it tends to make the buyers nervous and wonder why they are there.
  3. Replace any burned out light bulbs inside and outside your home – this makes sure that when a light won’t turn on because of a light bulb that no one thinks it is a bigger issue
  4. Don’t cover or hide up problems. This should not have to be said, but it still happens. Home inspectors are trained to find issues that people are trying to hide – it just makes everyone angry when he finds it.
  5. Have all the utilities on so that everything can be tested – otherwise they may need to come back to finishe the inspection
  6. Make sure the attic opening is completely accessible – especially if it is in a closet
  7. If you have pets, please take them with you. No one minds fish, but dogs and the like can make things difficult at times