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  Michael King Tip: Preparing Your Home for a Buyer's Inspection

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IT'S WISE TO PREPARE FOR BUYER'S INSPECTION!

There's an old saying that goes, "The two proudest days in a person's life is the day they buy their first house and they day when they sell it." The majority of the real estate sold today, it is recommended that a complete home inspection by a qualified certified licensed home inspector be done. The buyer should have this inspection done because when you make an offer to purchase, you are making an offer on what you think the value of the real estate is worth. If you don't know the history, the past maintenance record of the home or the hidden defects that the home may have, then your home can become a money pit and the great deal that you thought you got when you purchased your home is not such a great deal any more.

A thorough home inspection usually takes between 45 minutes and two hours, so sellers need to plan their day accordingly. Set the appointment for a time when the children will be gone. Lock up the pets or leave them with a neighbor. Move furniture, boxes or other items that could obstruct the examination of the heating and cooling system, flooring, walls, etc. Also make sure there is a clear path to the attic or basement. Replace burnout light bulbs so the inspector can get a better look at everything while checking to make sure the electrical system is functioning properly. A good inspector likes to see what's behind locked doors, so have the keys ready to unlock the doors. And if the home will be vacant, make sure all the utilities are turned on. It's impossible to perform a complete inspection if the water, phone, and power are out. If the inspector has to come back, this will delay the sale and you may be required to pay for the return trip.

 

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