When preparing to sell a home in San Diego it’s generally a good idea to get a pre-inspection. That way any issues can be handled before a buyer gets involved. If you decide against a pre-inspection, at least follow the guide below to assist the inspector in doing their job.
Follow These Steps to Prepare Your Home for an Inspection:
- Vacant Home? Ensure utility service is on as well as any pilot lights
- Check your light fixtures, light switches and electrical sockets all work (if issues, get fixed)
- Double check that you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in place and work.
- Look for any plumbing leaks at faucets and toilets.
- Clean oven and remove any debris.
- Make sure all windows and doors properly open, close, and lock.
- Clear anything around your furnace, water heater or attic access.
- Walk yard and remove and brush that is too close to the structure. Also check for any pipe or sprinkler leaks.
- Always take your pets with you or keep them save in a crate.
San Diego Home inspectors will find something as no home is perfect, but with some preparation, you can mitigate potential home inspection issues. If you are looking for a great home inspector, feel free to reach out. As a Realtor, I have some of the best relationships with top trades in San Diego.