Greater Seminole County Real Estate Report 9-23-20: Ready to sell your Lake Mary home? Here’s what you need to know to pass the home inspection process the first time!
Preparing Your Lake Mary Home to Sell
When selling your Lake Mary home, you need the home inspection process to go as smoothly as possible. Home inspections are typically conducted after you have accepted an offer on your property. However, most buyers make closings contingent on the home passing a home inspection with no issues. Failure to pass a home inspection can result in delays and deals falling through. Following these tips will help ensure your property passes the home inspection.
Make Sure all Entrances and Exits Work
All doors and windows should open and close easily. Make sure that locks are operational as well.
Check Electrical Components
Confirm that all electrical sockets, light fixtures, and switches are in proper working order. Make sure that there are not any exposed wires or cracks that could pose potential safety hazards.
Test Safety Features
Ensure that all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are fully functional. Double-check that there is an up-to-code fire extinguisher within easy reach in the kitchen.
Check Plumbing for Leaks
Make sure that all faucets and toilets in the home operate as they should without leaking and do not drip when turned completely off.
Clear Obstructions for the Home Inspection
Remove any interior and exterior obstructions that prevent easy access to inspection points including the exterior, furnace, water heater, attic, HVAC unit, crawl space, etc.
Have relevant paperwork such as a plat showing where the septic tank and well is located as well as receipts for any repairs and updates that have been made to the home.
Ensure Access to Buildings and Electrical Boxes
Either leave keys to locked outside structures and electrical boxes or make sure they are left unlocked the day of the inspection if you are not going to be present.
Partner with the Premier Lake Mary Realtor
An experienced Realtor will help ensure your home is inspection ready. When it comes time to sell your home, make sure you are using the best realtor in Lake Mary to make sure the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-330-2181. Until next week, happy home selling!