The home not being prepared makes the buyer suspicious that there are areas that the inspector could not access causing them to back out of the deal. Completing a few routine maintenance items and having the home prepared for the inspection will avoid those long lists of misc. defects on a home inspection report that can scare a potential buyer.
Here are some tips to get your home ready for a home inspection:
- Make sure the gas or fuel is on to all the appliances and that all pilot lights are lit. Inspectors will not light pilot lights or turn on valves.
- Make sure water is on and functional to all fixtures. Inspectors will not turn any valves to get water to any fixture.
- If there are any light bulbs burned out, replace them.