Colorado Springs Home Seller Inspection Checklist

Submitted by SteveWillis on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:38

This is a home inspection checklist for Colorado Springs homeowners thinking about putting their property on the market. By following a few simple steps, you can ensure that your home inspection is done right the first time.

It’s extremely frustrating -- and financially dangerous -- for everyone involved in a real estate transaction if a full home inspection isn’t completed properly on the first attempt. Most common errors can be easily avoided with a little help and forethought from the home seller.

Here’s the checklist I highly recommend you follow before a professional comes to conduct a seller’s inspection.

Make sure everything is accessible

Blocked electrical panels are a common headache for inspectors. If we can’t get to it, we can’t inspect it, and that means an incomplete inspection.

Here are the most common things that home inspectors need access to:

  • The attic
  • All electrical panels. If there are paintings, refrigerators, stored items, air compressors, or similar obstructions that prevent the inspection of the electrical panel, they should be moved. If the electrical panel cover is caulked in place or has drywall mud covering over the panel, this needs to be made accessible.
  • The furnace, boiler, water heater, and other similar mechanical equipment.
  • The crawlspace, if applicable.
  • The garage. If it’s a detached garage, keys or a garage door opener should be provided.

Other Pre-Inspection Checklist Items

Make sure the utilities are on. Gas, water, and electricity should all be on. If any of these are off, it could hinder the inspection process.

Secure any pets. Pets that may run out of an open door should be secured or brought somewhere else.

Open curtains, blinds, and window shades.

Now You’re Ready!

If you follow the above steps ahead of time, and hire an ASHI home inspector to complete your inspection, you have the best possible chance of completing the process without a hitch.

If you’re preparing to put your home on the market, or if you’d like to know more about preparing for a home inspection, call Steve Willis of Willis Home Inspection at 719-499-3221

Submitted by SteveWillis on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:38