So you've listed your home, found a buyer and accepted a purchase price. The sale of your home is almost a done deal, but it's not time to pack the moving boxes—you still have to make it through the home inspection. nysopa

In a typical real estate transaction, the home inspection occurs after the buyer signs a purchase agreement and before the final closing date. Most home buyers choose to make the closing contingent on the results of the home inspection, meaning that if the inspector finds something they don't like and the seller doesn't want to repair it or reduce the purchase price, they can back out of the sale. Account for it. As a seller, you want the home inspection to go as smoothly as possible, with little to no major problems caught.


But first: what does a home inspector do? During the inspection, properties are checked from top to bottom, with an emphasis on evaluating the roof, walls, foundation, plumbing system, electrical system, and HVAC system. Inspectors will also check the operational capabilities of installed systems, such as garbage disposals and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as for leaks, mold, mildew and other signs of water damage.

As a seller, it's common to be nervous during the home inspection process. You don't want the contract to expire or you don't want to be stuck with the cost and burden of repairs if your buyer requests them. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prepare for the trip.