HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HOME INSPECTION
When moving forward with a home inspection there are several things that need to be taken into consideration. The last thing anyone wants is to delay the process any longer than absolutely necessary, and Gourtney Home Inspections is here to help you prepare for your next home inspection.
Preparing for your home inspection means preparing your home and property to get the best deal possible. Before a home inspection is completed there are inspection agreements to be filed, payments to be paid, and arrangements to be made.
SHOULD I SIGN AN AGREEMENT?
Prior to any inspection being complete, one needs to obtain an inspection agreement. This agreement is required by the licensing board and needs to be on file before any inspection has taken place. Be sure to have this inspection agreement signed and one file as soon as possible. Filing early will ensure that there are no delays and you won’t have to reschedule your inspection date.
WHEN SHOULD PAYMENT BE DUE?
Inspections don’t come without cost. In order to schedule a home inspection a credit card will be needed, however, payment can be made other ways. Oftentimes payments can be made using cash or check, but the card on file may be used as well. If you choose to use a credit card you can make payment at the time of closing. Any other method of payment will need to be secured at the time of the inspection.
There are several arrangements that need to be made for a home inspection. Allowing access to the home, making sure the home is ready for inspection, and having the ability to attend the inspection are all arrangements that need to be made.
Part of the responsibility as the homeowner is making sure that the prosperity is readily available. If someone is not able to be there to provide access to the home a lockbox should be used along with a code to grant access. Regardless of how the inspector will gain access to the property, the date of the inspection should be scheduled at a time that works best for the homeowner.
HOW TO MAKE MY HOME READY?
At the time of the home inspection, the home needs to be ready. What this means is that all appliances should be on stand-by, ready to go, utilities need to be turned on along with all electrical breakers. In addition to making sure all electrical aspects are working, be sure to remove any pets and schedule the inspection around any moving companies. Movers can sometimes block access to important aspects of the home, interfering with the inspection process. If possible try and schedule the inspection once the home has been emptied.
ATTEND THE INSPECTION IF POSSIBLE
Attending the inspection will allow the homeowner to be aware of any possible issues brought about by the inspector. It is best to be present during the inspection, but isn’t necessary.
Home inspections can put a snag in your timeline if you aren’t prepared. Gourtney home inspections is dedicated to protect your family and your North Carolina investment. Being prepared is the best thing you can do to ensure a timely home selling process.