Selling your home is a big step and also means that you will have people coming in and out of your home which may be a little confronting but not as confronting as the day you have a building inspector turn up. Usually, this could make or break your sale. The best thing to do before the dreaded knock at the door is to prepare your property for the building inspection. Here are a few tips to help you get your property ready for a pre-sale building inspection:
Clean your home
Keep your home clean and tidy so that the building inspector gets a good impression right at the start.
This will make your home look good and also easy for the building inspector to move around.
Fix any minor issues
Take care of any minor repairs or maintenance tasks before the inspection to present your property in the best possible light.
No pets running around and clean all traces of faeces.
Make your home accessible outside
Turn your focus to trimming trees and bushes, mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, and ensuring clear access to areas like the hot water system and air-conditioning unit. The building inspector will also check the roof void, roof, and underneath the house. Make sure there’s no clutter blocking these areas for inspection.
Have you done any recent repairs or building work on the property? Showing documentation to the buyer can assure them that everything has been inspected and give them peace of mind.