How To Prepare For A Home Inspection In Elkhorn NE

Dated: June 21 2017

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Preparing a House For The Pre Purchase Inspection

Being prepared is the key to success and selling a home in Elkhorn, NE is no different. Here is how you can ace the pre purchase inspection.

Whether you're a longtime resident of Elkhorn who has moved between homes or a first-time buyer, preparing your home for an inspection is the first step to ensuring your success in selling.

Being prepared is the key to success and selling a home in Elkhorn, NE is no different. Here is how you can ace the pre purchase inspection.

Why a Pre Purchase Inspection is Important

It doesn't matter if you are buying a home, or trying to sell one. We all want a little bit of peace of mind when it comes to dealing with this process.

Ultimately, we want to eliminate the stress of discovering that the extra bedroom addition that added value to home you were looking to purchase is not up to code.

Or, you are hopefully someone with a conscience that doesn't want to sell a house that is falling apart to a would-be buyer that has no idea the basement needs electrical work.

Regardless of what kind of person you are, a pre purchase inspection will assess your home's safety and allows you to figure out how to budget your repairs if needed.

Understand what inspectors are looking at is not so much the décor or image that your home has, but more so the aspects that can make a home unsafe.

Your taste is not in question, only the safety of the property you are selling or looking to purchase.

Don't Be Blind-sighted

Impulse decisions that involve a hefty investment might not be the greatest way to approach buying or selling a home.

Being prepared for what an inspector might say can really help take off some of the burdens from your shoulders.

Home inspectors go through a rigorous checklist while inspecting a potential home for reselling. The items inspected on each home must adhere to the International Residential Standards of Practice. 

If you study up on some of the contents within a pre purchase inspection, you can avoid costly repairs or handle them early before you begin negotiations to buy or sell a home.

Easy Ways to Be Prepared

In addition to looking into what are common items inspectors inspect, you can always make the inspection workflow as easy as possible.

Some tips to accomplish this:

  • Have up to date records

    • Being able to provide potential buyers and home inspectors with up-to-date records on when electrical systems, ventilation units, etc. were serviced and repaired can help with the selling process go smoothly.

  • Make sure your home is accessible

    • The last thing you want to happen is for an area of your home to blocked off. It can look as if you have something to hide, and cause inspectors to not being to complete their inspection.

  • Clean up your space

    • Obviously, an inspector doesn't care if you didn't mop before they come in for inspection. But you want to make sure hard to access areas like attics, basements, or electric panels are easy to reach.

To Wrap Up

Pre Purchase inspections don't have to be burdensome experiences. If you prepare yourself in advance it is much easier.

If you need some help preparing for different aspects of the home buying and selling process, check out our other blog posts and don't hesitate to contact for more information!

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Rachel Tiller

I am the team leader for The Prime Team with Keller Williams Realty and have been a Realtor since 2011. Real estate is my passion, whether it is helping people buy, sell, build, or invest. It doesn't ....

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