Selling Your Home? Will It Pass Inspection? – Rick & Tracy Ellis

Selling Your Home? Will It Pass Inspection?

It can be a scary time when selling your home – an inspector is coming into your home to tell some strangers if it’s ok for them to buy, or what you have to fix before it is.  I mean – you live there!  It’s obviously ok for the buyers!  Well, everyone has their own ideas on what should/shouldn’t be fixed in a home.  Are you selling your home?  Will it pass inspection?  You’ll find out soon…

Inspectors have a 1600-point inspection sheet to cover in your house.  You read that right.  It’s INSANELY comprehensive.  If an inspector can get to it or it’s in the house, there is an inspection point for it.  They include:

  • Grounds
  • Structure
  • Roof
  • Exterior
  • Window, doors, trim
  • Interior rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

 

The inspector will crawl through every part of the house, digging through the half-completed repairs or amateur wiring you may have done to find problems.  That’s his job, and you’re glad to have him buying your home.  But it means that your home should be in as good of shape as possible.  Make sure that you check through all of the things listed above.  Make repairs before the inspector comes.  Get things put together as well as you can.  Hire a guy to take a look at the wiring, or the air conditioner, or whatever you are worried about.  Don’t let a bad inspection put the kibosh on your sale.

If you are ready to buy or sell your home, call Rick and Tracy Ellis of Keller-Williams Realty today to get the best deal!  We have 20 years of experience buying and selling homes in the St. Louis area, and nobody will get you a better deal on your home.  Call us at (636) 299-3702, email Tracy at tracy@tracyellis.com or Rick at rick@tracyellis.com or visit www.tracyellis.com to learn more.  You can also listen to us every weekend on FM News Talk 97.1, Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.