Home Inspection Tips For Sellers

West Island Home Inspection Tips For Sellers

A home inspection is a great opportunity for you, as a seller to get the best asking price for your home. Having an inspection prior to listing your property, allows you to see it through the eyes of a buyer. This will give you the best opportunity to make any repairs or improvements to your home as needed, to increase its value.

Tips For Homesellers prior to inspection


  • Clean debris from gutters and drains
  • Re-caulk around exterior windows & doors
  • Repair damaged masonry on walkways & steps
  • Repair minor defect in exterior wall materials
  • Replace damaged and missing shingles
  • Seal driveway cracks


  • Repair leaking faucets and fixtures
  • Repair cracked and broken window panes
  • Have chimneys cleaned
  • Have a professional electrician inspect receptacle & switches, then make necessary repairs
  • Re-caulk around bathtubs & sinks
  • Arrange service for your HVAC
  • Replace batteries in smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Loosen any windows that are painted shut

Tips For Homesellers on Inspection Day

  • Clear entrance to storage sheds, attic, crawl spaces, basement, and garage
  • Clear paths of snow & debris
  • If the buyer will be present, then be away from the house for the duration of the inspection
  • Keep pets in a safe location or remove them from the property if necessary
  • Move objects away from water heater, furnace and air conditioner
  • Provide all keys for any locked doors

Disclosures & Warranties

  • Disclose past fires, floods and major repair work
  • Provide building permits or plans for any major renovations
  • Provide invoices & warranties for major improvements like roofs, furnaces, and appliances