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Warm weather, balmy breezes and blooming trees and flowers are welcome signs that spring is here and summer is on the way. It also means we’re in prime home buying season, and in fact, industry experts estimate that 40% of homes are sold from April through July. So if your house is currently on the market, you’ll likely see more potential buyers – but also more competition from other sellers.
Selling a home in a competitive market can be challenging, so if you have an interested buyer, congratulations! But don’t pop the champagne cork quite yet. Your home still must pass inspection – a critical step to help prospective buyers make an informed decision about your home’s current condition, as well as any repairs and maintenance it may need.
What is a home inspection? Basically, it’s a visual examination of your home’s structure and components by a trained home inspector who will make sure everything is sound and functional, and then clearly and objectively summarize the findings in an official report.
A home inspection can make or break your home sale, so how can you prepare? To find out, we asked Alice Soon from leading home inspection company Pillar To Post. Here, she offers eight suggestions to help your home pass inspection like a champ!