Ep 69: How Sellers Should Prepare for Home Inspections

A home inspection can create a lot of anxiety and worry for the seller but there are steps you can take to make the process go much smoother. Today we’ll share some of the things we tell our clients to do before the inspection takes place.

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We work to make the process of selling your home as smooth as possible, and that often means taking a few extra steps to help you overcome one of the final hurdles before closing: the home inspection.

This report can cause worry for a lot of sellers because of what might turn up. Will it impact the value of my home? Will the buyer back out? Is there something I’ve missed?

These are common concerns for sellers and today we want to help you through the process by giving you some tips on how to prepare for a home inspection.

Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to hear a specific segment.

[2:37] – Make some space for the inspector to get in there.

[5:54] – Think about nuances to tell the inspector about.

[6:49] – Make sure all lightbulbs are working.

[8:20] – Beware of the small stuff.

[10:13] – Get mentally prepared.

[12:23] – Trust your agent.

Colleen Quotes:

“We have so many sellers that get so nervous before the home inspections. It takes a lot of explaining on how it works and what to expect to set it up for success.”

– Keeping It Real Estate Podcast

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Colleen Benson

Colleen is a licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor and has helped build the top Keller Williams team in Salem. Her tremendous team now serves buyers and sellers throughout the Willammette Valley and the Oregon coast. She is the host of the Keeping It Real Estate radio show on 104.3 FM KSLM. The show plays Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and has been on the air since January of 2019. Don't hesitate to reach out to Colleen if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in the area!​

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