Wow this is so true when you are selling a property! All Realtors fear the inspector, but there are things you can do to prepare for a home inspection. This article for the title comes from http://www.realtor.com
One of the main inspection items I like to address is getting the roof certified before a home inspection. Having that paperwork available helps you with a bad home inspectors or ones that are not licensed. I had one recently where the seller did not do that. An inspector came in and said the roof was installed up side down. When we got that report we sent a licensed roofer to look at it and the home inspector was wrong. It was a special shingle that looked the same on both sides and was installed correctly.
Another good thing to have serviced is your heater and A/C. When the Licensed HVAC tech does the work have them leave a receipt taped to the Heater so the home inspector has it. This at least tells the buyers that the HVAC system is in good working order.
If you have an old electrical panel look at getting it serviced by a licensed Electrician and get all the paperwork needed for a Home inspector. Check all your Plugs and Switches and make sure they work correctly also. This helps get you a clean inspection report. This is especially true in older homes.
Look at your plumbing and all the turn off valves in your home and get a licensed plumber out to get you a check up and all the paperwork if you see something that might hurt the inspection. If you have an old drain line in your home you might want to have it snaked out, to ensure that all your sinks and tubs drain quickly.
Also have your Realtor be there for the inspection with all the paperwork and information to give the home inspector. I am always at them and have all the paperwork ready to give to the inspector before he starts the inspection. I have a home inspection this Wednesday and I have already spoke with the inspector on all the paperwork that I have.
Getting ready for an inspection is just as important as having one. If your home is ready for the inspection it will really help sale the property. We have a team of professionals that help sale your property quickly and get you through the inspections. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty