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The top 3 ways to prepare for a home inspection

Posted by:  Chip Poli
2013-10-11 12:04:44

If you're in the market to sell your house, you may already be aware of some of the obstacles that stand between you and a successful sale. Aside from finding a suitable buyer and agreeing on an acceptable price, you may also need to complete a number of tasks before the sale is complete.

In addition to being a trusted source of affordable residential lending, Poli Mortgage Group is also considered an authority with regard to housing advice. Our workforce of experienced Loan Officers can find our clients the low rates they want, and our team of residential professionals provides them with the information they need. 

If the buyer of your home has scheduled a housing inspector to come examine your property, you may want to take the following three proactive actions to see the best results:

Check electrical
When testing your home's electrical system, an inspector will likely turn every light on and off to ensure each outlet is active and operating correctly. Neglecting to replace a burnt-out bulb could cause the professional to inaccurately record an issue with the house's wiring - so be sure all outlets and switches are in working order.

Don't try to conceal possible issues
If, by chance, there is a problem with one of your home's internal systems - or an appliance has broken - don't attempt to hide the issue. It is a home inspector's duty to make certain all aspects of a property are up to code, and they'll know when something is off. Therefore, it's best to be up-front with both the professional and the buyer. Trying to cover something up will only create distrust, and could negatively affect the purchase. 

Find pertinent records ahead of time
When was the last time your chimney was cleaned? What is the exact square footage of your house? If you are unsure, you may want to break open your filing cabinet. An inspector will want evidence that you have worked to keep you home in optimal condition, and things like receipts and property records can prove that. Having the document on hand can facilitate the process, and speed it up considerably.

If you're interested in procuring a mortgage, consider contacting Poli Mortgage Group. We currently operate in 17 states up and down the East Coast, and can help to expedite your home sale. Call us today at 866-353-7654.

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