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Realtors home inspection tips for buyers and seller in Edmonton

All realtors in Edmonton will preach the importance of a home inspection when buying or selling real estate. You can’t just hire an inspector and be done with it, there are things you need to know and do. Here is an article that may help with this.

Buyers

When buying a home in Edmonton, here are a couple lists of things buyers will need to know.

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Hiring the best home inspector

When you are ready to get your home inspected, it is important that your hire the most qualified instructor. Here are a few things you need to know when hiring a home inspector:

  1. Ask your realtor who they recommend.
  2. Make sure the company the inspector works for is insured.
  3. Get a list of everything that is included in the inspection, and how long it will take.
  4. Ask the inspector for references.
  5. Make sure you and your realtor are allowed to be present at the time of inspection.
  6. After the inspection is complete, ask for a copy of the report.

Questions to ask the home inspector

Here are some questions you should ask the inspector before and after the inspection:

  1. Ask how much the inspection will cost.
  2. What is covered in the home inspection.
  3. Find out what the entire process of a home inspection is.
  4. If you have questions about anything, ask the inspector.
  5. If it is a large issue ask the inspector how important it is.
  6. Ask them advice on anything that needs to be fixed.

Sellers

When selling your home, here are a couple lists of things sellers will need to know.

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How sellers can prepare for the home inspection

Here are some ways you can prepare for the inspection of your home:

  1. Make sure the power is left on for the home inspection, even if you have moved out.
  2. The inspector will also need to test power throughout the entire house, so make sure all light bulbs have been replaced with new bulbs.
  3. Make sure all closets are clean of any clutter so the inspector can inspect them easily
  4. In the basement make sure to move items away from walls so the home inspector can check for any cracks or leaks.
  5. If the home has an attic, make sure the inspector can access it easily.
  6. Change the filters in the furnace and make sure the service tags are visible.

Home inspections are one of the most important things when buying or selling, and these are just a few things you need to know. For more information contact one of the best realtors in Edmonton, John Mattiello today.

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