An integral part of the home-sale process is preparing your home for inspection. Getting your home inspected before it has been listed for sale, known as a pre-listing home inspection (usually paid for by the seller), can help expedite your sale as any problems can be addressed prior to closing.
There are several ways homeowners can help their inspections go more smoothly.
For starters, says John Fryer, owner of Fryer Consulting, a home inspection company in Oakland, Calif., disclose your home’s issues. “Whatever is wrong with your house will be found out anyway,” he says. “If you disclose [problems] in advance and provide potential buyers with an inspector’s report, it can go a long way to diffuse anxiety and help the transaction go through.”