Buyer preference and home location are major determinants in whether a home will be subject to inspection as a condition of the purchase. Federal law leaves regulation of home inspections to individual states; however, home inspections are highly recommended to buyers regardless of the law. Either way, plan for a home inspection to be part of your real estate transaction and do your best to prepare.
Preparing your home for inspection will not only present your property in its best condition, but will also help to prevent closing delays due to incomplete or repeat inspections. Attending to each of the following will ensure a prepared property and a smooth sale.