Seller Checklist

Seller checklistAwesome, you finally have a ready, willing and able buyer with an agreed upon price for your home. The dream of selling your home is coming to reality. You’re now at the point where the buyer is having a home inspection done. As you know, it’s very important for the home buyer to have an inspection done to look for any potential issues before signing on the dotted line.

Be prepared! Don’t let issues get in the way of a clean inspection. Follow these steps to make sure the inspection goes smoothly and all parties are happy.

Seller’s Inspection Checklist (for sellers to use prior to the inspection)

Seller Inspection Checklist to use in preparation for your home inspection

From your friends at The Home Inspection Man 888 690-6903

Please note: More than likely the buyers will come to the inspection. Please have the house clean. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, pans in the oven or cars in the garage. Also change all filters prior to the inspection. Consider having something (water) for buyers to drink. Leave your # for inspector if he has any questions about the operation of your home


1._______ All Utilities are turned on
2._______ Access is clear to the electrical panel, crawl space, attic space and garage walls
3._______ Please remove or put up pets


4._______ Make sure water drains away from the house (downspout and splash blocks away from the house)
5._______ Fix any loose shingles or nail pops on the roof
6._______ Clean gutters and clear downspouts
7._______ Check wood trim joints for softness and caulk, if needed
8._______ Check any steps for loose bricks or wood
9._______ Check any handrail for looseness
10.______ If there is a deck, check for weathering wood
11.______ Check to make sure there is no wood or fallen insulation on the ground under the deck
12.______ Make sure hose bibs aren’t loose or leaking
13.______ Add an anti-siphon attachment to hose bib if it doesn’t have one


14.______ Check auto reverse on automobile door
15.______ Check garage walls for termite (mud) tubes
16.______ Clear items off garage walls
17.______ Make sure garage is fire rated (drywall is not compromised)


18._______ Check all window for opening and closing
19._______ Check all the windows that they stay up on their own
20._______ Check all windows for broken seals / cracks
21._______ Check all outlet covers for loose or missing
22._______ Make sure all doors open and close without rubbing
23._______ Check walls and doors for punctures from the door handle or from door stop
24._______ Check ceiling fans on all 3 speeds for wobbling
25._______ Check and replace all burned out light bulbs
26._______ Consider getting carpet cleaned and re-stretched if needed
27._______ Check for and fix any holes/nail pops in walls/ceiling

Kitchens and Bathrooms

28.________ Fill all sink basins, drain, check for leaks
29.________ Check disposal and dishwasher
30.________ Check cabinets for looseness and rubbing
31.________ Check that all burners and elements work on stove and oven
32.________ Check counter and splash block for needed caulking
33.________ Check for loose tiles
34.________ Check the toilet for cracks or loose/rocking toilets
35.________ Check flush and supply and that the toilet cuts off
36.________ Make sure hot and cold aren’t reversed (hot is on left)
37.________ Check all faucets for water pressure. Try cleaning out aerators/screens
38.________ Check laundry connection for leaks
39.________ Check water heater (TPR valve two) for leaks
40.________ Check for tripped or missing breakers

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