Scottsdale Real Estate      
LEN ROBERTS       Phone: (480) 216-6779


Here are some things you can do to improve the presentation of your house. Many home buyers will insist on conditioning their purchase on an inspection by a licensed inspector. The typical inspection does not cover cosmetics such as clean carpets and fresh paint. It will cover functionality, safety, and livability of the house. It is not intrusive (no screwdrivers in the walls).

The typical home inspection covers the exterior, walls, roof, outside equipment, and the interior windows, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, plumbing, electrical, etc. It will take 2-4 hours for most homes.

Assuming your house will be inspected, here is a list of recurring items you can address up front to keep them off the report!

  1. Faucets and pipes. No leaks will be tolerated
  2. Windows. No cracks, leaking seals, painted shut, non-working latches
  3. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters(GFCI's) should be in working order.
  4. Toilets. Check for leaks and cracks in bowls. Make sure they are not loose.
  5. Extension cord or handyman wiring. If you've been inventing your own wiring out on the patio or in the garage, it will be flagged as an issue. If any wiring is exposed it should be in a conduit, a junction box or seal-tight to protect it.
  6. A/C Filters. Change them.
  7. Pool filters and lights should be in working condition. Cracks or rust in pools or spas will be noted.

Len Roberts
My Home Group, LLC
110 S. Priest, Suite 101
Tempe, Arizona 85281
(480) 216-6779Z

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