Jesiolowski Inspections – Advice For Sellers

Hire Jesiolowski Inspection Service for a Pre-Listing Inspection

Another Important step a seller can take is to have a Pre-Listing Inspection. A Pre-Listing Inspection performed by me is done with the same diligence as a Home Buyers Inspection. A Pre-Listing Inspection is a useful marketing tool, it can differentiate your home form other homes. It can let you plan for potential repairs or do the repairs and present to potential buyers your repair list. A pre-Listing Inspection will not keep a potential buyer from ordering their own inspection however it will give you a leg up on what to expect. If your are working with a RealtorĀ® ask them for their advice.

Get Ready For Your Buyers Inspection

You can make your home more attractive to buyers and increase your likelihood of obtaining a positive inspection report by performing routine maintenance now.

A visual inspection does not pass or fail a house, but simply describes those items in need of minor or major repair or replacement. Our inspectors will visually examine the structure, crawl space, attic, mechanical components and all interior rooms, as well as closets.

You can help by having keys available to any locked doors, removing obstacles around water heaters and other appliances, removing items from closets that provide access to attics, and so on. Please be ready to indicate the location of hidden components such as the water meter, electrical panel, and main sewer cleanout.

You can eliminate seasonal limitations on the inspection by clearing pathways of leaves or other coverings. Ensure that appliances not tested because of the temperature (such as air conditioners in winter) are operational. Move boxes away from interior walls and make certain the entire perimeter of the house is visible. Finally, leave pets with a friend for the few hours of the inspection.

Interior Components Checklist
  • If house has been vacant, be sure all utilities are on.
  • Light appliance pilot lights.
  • Loosen any windows that are painted shut and clean window sashes and lubricate.
  • Repair any windows that will not stay open.
  • Repair any doors that will not lock or latch.
  • Replace missing or faulty hardware on windows and doors.
  • Repair any broken or cracked windows.
  • Replace damaged baseboards or molding.
  • Re-caulk around bathtubs and kitchen/bathroom sinks.
  • Re-grout tub and shower enclosures and the kitchen backsplash.
  • Repair leaky faucets and fixtures and replace broken handles.
  • Unclog slow drains using commercial cleaner.
  • Repair water heater Temperature and Pressure (T&P) valve drains that do not drain by gravity to the outside.
  • Replace faulty receptacles and switches.
  • Replace missing cover plates at wall receptacles and switches.
  • Replace oversized fuses especially for AC condensers.
  • Ensure that exhaust fans are in working order and properly vented.
  • Have the fireplace chimney swept.
  • Have the HVAC systems serviced.
  • Ensure central vacuum, waste disposal, water softener and other components not part of the standard inspection are working.
  • Replace dead batteries in smoke and CO detectors.
  • Have service contracts, manuals and warranties available.
Exterior Components Checklist
  • Repair minor defects in the exterior wall coverings.
  • Repair damaged masonry on walkways and steps.
  • Repair missing or loose railings on decks and steps.
  • Re-caulk around exterior windows and doors.
  • Replace missing or damaged shingles and seal exposed nail heads.
  • Re-caulk around flashings and seal exposed nail heads.
  • Clean debris from rain gutters.
  • Ensure downspouts are intact and water drains away from the house.
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from the exterior walls and roof.
  • Sweep pine straw and tree debris off roof.

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