Trying to sell your house? Don't forget the simple things a potential buyer or home inspector might look for.
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Buyers sometimes use home inspection services to check out a house. The inspector does a thorough walk-through to let the buyer know of any potential problems. The more problems, the less likely the buyer will purchase the house.
Wise Bread suggests testing all your light fixtures, outlets, sinks, toilets, and smoke alarms before you allow an inspector into your home. That's also a sensible idea before any kind of open house. The fewer deficiencies, the better the outcome. Why scare off a potential buyer when all you had to do was replace a bulb? Your thoroughness in testing beforehand communicates to the buyer you care about your house and have kept up maintenance -- even if you haven't in other areas.
Check out the link for other quick ways to make sure your home gets a great inspection report.