What Have I Forgotten?

Sellers typically don’t check to make sure the HVAC unit is working properly or check to make sure their home is structurally sound. Usually they wait for a Home Inspector to check the mechanical or structural items during the Home Inspection. You may not feel qualified to check all the mechanical or structural items in your home, but you can definitely avoid potential problems and reduce costly surprises by doing a few simple checks on some of the systems prior to putting your home on the market.

CHECKLIST:

  • Check all cabinet and closet doors to make sure they open and close properly
  • Make sure your refrigerator door closes properly and tightly and make sure the temperature inside the refrigerator and freezer are where they should be
  • Check all faucets and plumbing for leaks or drips
  • Paige Earles, Owner of Pearle Staging and Design

    Paige Earles, Owner of Pearle Staging & Design

  • Flush toilets to make sure the tank is emptying and filling properly
  • Check all electrical outlets inside and outside and make sure functioning properly
  • Check all switches inside and outside and make sure functioning properly
  • Turn on the AC Unit, even if it’s extremely cold outside, to make sure it’s working properly
  • Turn the Heating Unit on, even if extremely hot outside, to make sure it’s working properly
  • Thoroughly inspect all ceilings, floors, and walls for cracks, moisture, or rotting wood