It’s also important to make sure remote controls needed to operate ceiling fans, lights, TVs, window treatments, overhead garage doors, pool covers, gas fireplaces, etc., are left in plain sight. Be sure the batteries work as well since home inspectors have to test everything. A listing preparation checklist can come in handy when it comes to making sure everything’s in working order on inspection day.
In addition, hiring a pest control service to inspect your home prior to listing is a good idea, as they’ll make sure there are no surprises, such as termites or mice, during the inspection. Be sure to dispose of any traps before inspection day, as they are the last thing prospective buyers want to see.