Many times on a home inspection, we find that the seller was not prepared at all. Important items like the electric panel were blocked, doors were locked to certain rooms, and certain areas were inaccessible.
When this happens, it may seem like a small thing to a seller, but not so much to a buyer. If areas are blocked, they may wonder if the seller could be hiding something. If the home isn't as clean as it was during the showing, they may be more inclined to move on and not be as attracted to the house.
It is really best to get ahead of these things,and keep the buyer and their home inspector happy.
Here are a few tips:
- Keep attic, basement, and utility access as clear as possible
- Make sure that the home inspector can open and access every room/door
- Be sure to leave enough time for the inspection and not make the buyers feel pressured