Seller’s Inspection Checklist (for sellers to use prior to the inspection)

Seller Inspection Checklist

-to use in preparation for your home inspection

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Please note: More than likely the buyers will come to

the inspection. Please have house clean. Don’t leave

dishes in the sink, pans in the oven or cars in the garage.

Also change all filters prior to the inspection. Consider

having something (water) for buyers to drink. Leave

your # for inspector if he has any questions about the

operation of your home


1.______All Utilities turned on.

2.______ Access clear to electrical panel, crawl space,

Attic space and garage walls

3.______Please remove or put up pets


4. ______Make sure water drains away from the

House (downspout and splash blocks away from house)

5.______Fix any loose shingles or nail pops on the roof

6_______Clean gutters and clear downspouts

7._______Check wood trim joints for softness and caulk

8._______Check any steps for loose bricks or wood

9._______Check any handrail for looseness

10.______If there is a deck check for weathering wood

11. ______Check to make sure there is no wood or

fallen insulation is on the ground under either.

12. ______Make sure hose bibs aren’t loose or leaking

13._______Add anti-siphon attachment to hose bib if it

doesn’t have one.


14.______Check auto reverse on automobile door

15. ______Check garage walls for termite (mud) tubes

16. ______Clear items off garage walls.

17. ______Make sure fire rating (drywall is not



18.______Check all window for opening and closing

19. ______Check all windows that he stay up on their own

20._______Check all windows for broken seals / cracks

21._______Check all outlet covers for loose or missing

22._______Make sure all doors open and close without rubbing

23._______Check walls and doors for punctures from door

handle or from door stop

24._______Check ceiling fans on all 3 speeds for wobbling

25. _______Check and replace all burned out light bulbs.

26. _______Consider getting carpet cleaned and re-stretched if


27._______Check for and fix any holes/nail pops in walls/ceiling

Kitchens and Bathrooms

28.________Fill all sink basins, drain, check for leaks

29.________Check disposal and dishwasher

30.________Check cabinets for looseness and rubbing

31.________Check that all burners and elements work on stove

an oven

32.________Check counter and splash block for needed caulking

33.________Check for loose tiles

34.________Check the toilet for cracks or loose/rocking toilets

35.________Check flush and supply and the toilet cuts off

36. ________Make sure hot and cold aren’t reversed (hot is on


37.________Check all faucets for water pressure. Try cleaning out


38. ________Check laundry connection for leaks

39._________Check water heater (TPR valve two) for leaks

40._________Check for tripped or missing breakers.

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