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Here is what you should know when you're a seller:

Sellers, preparing your home before selling can make your asking price a stronger one!

Preparing your home before selling by having Security Home Inspectors inspect your home with a fine tooth comb can help you in avoiding problems in the negotiating phase. One of the most frustrating aspects of selling a house is when a problem turns up on the physical inspection. Depending on the severity of the problem, it can lead to a new round of negotiations, delay your escrow, or even ruin your sale. List your house with peace of mind knowing that there won't be any surprises.
A home may look good on the outside, but there may be hidden issues. Security Home Inspectors can offer protection to the seller. Problems may develop over time which can go un-noticed by even the most meticulous homeowner. Unfortunately these issues can lead to delays, unhappy buyers or even lawsuits after the sale. Security Home Inspectors will identify problems such as:

Health and Safety

  • Moisture problems that have developed in the roof (disconnected bathroom vents, minor leaks, improper insulation)
  • Health hazards (disconnected flues, cracked chimneys, loose wires, carbon monoxide hazards)
  • Warn-out water heaters or furnaces (cracked heat exchangers, rusted coils)
  • Proper wiring (correct installation of new circuits, properly protected receptacles in kitchens and baths)
  • Pool safety (adequate fencing, proper wiring around pool, equipment wiring)
  • Smoke detectors (placement, functionality)
  • Modifications (improper use of attic space, dangerous wiring practices, un-permitted additions)
  • Trip hazards (uneven walkways, exposed plumbing/conduit)
  • Security (door locks, windows, garage doors, exterior lighting)

Structural Integrity

  • Condition of the insulation (too little, too much, improperly installed, disturbed)
  • Attic modifications (cut trusses, blocked vents/soffits, minor leaks)
  • Balconies (evidence of deterioration at structural members, railings)
  • Foundation/slab (settling, major cracking, deterioration)
  • Masonry (delamination, improper flashing, cracks, chimneys)
  • Subfloors (Posts and piers, truss damage, plumbing leaks)
  • Roof (flashing, condition, gutters, dry rot, cracked tiles)
  • Overall soundness (condition of windows, doors, drywall, floors)


  • Appliances (properly wired, operational, condition)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (Thermostats, heat exchangers, AC units, proper ducting)
  • Adequate wiring (receptacle in each room, properly installed circuit breakers, lighting)
  • Plumbing (water supply, water heater, drainage, venting)
  • Doors/windows (fit and function, locks, skylights, vents)

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