Issues and concerns that arise during the inspection could kill the sale or affect the property’s value. If you are a SELLER and currently under contract, here are some things to remember “before” the home inspection takes place:

  • There may be items on the inspection report that you might consider non-important but the buyer thinks are very important. Don’t take this personally. Be reasonable about what you will or will not repair.
  • Make sure all utilities are on and appliances are in working order at the time of inspection.
  • If there are light bulbs missing, replace those.
  • The inspector must have access to the attic and crawl space.
  • If you are selling “as is”, keep in mind there may be items that the appraiser may ask for that must be repaired in order for the buyer to move forward with financing.
  • Issues that are revealed during the home inspection must be disclosed to future buyers if the contract does not move forward to close.


Choose repairs that are most important to you. Be sure to identify what your biggest concerns are before handing over any requests to the seller. These are common issues to BUYERS:

  • Is the HVAC in proper working order.
  • Are there electrical issues.
  • Is the crawl space dry.
  • Any sign of roof leaks.
  • Cracks in foundation present.
  • Plumbing issues.

For additional information visit

How to Sell a Home That Needs Repairs

How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection


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Sammy Durrett,, 615-207-9093

All-Pro Home Inspections
Glenn Crowell,, 615-642-8198

Tennessee Property Inspections
Mike Miller,, 615-719-2560


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