Inspections to expect as a seller

When your home is under contract, the buyer has a period of time in which he or she may inspect your home. Some inspections to expect are:

  • A home inspections performed by a certified home inspector
  • A wood destroying organism inspection
  • If applicable, a survey, septic and/or well inspection.

Although there aremany other types of inspections available to buyers, these are generally the most common.

Some of the items typically investigated during a home inspection are:

  • Appliances
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Structure
  • Foundation
  • Roof and attic.

If any of the following are areas of concern, the buyer may ask the inspector to address concerns regarding indoor air quality,expansive soil conditions, previous fire or fold, pests and mold.


If any problems come to light during inspection, a buyer may ask the seller to either make repairs or give the buyers a reduced purchase price or credit at closing to allow for repairs. You are not obligated to agree to any repairs or credits, but we will try to come to a fair agreement for everyone on a case-by-case basis.


Prior to closing, the buyer will conduct another “inspection”, usually referred to as the final walk-thorough. This is where they will confirm that any repairs agreed upon have been completed and that the home is in the same condition as when the offer was written.