The home inspection is one of the last steps in the home selling process. But if something goes wrong and the home inspector finds issues with your property, it could give buyers reasons to ask for a reduced price on your home—or to walk away from the purchase altogether.

That’s why, if you want your home sale to go smoothly, you should plan to take a proactive approach and tackle any home improvement issues before the inspection. A recent video from realtor.com outlines the key issues sellers should fix before the home inspection, including:

The Takeaway:

Bottom line? You don’t want to lose money on your home sale—or lose the sale altogether—over issues you could have fixed yourself. So, if you’re selling your home, make sure to identify, address, and fix any necessary home improvement projects before an inspector finds them for you.

How To Prepare Your House For Sale
Expert insights on selling it quickly and for top dollar

By Nathan Gesner
Your Local Real Estate Expert

Free Guide: How To Prepare Your House For Sale

How To Prepare Your House For Sale
Expert insights on selling it quickly and for top dollar

By Nathan Gesner
Your Local Real Estate Expert

Do too little and you’ll leave money on the table — or worse, not sell your house at all. Do too much and you’ll lose time or money on things that don’t have a good return on investment. This is why I created this free guide to help you prepare your house just the right amount... ...so you can sell it for as much as possible, and as quickly as possible.

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