Get an Equity-Based Oregon Hard Money Loan
Summer real estate sales are in full swing and it’s a seller’s market.
Home inspections – when a licensed inspector reviews a property for structural, electrical or mechanical flaws – can make or break a sale.
If you’re getting ready to put your home or investment property on the market, follow these pointers on how to prepare for a home inspection – and help ensure a smooth sale process.
Home Inspection Prep Tips
Pre-Inspection: Use this checklist to get your property inspection-ready.
- Take care of deferred repairs, including leaks, mold or electrical issues
- Do a thorough interior cleaning, top to bottom.
- Clean and repair windows, screens and slider tracks
- Clean out gutters
- Clean out the fireplace
- Change HVAC filters
- Replace burnt out lightbulbs
- Clear brush, spider webs and debris from crawl spaces or areas the inspector may access
If your property is vacant:
- Keep utilities on so the inspector can test systems
- Keep pilot lights lit
Day of Inspection: Be prepared for the following.
- Be on time (inspectors are prompt!)
- Leave during the inspection (your listing agent will stay to represent you)
- Make sure pets are off premises
- The buyer and their agent might be present
- Remember to leave garage remotes, exterior access keys and key access to electrical panels
Prepare Your Property for Sale with an Oregon Hard Money Loan
Successful investors know a well-maintained and prepared home that passes inspection will yield top ROI. If you need fast cash for property upgrades, talk to our team of experienced hard money lenders. As a trusted Oregon private money lender, Gregory M. Russell offers easy-qualify hard money loans based on equity – not credit or employment history. Call 1-888-477-0444 to learn more, or complete our online loan request form.