It certainly is not easy to have strangers coming through your home during a home inspection. However, it is necessary if you want to sell your residence. You need to take a few steps to make sure that your privacy is being protected during these times.
Most often the people that are coming through your home are doing so with the true intention of possibly buying your home. That is not to say that at times there couldn’t be people who are not to be trusted coming through. You want to make sure that your personal items are put away in a safe place. On occasion drawers and cupboards may it be opened, and this is not where you want to be storing these valuables. Make sure they are in a locked facility that cannot be accessed.
There is nothing wrong with asking your real estate agent to note the details of the people that he is bringing through your home for inspection.
Make sure your insurance is up to date
Most often people coming through your home will take extra care not to create any type of damage, but accidents can happen. They may be bringing their children along with them who happen to be over zealous. By having your insurance up to date you are protected against mishaps that could occur. One thing you want to do is check with your insurance provider to make sure that your policy is going to cover you during these home inspections.
The right timing
You don’t want to have home inspections on the spur of the moment. You need to be prepared, and you want to have them at times that are convenient for both you and the potential buyers. In order to accomplish this, you need to be sure that any signage and advertising you are using to promote the open house has the date and time in it, and it is accurate. This way you will know when to expect people to arrive and you will be well prepared.