The Short List: Phil Gould’s Top Ways for a Smooth, Quick Home Inspection

by Chicago Agent


Phil Gould is a home inspector with the Buyers Protection Group.

Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, we talked with Phil Gould, a home inspector with Buyers Protection Group, who shared with us his top ways for sellers to ensure the home inspection go more smoothly and quickly.

8. If the inspector arrives early, allow him or her to access the exterior and roof.

7. Replace burned out light bulbs to reduce concerns about possible wiring issues.

6. Clean or replace the furnace filter.

5. Remove dishes and pans from the sink, stove and microwave.

4. Clean whirlpool jets.

3. Remove clothes from the washer and dryer.

2. Make attic and crawlspace hatches easily accessible.

1. Make mechanical equipment and utility shut-offs accessible and easy to find.

Phil Gould is an inspector with Buyers Protection Group and is a member of CAR and Womens Council of Realtors Chicago chapter. Phil is also a full member of the American Society of Home Inspectors and Treasurer of the Great Lakes Chapter of ASHI.

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