Preparing for a Home Inspection

Sellers can use these guidelines to ensure their home is ready for its close up. They will also help the inspection process go more smoothly.

  • Provide keys to any locked areas and ensure that the basement/crawl space, garage, attic and yard are easily accessible.
  • Repair leaky faucets and fixtures, and repair or replace grout around tubs and showers.
  • Recaulk around exterior door and windows
  • Test the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace the units if necessary.
  • Move items from around the water heater, furnace, central AC units and electrical panel to allow clear access.
  • Store medications and valuables securely and out of sight.
  • Ask your agent how long the inspection is expected to take and plan to be away from the home for the duration.
  • Take pets with you or crate them for safety.

PTPEstimates: How Much Will These Fixes Cost?

Your client can request a third-party estimate to repair items called out in their Pillar To Post home inspection. PTPEstimates is included in their home inspection and is only a click away from our partners at BOSSCAT Home Services.

  • Repair cost estimates are based on local costs
  • Estimate is provided within approximately 1 business day
  • Your client can use the information to make repairs now or plan for them to be done over time
  • Depending on location, your client can choose to contract with BOSSCAT to have repairs completed


  • Get a Market Ready inspection for your listing
  • Buyer, seller and post-sale inspections available
  • Easy scheduling – just call, click, or book online (where available)
  • Printed and digital reports
  • E&O insured to protect you
  • Ask about our added inspection services