When home buyers go under contract and begin their inspection period on their new home, there are a handful of items that we see come up on 90% of home inspection reports. Most of these are easy fixes, some are a little more complicated.
1. Anti-tip bracket - very rarely are these anti-tip brackets ever installed! What they are is a brace that the foot of the stove fits into to prevent it from tipping over. These are more of a concern when a family has little kids that could potentially use the oven door as a step stool to reach something above the stove. These anti-tip brackets prevent the stove from coming over on top of them.
2. Missing GFCI Outlets - GFCI outlets are one of the main things missing in most older homes. Inspectors are required to call these out but don't worry. They are easy to fix and most likely the building code has changed since the home was built so chances are that the outlets as they are were up to code back when the home was built. Still not a bad upgrade to make to protect yourself and your home from a dangerous mix of electricity and water.
3. High Loop - Another very common item to come up is the high loop on the dishwasher. What this does is prevent food and debris from the garbage disposal from getting into the dishwasher. If the loop is bracketed under the sink higher than the disposal then the dishwasher is safe! Again, another easy fix to prevent having to clean up a big mess!
These 3 inspection items are incredibly common and nothing to freak out about! Most often they are easily fixed by the seller and if not, these can all be fixed relatively inexpensively. You'll want somebody experienced with electrical systems to help you with the GFCI's if you are not.
Your Red Door Real Estate Team was founded in 2016 by Chelsea Anderson & Katie Evans when they joined forces to take the real estate world by storm! We specialize in traditional residential real estate which means we help sellers sell and buyers buy homes in and around the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
Your Red Door Real Estate Team is known for helping sellers sell for 99% of list price in only 37 days on average which compared to the average agent nets our sellers 2% more money in less then half the time on the market. What does this mean for you as a Seller? More Money in YOUR pocket!
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"Chelsea was amazing. I have known her since high school and when I contacted her to come and look at both our houses she took the time to walk us through the numbers for both to help us make the decision. When we chose which house to sell, she told us exactly what needed to be done to and what didn't need to be done. She was always available and gave us straight forward honest answers."