Before you put your McCormick Ranch home up for sale, it might be worth your time and money to hire specialized home inspectors to look for potential problems. A seller on top of everything knows how to get ahead of the game in case, at the time of closing, an inspector finds problems that could take awhile to fix.

Here are some uncommon pre-sale home inspections you should consider before listing your McCormick Ranch home. 

 

Pest Inspector

Mice are usually easy to spot, but termites like to hide. A pest inspector can go into your home’s crawl space to look for these pests and also look for dry rot, caused by fungi. That can eventually lead to wood deterioration in your McCormick Ranch home. 

 

Asbestos

There’s a good chance your McCormick Ranch home for sale could have asbestos if it was built before 1975. Asbestos can be found in anything from window caulk to attic insulation. It’s hazardous only when it begins to crumble. It’s best to have an inspector find this and have it removed before listing. 

 

Foundation

Again, in an older home, you also need to worry about the foundation settling. A foundation engineer can look for signs at your McCormick Ranch home such as a cracked wall, horizontal cracks in the foundation itself, and twisted window frames. 

 

Electrical

Another thing to inspect before putting your McCormick Ranch home up for sale is the electrical wiring. If your home has had electrical “rewiring” done, you’ll want to make sure there are no code violations. 

 

Chimney

Yes, a lot of homes in Arizona do have chimneys. Buyers may have questions about its condition since it probably doesn’t get a lot of use. A chimney inspector can look at the flue liners and inside bricks to make sure they’re in good shape. 

 

Lead

Lead paint was banned in 1978, but it still could be lurking in your McCormick Ranch home for sale. A certified lead abatement contractor is who you should hire. 

 

Roof

Roof repairs can be expensive so it’s best to hire a specialist to make sure your roof needs fixing or replaced in the first place. Instead of getting it fixed before listing your McCormick Ranch home, you might want to get an estimate and pass the cost along to the buyer.