1. Independent appraisal...by a licensed appraiser. 2. Preliminary title report...will inform a homeowner of any liens that might be on the property. 3. Inspection by local municipal building inspector(s)...to advise of any building code or zoning violations. 4. Home Inspection...having a licensed home inspector complete a professional home inspection will assist you, the homeowner, in making sure all mechanical systems are in good working order. A home in good working order will sell faster than a home in need of repairs. 5. Plat or survey... will notify a homeowner and prospective buyer of the actual lot lines of the property and will indicate any encroachments to the property.