Key Items to Minimize Unpleasant Surprises

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.