How much time do you think a home inspection takes? There are many factors that weigh in. It could depend on the size of your home, the appliances you have installed and other things, most of which you have no control over. However, you can affect one thing.

To make sure that your inspection runs as smooth as possible, you should spend some time preparing for it.

First, make sure that the inspector will have easy access to everything that he needs to look at. This might involve trimming back bushes, clearing away debris and other clutter that can be found in your home. You should make sure that there are working lights in all fixtures so that the inspector won’t need to check that the light fixtures are working.

Take the time, as well, to care for any repairs around the home that you know need handling. This will keep it out of your inspector’s report.