Have the inspection conducted prior to, or at the time of, listing the property for sale. This will help avoid any delays in property closing and will also provide lead time to take corrective actions should they be necessary.
Do not involve two inspectors or get "second opinion" inspections. These lead to lengthy delays and confused buyers.
Call our office if there are questions from either the purchaser or the seller. We are able to explain the requirements of the program in a non-biased manner, which can help with the sale of the home.
If any repairs or replacement work is needed, competitive bidding should occur after any required permit is issued.