What The Seller Should Expect from a Home Inspection

Home inspectors should be a welcome part of the home buying process for the seller the agent and the buyer. Not only will the inspector provide a list of items that need attention, but they also, by the process of elimination, indicate all the areas of the home that are in working order. If you’re the seller or agent, the home inspection process can be a seamless one if you follow some basic steps.

Make Repairs

Home inspectors are understandably meticulous when they look over the house. After all, that is what they are being paid for. It is the inspector’s job to find any existing issues or potential concerns, but that doesn’t mean they are going to tear the house apart and write up everything they see.

One area that they will pay special attention to are leaks. Be sure that anything that could be leaking is in good working order before inviting the inspector and the buyers into your home. Some things to look out for include:

  • Basement or crawl space water seepage
  • Appliances
  • Supply and waste plumbing
  • Crawlspaces and attics
  • HVAC units

A Clean House is a Happy House

You want to make a good impression on the prospective buyers as well as the inspector. It never hurts to clean the home before anyone arrives. Sweep, mop, vacuum, and dust to leave a fresh scent in your wake. Make sure any clutter or personal effects are put away and out of sight.

To Stay or To Go

Whether you decide to stay or go during the home inspection is ultimately your decision. It never hurts to ask the agents involved if the buyers have a preference. They may want you there to show them the trick to getting into the attic or where you’ve hidden the shed key. This can also be helpful for the inspector.

Knowing that your home is ready for another family’s memories is a little bittersweet, but it’s worth it. The home inspection process will go more smoothly if you prepare for it ahead of time.

Thank you to American Pride Home Inspection for sharing their tips on home inspections today! We appreciate you!

American Pride Home Inspection LLC
PHONE: 405-219-0925
EMAIL: customer.service@americanpridehomeinspections.com

Independence Day 2019

Local 4th of July Events and Activities:



FREE Blue Star Museums provides FREE admission for active military members and their families to more than 2000 participating museums across the country from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Available to military ID holder and immediate family members. See website for details and full list of participating locations.


June 23


FREE Stars & Stripes River Festival in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln, OKC) features a 4th of July themed festival with racing, dragon boats, OG&E NightSprings, live music, fireworks and more. Activities begin at 10 a.m.; fireworks, at dark.


June 27-30 July 3-6


LibertyFest in Edmond is a week-long celebration featuring 10 family-oriented events, including a concert, road rally, kite fest, rodeo, car show, food fest, pageant, parade and fireworks. See website for schedule.


June 28


FREE Bixby Freedom Celebration at the Bentley Park Sports Complex (7673 E 121st St S, Bixby) features food vendors, live music, kids’ Fun Zone and fireworks. 5:30 – 10 p.m.


June 29


FREE Freedom Festival at Elder Thomas Park (501 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton) features live music, bounce houses, car show and more. The festivities will end with one of the largest firework displays in Oklahoma. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.


FREE Davis Summerfest at Wolf Field (Davis) features live entertainment, inflatables, rides and fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.


June 30


FREE Family Freedom Fest at The Bridge Church (1116 W State HWY 152, Mustang) features a community event for the whole family with food trucks, live music, bounce houses, games & more, followed by a fireworks display. 7 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.


July 2


FREE Blanchard Independence Celebration (10th & HWY 62, Blanchard) features fireworks, food, live music and special activities for kids including carnival rides and inflatables. 6 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.


July 3


FREE Red, White & Boom! Independence Day Concert at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features a FREE concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Bring lawn chairs to enjoy the show. Entry & parking are FREE. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.


July 3 & 4


FREE Freedom Fest at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) & Yukon City Park (2200 S Holly, Yukon) is a two-day festival honoring veterans while celebrating with the community featuring live music, children’s decorated bike contest, car show, triathlon, swimming, hot dog eating contest, free watermelon and ice cream, fireworks and more.


July 4


FREE Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Red Bud Park (Main St, Marlow) features a parade and all-day festival with fireworks. 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.


FREE Bethany Freedom Festival at Eldon Lyon Park (7400 NW 36th, Bethany) features live music, food vendors, inflatables, pony rides, carnival rides and games for kids and fireworks. Park festivities, noon.; fireworks 9:45 p.m.


FREE Celebration in the Heartland 4th of July Festival at Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12, Moore) features live entertainment, vendors, food, inflatables, children’s activities, music, car show and more. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.


FREE Stillwater’s Boomer Blast at Boomer Lake Park (Washington & Lakeview, Stillwater) features a family fishing tournament, inflatables, food trucks and a fireworks show. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; fireworks, 9:35 p.m.


FREE Norman Independence Day Celebration at Reaves Park (2501 Jenkins Ave, Norman) features inflatables, food vendors, live music, fireworks and more. Activities start at 4 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.


FREE OKC 4th Fest in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features fun activities including a full day of whitewater rafting and adventures plus 4th Fest activities kicking off at 4 p.m. including a local DJ, lawn games, food trucks and fireworks. 11 a.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.


FREE Piedmont Freedom Festival on Piedmont Road (713 N Piedmont Rd, Piedmont) features pony rides, a parade, 80s-themed games and more. Activities begin at 5 p.m.; parade, 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.


FREE 4th of July Stars & Stripes Funfest Celebration at the Expo Event Center (4500 US-270, McAlester) features live entertainment, games, fireworks and more. 6:30-10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.


FREE Tribute to Liberty at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features musical concerts, food trucks and a fireworks display. Activities, 6 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.


FREE Duck Creek Fireworks (32894 S 4507 Rd, Afton) features a large fireworks display synchronized to patriotic music and a vintage aircraft display and fly-over. 6 – 11 p.m.


July 6 & 7


Blackberry Festival at the McLoud High School Athletic Complex (12780 W Seikel, McLoud) features all kinds of blackberry themed items from fresh blackberries to blackberry cobbler, sodas, and teas, live music, a parade, food and fireworks. After the Parade, kids can enjoy a carnival and games. Free to attend. Friday, 5 – 11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks: Saturday, 10 p.m.


July 6


FREE Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Celebrate Independence Day at the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. With music, dancing, children’s activities, a cake walk, and more, there is certain to be something for guests of all ages. 10 a.m. – noon.

New Listing in Fairfax Estates

3200 Findhorn Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma is now ready for new owners!

This home offers an open living area with a cathedral ceiling & tons of natural light . The elongated study could be used as a second living area off the entry, just opposite of that is the formal dining room  hardwood floors. Upstairs is perfect for entertaining or hanging out. The huge bonus/media room is  complete with a beverage fridge and a half bath. Let’s talk kitchen… SS appliances including a double oven gas cook-top, lots of storage, massive island with seating & a spacious dining area with views of your backyard. The large master bedroom suite with room for a sitting area that has access to the back patio. The master bath features two walk-in closets, tub and shower.A beautifully landscaped backyard features a covered patio with built in grill with a granite prep area,  a gas fire-pit & covered patio.  All bedroom are on the main level and most of main house has hardwood floors, including  the master suite. Fairfax Estates and The Golf Club of Edmond give you everything you want.  It’s a must see!

Click the link below to take a tour of this spectacular home., then give us a call we would love to schedule a  private tour for you and your family.



Weekend Open Houses ~ Saturday & Sunday

Open House Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Sunday, June 23rd,  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

8300 NW 159th Street, Edmond, OK 73013

Council Ridge, Deer Creek Schools


Open Houses Sunday, June 23rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1708 Kamber Terrace, Edmond, OK 73003

Kimberly Crossing, Edmond Schools


Open Houses Sunday, June 23rd, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2001 Oxford Street, Edmond, OK 73013

Bristol Park, Edmond Schools



2 New Listings & 1 Open House Sunday 2 -4!

The market is still going strong!  This week we have 2 new listings available in Edmond schools.  Click on the links below the pictures and call us to schedule your private tour.

13509 Vixen Ln, Oklahoma City, OK 73131.  $299,777.

This home offers an in ground pool and has a lot of character.  Check out the link below!



Also listed this week is 1708 Kamber Ter,., Edmond, OK 73003.

Open House Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

This home is in the heart of Edmond and is located in the gated community of Kimberly Crossing.  This home sits next to the neighborhood park.

Check out the link below.


Fairway Estates New Listing & Open House!

This is the ultimate floor plan on a gorgeous, wooded corner lot In Fairway Estates will be having an Open House on Saturday, June 8th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Come by and check out the pool are with built in seating, a covered patio with fireplace and granite wet bar.



Call Kim 405-474-4774  or Kiley  405-410-9696 to schedule your private tour!



Car Lovers Dream on Acreage!

Have you ever dreamed of having enough garage space to hold up to 8 cars?  This traditional home at 1300 Echo Lakes Dr in Edmond sits on 1.56 acres with beautiful mature trees and offers a 3 car attached garage and a detached garage that can hold up to 5 cars.  The detached garage offers a car lift that stays, an air conditioned office/bedroom, a half bath with the potential to be made into a full bath & an unfinished upstairs that could be made into an apartment.

The 3369 sq ft mol home offers 4 bedrooms,  2.3 bathrooms, 3 living room areas and 2 dining rooms.  The living room on the main level has new carpet, and a cozy fireplace.  Upstairs offers a movie room and a separate game room with a pool table.  In the  kitchen you will find  plenty of serving space, a great central island  and ample storage.  The master suite offers double sinks, a jetted tub and matching walk in closets.

Relax on the expansive front porch or the covered patio and enjoy this peaceful getaway!

Open House Sunday, May 20th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Local Mother’s Day Specials

This weekend is a special time for moms and their children to spend time together.  Whether your kids are young or old, it does not matter.  Whether you go out for a nice Mother’s Day Brunch, cook  at home or order take out, it does not matter.  What does matter is the time you spend together celebrating the love you have for each other!

Some of us mom’s may enjoy a day fishing, hiking or going to a local park.  I prefer to just be with my family, so a day grilling out,  fishing and planting flowers is how we plan to spend Sunday. Some may want a day out of the house exploring our local attractions, so we have put together a list of Oklahoma City attractions that are offering specials for moms this weekend.

  • Orr Family Farm – This weekend, moms can enjoy a special day with the family at Orr Family Farm Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 5 pm. The Orr Family Farm will be hosting a special Mother’s Day Celebration with free Farm admission for all moms.
  •  Myriad Gardens where each mother will receive free admission Sunday, May 14 from 11 am to 5 pm. After you finish exploring the Crystal Bridge and have walked the garden grounds, Scissortail Gifts at Myriad Gardens will also be giving out a free Bedre chocolate rose with the purchase of an item.
  • Oklahoma River Cruise for your mother this Mother’s Day! On May 13 and May 14, moms ride free on all public ferry cruises. Be sure to check the cruise schedules before making plans.
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial – Head to the Oklahoma City National Memorial this Mother’s Day where mothers get free admission with one paid admission.
  •  National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Mosey on over to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where every mom will receive free admission this Sunday. The Museum will also be hosting a Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 am to 2 pm in the Sam Noble Special Events Center.
  • RIVERSPORT Rapids– Take mom on a wild, outdoor adventure this Mother’s Day at the RIVERSPORT Adventure Park in the Boathouse District where moms get a free admission with the purchase of a regular day pass.
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art – If mom has an eye for art, you have take her to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art where they are offering free admission for all moms. Discover one of the world’s largest collections of Chihuly glass and visit “The Unsettled Lens” and “After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints,” before both exhibits are gone.
  • Science Museum Oklahoma – After exploring the Science Museum Oklahoma, kids can participate in Hand Bouquet Painting at the Gardens for a special, handmade gift for mom. Kids can create a bouquet for free with their museum admission Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • iFLY – For moms who are a little more daring, save $50 on select packages from iFLY for an experience she’ll never forget!

Happy Mother’s Day!


6 Weekend Open Houses

The weather is going to be beautiful this weekend.  We would love for you to come by and visit these homes this weekend.

On Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 we have one Open House in OKC.

On Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 we have a brand “New Listing” in the Deer Creek Schools area.

4 more Sunday Open Houses from 2:00 – 4:00.