Step 23: Attend the Walkthrough

Once you’ve received the Clear to Close, we’ll schedule the final walkthrough.  This usually occurs right before closing and is a chance for you to walk through the property and make sure it’s in the same condition as it was during the inspection. The walkthrough takes about 20 minutes.

We could schedule the walkthrough earlier but so very often the seller is working feverishly to move, and the home is not ready to inspect.

Here’s what you should check at the final walkthrough:

  1. Verify that all repairs have been made.  Be sure to obtain copies of paid receipts and any related warranties in advance of the walkthrough
  2. Make sure all of the appliances are still working
  3. Check to make sure the sellers didn’t damage anything moving out
  4. Look to make sure all items included in the sales price (lighting fixtures, blinds, curtains, etc.) are still there.
  5. This includes anything that was attached to the wall previously such as shelves, TV mounts, etc. unless noted as being excluded on the contract
  6. Screens and storm windows are in place or stored somewhere
  7. Test the intercom, doorbell, alarm, HVAC and hot water to make sure they all work
  8. The property should be in “broom clean” condition meaning it doesn’t have to be perfectly clean, but you have to be able to clear out any debris with a broom
  9. Ask when the trash is picked up, where the parking is, or where the storage unit is
  10. Get the garage door opener (if applicable) and any other remotes
  11. Locate any instruction books and warranties for appliances and fixtures
  12. Make sure all personal items of the seller and all debris have been removed including clothing, food in the fridge, etc.







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Posted on November 20, 2018 at 1:57 am
Lee Ann Balta | Category: Buyer Step by Step

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