Prepping for the Final Walk-Through as a Home Buyer
Before you sign on the dotted line to purchase your home, you’ll need to complete a final walk-through as one of your last steps.
But what does this mean?
Here’s the final walk-through breakdown:
The final walk-through will usually happen before the settlement. Buyers can check on the condition of the property to double-check that any negotiated work has been completed to feel comfortable with the home’s systems.
While you’re completing your walk-through, take a peek at some of these things:
- Test all major appliances
- Run the heating and air conditioning
- Turn on and off all lights
- Open and shut all windows and doors
- Run all the faucets and check for leaks
- Flush all the toilets and check for leaks
- Walk around the outside of the home to check for any obvious damage
- Double-check that any agreed-upon repairs have been made
- Double-check that any fixtures that are supposed to be left behind are still in place
Once you’ve scheduled your walk-through, make sure you leave plenty of time to complete your list. This is a big purchase, so you’ll want to make sure you’re feeling confident and good-to-go come closing time.
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