Final Walk Through For Closing
We now need to schedule the final walk through. This will take place the day before closing or the day of closing. We are looking through the property to make sure it is in the same condition or better the day you went under contract; this normally takes roughly 20 minutes.
Here’s what you should check at the final walk through:
- Verify that all repairs agreed upon have been made. Be sure to obtain copies of paid receipts and any related warranties in advance of the walk through
- Make sure all of the appliances are still working
- Check to make sure the sellers didn’t damage anything moving out minus normal wear and tear
- Look to make sure all items included in the sales price are still there, including any personal property agreed upon. This includes anything that was attached to the wall previously such as shelves, TV mounts, etc. unless noted as being excluded on the contract
- Make sure HVAC, hot water heater, doorbell etc are still in working condition
- The property should be clean and free from debris in the home and outside of the home; all seller personal belongings removed from the home
- If you don’t know yet, find out what day is trash pick-up
- Get the garage door opener (if applicable) and any other remotes
- Get any instruction books and warranties for appliances and fixtures
The final walk through is not for you to bring others to tour the home, but merely you looking at the condition to make sure everything is as needed before closing. You have to wait until closing and deed recordation to get your keys and move in.
Hopefully this won’t happen, but In the event you should find an agreed upon repair was not made, or there is damage to the house, there are different options to discuss at that point.