This step is a must! Do not let yourself become distracted by furniture placement just yet.
Final walk-through are not a home inspection. This is not a time to begin negotiations with the seller to do repairs, nor is it a contingency. A final walk-through is a “viewing” performed anywhere from a few hours to five days before closing, and its primary purpose is to make certain that the property is in the condition you agreed to buy, and that any agreed-upon repairs were made and nothing has gone wrong with the home since you last looked at it.
What should you look for on your final walk-through?
• Turn on and off every light fixture
• Check electrical outlets
• Run water & look under sinks for leaks
• Test all appliances
• Check garage door openers
• Open and close all doors
• Flush toilets
• Inspect ceilings, wall and floors
• Run garbage disposal and exhaust fans
• Test heating and air conditioning
• Open and close windows
• Make sure all debris is removed from the home
I provide helpful tips on the walk-through process, as well as, the entire buying process in my eBook: Home In 10 Steps. Get your copy here.
Is there anything else that you should look for during a walk-through? Please leave a comment!