The final walkthrough is a crucial step in buying your home. It's when you get to go through the property with the sellers and make sure everything is up-to-par. You'll need to be mindful of any damages or problems. The final walkthrough is the last opportunity you have to make requests before closing. Please don't waste it; it's essential to take this opportunity seriously.
Things You Need to Know
Here are five things you need to know on your final walkthrough when buying a home.
Request repairs, updates or replacements. Inspect the property for damages. Inspect the property for any new damages that may have occurred since you started the purchase process. Request repairs, updates, or replacements for any damage that the seller did not already fix. If any items in the home are not working properly, ask to have them repaired or replaced. Make sure all of your final requests are written down and signed by you and the seller to avoid any confusion or problems after the sale.
Inspect Appliances. When you do your final walkthrough of the home before purchasing it, be sure to inspect all appliances. Ensure they are all in working order and that there are no damages. If any of the appliances are not in good condition, you may want to ask for a discount on the home price or have them replaced before moving in. Having to deal with broken appliances after you've already moved in can be a hassle, so it's best to take care of them beforehand.
Check Doors and Windows. When you're doing a final walkthrough of your home before it sells, it's important to check the windows and doors for any damage. Make sure that all of the windows open and close properly, and look for any cracks or chips in the glass. If there are any problems with the windows or doors, be sure to get them fixed before the final walkthrough.
Check the lights. Ensure that all light fixtures are working correctly and have no damages. If you notice anything wrong with any of the lighting within your home, ask for a discount on your purchase price or have them repaired before closing day.
Check the plumbing. On the final walkthrough, be sure to check all of the faucets and toilets for any leaks or damages. If there are any problems with either the faucets or toilets, ask that they be repaired before finalizing the purchase. Dealing with plumbing issues after buying a home can be a huge hassle, so it's best to take care of them beforehand.
The main thing you need to remember, if there are any problems, be sure to get them fixed before the closing date. The move-in process will be much easier by taking care of these small details!
If you have questions on things you should know about a final walkthrough, I would love to help. Give me a call at (928) 308-0101.