Why Is the Final Walkthrough So Important?

Days or hours before you close on your home, we will walk through the property to make sure it’s in working condition. There are many reasons why the final walkthrough is so important.

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The final walkthrough is a crucial part of the closing process. Days or hours before you close on your home, we will walk through the property to make sure it’s in working condition.

It’s very important that you use a checklist during the walkthrough to make sure that you don’t miss anything. Part of that checklist will include your inspection resolution items, but there will also be other features on the list that we need to look at before closing.

After the walkthrough, you will head to the title company and close on the home, so it’s incredibly important that you check on the property one last time in order to verify that there have been no conditional changes that may prevent you from wanting to close on the home.

If the property is vacant, the final walkthrough is extra important because there might have been vandalism or theft since you last looked at the property. The walkthrough allows you to take appropriate action with any issues before you actually own the home.

At this stage in the home buying game, you don’t want any surprises.

At this stage in the game, you don’t want any surprises. By using a checklist, we can ensure that all of the repairs you requested have been taken care of and that no additional issues have popped up in the meantime.

Our checklist really saved one of my clients a lot of hassle. We walked through the property just hours before heading to the title company only to discover that the water heater had been stolen. It would have been terrible for my client to find out the water heater was missing after closing. However, since we did the final walkthrough, the seller replaced the water heater before my client closed on the home.

As you can see, the final walkthrough is an awesome way to avoid a lot of pitfalls in the process of buying a home, especially if the home is vacant. You simply don’t know what’s going to happen before you close on it.

If you have any questions about the final walkthrough or about the home buying process in general, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!