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What to Check on Your Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through marks the culmination of negotiations, inspections, and financing approval. It’s an exciting step toward signing your closing papers. While most buyers focus on furniture placement and paint colors, it’s essential to ensure no issues need resolution before closing.

1) Make sure no damage has occurred to the home that the sellers are responsible for repairing:

Weather conditions or careless movers can cause accidental damage, and old and forgotten damage may be uncovered when the sellers’ belongings are removed.

2) Check that appliances are still in working order and no new plumbing or electrical issues have popped up:

While you aren’t doing a complete home inspection, you can visually check for obvious problems that should be repaired before you move in.

3) Confirm that items contractually conveying are present:

If the sellers agreed to leave particular furniture, décor, or equipment, see that it has not been removed.

4) Make certain the sellers have removed all their belongings. You don’t want to arrive with the moving truck only to find out that the sellers left behind an assortment of unwanted furniture or trash.

The sellers should be held responsible for removing everything that doesn’t convey with the sale.

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