Your Final Walk ThroughBefore you sign your closing documents and take ownership of your new home, your agent will take you on a final walk through. This is done the evening or hours before your closing.
The final walk through is not a home inspection. It is an opportunity to verify that the home is in the state it was agreed to be as part of the purchase agreement. All repairs agreed upon should be completed at this time.
If occupancy is going to be given after closing, keep in mind that your walk through may be around the sellers’ moving boxes. The home may be untidy, but they should make an effort to give you access to all the areas you will need to see.
If you are to receive keys at the closing table, the home should be empty, and broom-swept clean. No damage should be evident from the sellers move. All utilities should be on, and all trash should have been removed.
Should anything unexpected arise, your realtor will be there to represent your interest. Be sure to let them know if you have any concerns.
Below, we have put together a handy checklist of items to be sure to check on before you close.