Final Walkthrough

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ text_font=”Open Sans|on|||” text_text_color=”#e02b20″ text_font_size=”40″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” text_font_size_tablet=”35″ text_font_size_phone=”30″ text_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]Is Your Home Ready for a Final Walkthrough?
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]Now, is the time for the final walkthrough, but how exactly do you prepare for it and what is it? A final walkthrough is an opportunity for the buyers to make certain that the property in which they are purchasing is in the condition that was agreed upon. That means all repairs have been completed and nothing has gone wrong with the property since the last time the buyers looked at it.
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]Use this list below to put your mind at peace and insure you are ready for the final walkthrough:
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_accordion admin_label=”Accordion” _builder_version=”3.0.87″ toggle_text_color=”#e02b20″ toggle_font=”Open Sans||||” toggle_font_size=”18px” toggle_font_size_tablet=”” toggle_font_size_phone=”” toggle_font_size_last_edited=”on|desktop” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”][et_pb_accordion_item title=”1. Complete all expected repairs.” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ open=”on”][one_half]Repairs[/one_half][one_half_last]In your Purchase Agreement, you may have agreed upon certain repairs that must be completed before closing. Don’t wait until the last minute to get these done. Also, make sure to save and create a copy of all the receipts for the buyers. They’ll be delighted all the work is completed and that you’ve documented it all for them.[/one_half_last][/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”2. Preview your list of all included items in the sale.” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ open=”off”][one_half]List of appliances, fixtures, and personal property.[/one_half][one_half_last]Preview your list of agreed upon appliances, fixtures and even personal property that is supposed to stay with the home. Don’t make the mistake and remove an item that was agreed would stay. This may delay the closing and disappoint or even frustrate your buyers.[/one_half_last][/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”3. Make sure your appliances and fixtures are functioning” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ open=”off”][one_half]Women checking washer and dryer.[/one_half][one_half_last]Check all included appliances before the walkthrough, make sure all are in good working condition. It helps to make a note of an appliance that is failing or is in need of repair before closing day arrives. You don’t want to have the hassle of packing up your items just to find out an appliance has broken down, leaving you with no time to fix it.

The week before the walkthrough and your closing, go through the house as if you were the home buyer. Check everything to see that it works. Turn on all lights and fans. Check all toilets, showers and tubs for water pressure and possible leaks. Make sure all appliances are working. Open and close all doors and windows. Check the heating and A/C. Make sure you clean all debris from the home. Once, you’ve completed these simple tasks, you can put your mind at ease and feel more confident when closing day arrives knowing you have everything in working condition.[/one_half_last][/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”4. Don’t neglect the outside of your home. ” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ open=”off”][one_half]Mowing the lawn.[/one_half][one_half_last]Keep your lawn and exterior of your home in good shape. With all the flurry of activity, some people forget the exterior of their home. Buyers expect to see the lawn looking as good as they saw it before. General maintenance, such as, mowing, weeding, trimming and water is important if you want to close on your home. If you have an irrigation system, check to make sure it’s working properly.

All projects that were agreed to be done, should be finished. Deck staining — done. Painting the fence — done. Cleaning the windows — done. Check them off your list and please don’t wait until the last minute.

Reminder: Be sure not to remove ANY plants or shrubs, unless stated in your Purchase Agreement with the buyers. If the buyers were expecting the plants to be there it would upset them if they were removed. Best to leave them be so there are no surprises when it comes to closing.[/one_half_last][/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”5. Make repairs and clean the house” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ open=”off”][one_half]Patching a hole in the wall.[/one_half][one_half_last]You might have already made those repairs that you have agreed to, however there may be some repairs that are just expected to be done. For instance, say you remove a TV that was mounted on the wall, there unfortunately would be a hole in the wall from the bracket, it would be a good idea to patch that hole up. The buyers will appreciate the extra effort you put in to make sure the home was in tip top shape.[/one_half_last][/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=”6. Prepare to empty the house and move out.” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ open=”off”][one_half]Clearing the house.[/one_half][one_half_last]Basic — right? Not exactly, some people tend to struggle with this. Organizing, packing and vacating takes a lot of planning. It’s smart to create a thorough list of what needs to be done so that everything moves out on schedule. Everything should be removed from the premises, except for those items included in the Agreement.

Make your buyers happy and clean the home. This lends itself to a smoother transaction at closing. Keep in mind this is not only a stressful situation for you, but for the buyers as well. Take a second to check all closets, drawers and cupboards to make sure you don’t miss something.

Look in the garage. Did you miss something? Don’t leave behind something you think may be useful to them. Chances are it’s not. Throw all trash away![/one_half_last][/et_pb_accordion_item][/et_pb_accordion][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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