What Not to Overlook on a Final Walk-through

Buyer Walk-Through Check-List

It’s guaranteed to be hectic right before closing, but you should always make time for a final walk-through. Your goal is to make sure that our home is in the same condition you expected it would be. Ideally, the sellers already have moved out. This is your last chance to check that appliances are in working condition and that agreed-upon repairs have been made. Here’s a detailed list of what not to overlook for on your final walk-through.

Make sure you’ve got the following covered:

Obtain copies of paid bills

Obtain copies of paid bills

Repairs you’ve requested have been made. Obtain copies of paid bills and warranties.

No major changes to the property

No major changes to the property

There are no major changes to the property since you last viewed it.

Included in the sale price

Included in the sale price

All items that were included in the sale price — draperies, lighting fixtures, etc. — are still there.

 

Screens and storm windows

Screens and storm windows

Screens and storm windows are in place or stored.

Operating appliances

Operating appliances

All appliances are operating, such as the dishwasher, washer and dryer, oven, etc.

Operational alarm

Operational alarm

Intercom, doorbell, and alarm are operational.

Working heater

Working heater

Hot water heater is working

No plants removed from the yard.

No plants removed from the yard.

No plants or shrubs have been removed from the yard.

Heating and air conditioning working

Heating and air conditioning working

Heating and air conditioning system is working

Garage door opener

Garage door opener

Garage door opener and other remotes are available.

Instruction books available

Instruction books available

Instruction books and warranties on appliances and fixtures are available.

All debris removed

All debris removed

All personal items of the sellers and all debris have been removed. Check the basement, attic, and every room, closet, and crawlspace.

 

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