Your Final Walkthrough Success Guide
The moment you've been eagerly awaiting has arrived – it's time for the final walkthrough of your soon-to-be new home. This last step before closing is critical for ensuring that the property is in the condition you agreed upon and ready for you to move in. To make sure you don't miss anything, we've put together a comprehensive final walkthrough checklist. Let's dive into the key items to inspect before you cross the threshold into your new home.
1. All Agreed Upon Repairs Have Been Completed
First and foremost, check that all agreed-upon repairs have been completed to your satisfaction. This is your chance to confirm that any issues identified during the inspection have been adequately addressed. Take your time to inspect the quality of the work, and don't hesitate to ask questions if something doesn't meet your expectations.
2. Home Is Clean
A clean home is a welcoming home. Ensure that the property is in a pristine condition by checking for the following:
- Floors: Confirm that the floors have been swept, mopped, or vacuumed as per your agreement.
- Surfaces: Countertops, sinks, and appliances should be dusted clean and free of any items.
- Garbage Removal: Verify that any trash or debris has been removed from the property.
3. Seller's Items Have Been Removed
Ensure that the property is vacant and that all of the seller's personal items have been removed. Check cabinets, closets, and the garage to make sure nothing has been left behind. The property should be empty, except for items that were part of the sale agreement.
4. All Water Faucets Are Working as Expected
Turn on all water faucets in the house, including sinks, showers, and tubs. Check for any leaks, low water pressure, or unusual sounds. Make sure that hot and cold water run smoothly and that drains are clear. This is crucial to avoid plumbing surprises after you move in.
5. No New Damage Has Occurred
Carefully inspect the property for any new damage or issues that may have occurred since your last visit. Look for signs of water leaks, stains on carpets, or damage to drywall. Don't forget to check both the interior and the exterior of the property for any unexpected changes.
Get Your Free Final Walkthrough Checklist
To ensure you don't miss any critical details during your final walkthrough, we've created a comprehensive checklist that you can use as a guide. Just message me, and I'll be happy to provide you with a free copy of the checklist. This handy tool will help you navigate the final walkthrough process with confidence, making sure your new home is everything you dreamed it would be.
Remember, the final walkthrough is your last opportunity to address any concerns or issues before you take ownership of your new home. It's your chance to ensure that the property meets your expectations and the terms of your agreement. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further guidance. Your dream home is just a final walkthrough away!