The walkthrough usually takes place about 3 days before closing and is a chance to make sure the property is still in the same condition it was during the inspection and that we have fixed any agreed-upon repairs. Also, all attached items such as shelving, light fixtures, curtain rods, etc. are required to stay and transfer with the property, so the buyer checks that those items are still there as well. On average, the walkthrough takes about 15 minutes.
The purpose of the walk through:
- Make sure the house wasn’t hit by lightning.
- A time to make sure the property is clean, or will be clean by closing.
- An opportunity to make sure nothing was majorly damaged while moving out.
- A second chance for you to make sure all of the appliances are still working.
What the final walk through IS NOT:
- It’s not a time for the you to begin moving boxes or other items into the property (or even garage). That has to wait until after closing.
- It’s not the time to have your parents, friends, etc. come look at the property or for contractors to give them estimates, etc. All of that can wait until the next day once you’ve officially bought the property.
- It’s not when you receive the keys, they will go to me after Closing, and I will notify you how to retrieve them when everything is officially closed/recorded. Then at 9pm you have access to your new home.
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the final walk through. We’re almost there!
Questions? Contact us at andi@andidyer(dot)com or 360-734-6479.
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