The final walk – through is a very important part of the buying process. This is usually done the day before closing with your Real Estate Agent.
This is a very exciting day for the buyer and you have to pay close attention to the small details. You want to bring a copy of your sales contract with you for the final walk through, this will make it easier to complete.
The first thing you want to do is run the washer, dryer and dishwasher on for a short cycle. You want to make sure these are the same working appliances offered with the home when you placed the offer.
Turn on all faucets and check under kitchen and bathroom sinks for leaks. Next, turn on all fans and light switches to make sure everything is operating properly. Ask for remotes and manuals.
Open and close garage door, ask for garage door transmitters if these were offered as part of the sale. Open and close all windows and look for any cracks in the glass, check all latches are closing properly. This should have been done by your Home Inspector, but you want to double check to make sure nothing has happened after the inspection.
Ask seller for any warranty information, this might apply for a refrigerator, range, AC unit, etc. If at the time of inspection any repairs were requested, make sure these were completed and done correctly. Ask if they have additional paint or flooring left over for future repairs and touch up.
Ask your Real Estate Agent to leave a list of your local utility companies. If you already know when you are moving in, make sure to call and order the connection ahead of time. Most utility companies have a 1-2 day waiting period.
If you have checked everything off your list, you are ready to close. Congratulations!