5 min. read By Jason Gelios REALTOR®/Author
You made it through the home buying process and you have the clear to close. Now what?
This is the time to schedule your final walk through.
While there are many other things to potentially keep an eye out for during a final walk through on a home, these are the three major things to look for.
1. Check that all systems are still working properly.
Do the appliances still work? Home heating properly? Do what you can to ensure these things are still working.
2. Verify all requested work has been done.
Was something in the home in need of repair before you can move forward? Make sure the work has been done by simply looking at what was done. You may have been shown proof of a repair with something like a repair order or picture of a new unit. Whatever you had the seller repair or replace, make sure it was done.
3. Make a list of questions that you may want to ask the seller during or after your closing.
Take advantage of the fact that you may be in front of the seller at closing and ask questions to gain knowledge on how things work. Ex. How does the alarm work, when is trash day, etc.
These are just some of the things that you should be aware of when doing a final walk through.
Enjoy your new home!
Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the book Think like a REALTOR®, Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and an Expert Media contributor.