Pre-Closing Walk through(s)

By
Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302
http://actvra.in/57GQ

You are almost there! The home that you are about to purchase, the one with the white picket fence, is almost yours. You have negotiated a good and fair price and the seller has agreed to fix up a few things that your home inspector found. You are now ready to go to the closing table, right? Not quite yet.

I have heard stories of home buyers closing at the attorney's office and coming home to their new home only to find the buyer took several items that should have stayed put, or a water line started leaking after the fridge was moved, or walls were damaged during the seller move out. Once the deal is done, it is very hard for the buyer to get a seller to come back and deal with something they caused before the close.

For these reasons and so many more, agents will usually conduct a walk through the house shortly before the actual closing to make sure the home is in the same condition as you would expect. I also conduct a pre-walk through about a week before closing to assess how well any repairs have been made. Were repairs performed the way they were supposed to be done? This is done about a week before closing so that if a repair is done incorrectly or not at all, the seller has time to remedy the situation. There is nothing fun at all finding out there are home issues that need to be resolved an hour before closing!

Posted by

I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Buying
Location:
Georgia Cherokee County
Groups:
Active Rain Newbies
Realtors®
Out Of The Box!
Almost Anything Goes
Diary of a Realtor
Tags:
inspections
peace of mind
walk through
peter den boer
den boer homes

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,066,939
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

A walkthrough is definitely a "must." Buyers don't want to find big problems after they've closed. The time to find them is before!

 

Oct 18, 2017 03:27 AM #1
Rainmaker
495,892
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

A walk-through is very important and I require my clients to conduct one or sign a waiver if they refuse.

Oct 18, 2017 04:54 AM #2
Rainmaker
365,309
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Peter den Boer 

Thank you for sharing your information with us.

Oct 18, 2017 05:14 AM #3
Rainmaker
3,333,111
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE always and many times do a walk through even on bare land.

Never know when an issue comes up

Oct 18, 2017 05:45 AM #4
Rainmaker
2,376,596
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Peter. Amazing how the real seller comes out in the pre-closing walk through! Enjoy your day!

Oct 18, 2017 06:36 AM #5
Rainmaker
2,737,268
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. I like this and it is informative and helpful too.

Oct 18, 2017 06:54 AM #6
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
611,612

Peter den Boer

MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information