Do you do a pre-closing walk through? What do you check?
Whenever I am working with the buyer, I strongly recommend that they do a pre-closing inspection of the property. It is pretty informal, but sometimes you actually do find some problems.
The most important part of the inspection is a little silly, but you have to make sure the house is still there. I don't know anyone this has happened to, but fire or flood can affect anyone.
When you get to the house, walk around the outside to make sure there is nothing irregular.
Go inside and walk through all the rooms, make sure there was no damage from the move out. Check any air conditioner units. Don't turn them on if the temperature outside is below 55 degrees farenheight.
Go into the kitchen, check all the appliances.
Refrigerator/freezer-see if they are working
Dishwasher-I don't run a whole cycle, but start and stop a rinse.
Check All the burners and that the oven on the range work.
Check that the sink and or garbage disposal work - check the hot water
check under the sink for leaks.
Go to the bathrooms
Run the water - Make sure it gets hot and the spigots all work and everything drains well. Check under the sinks for leaks.
Flush the toilets. Make sure they don't run on.
Check the Attic, see if there are any obvious new leaks.
Check the Basement see if there is any new water, check the washer dryer, again not a whole cycle.
Check the garage & garage door opener.
That is pretty much all I do. Do you do more, less? Do you have a checklist?
All the best!