The Importance of a Final Walk-through

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Before closing escrow on your new home, it may be wise to walk through the house for a final look.  This gives you the chance to make sure that everything is still as it was when you agreed to buy the home.  Usually this walk-through is an informal procedure and not a contingency of your contract.

The walk-through is your chance to check that the sellers completed all the repairs as promised.  It also gives you a chance to get important information about the house from the sellers.  This might include something as detailed as how to program the automatic sprinklers or something as simple as what time the mail is typically delivered.  This may be the last time the sellers are available to you, so it is your chance to make sure you are comfortable with all the mechanics within the home.

Even though a final walk-through is optional for you, take advantage of it because it's a great opportunity to get first-hand details of the house.  Additionally, if there is a problem with the property, you and the seller can discuss it and figure out how it will be remedied before sitting down at the closing table.


Brian Ripp, CRS, GRI, Broker - your Bay Area Realtor serving Fremont, Newark, Union City & surrounding communities. Real Estate & Property Management.

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