The Importance of the Final Walk-through Inspection in Real Estate!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX New Horizons

I try to do the final walk-through with my buyer clients as close to closing as I possibly can.  At that time, I give a check list to the buyer so they know what they are supposed to be looking at and for in the home.  A lot of post-closing problems can be avoided if things are checked out properly beforehand.  Allow adedquate time to see if the appliances are working, verify there are no water leaks, are if all inclusion are still there etc.  My worst case walk-though story was a winter walk-through where the water had been turned off after inspections and when we turned it back on for the walk-through, water started pouring out of pipes in the garage.  The wife started crying and the husband was stunned.  We post-poned closing a few days until the repair work was done and everyone was finally happy!


Comments (3)

Nicole Monary
Sellstate Next Gen Realty - San Diego, CA
Nicole Knows San Diego Neighborhoods

Very good advice.  Sometime the clients are so happy to get their keys they say they don't want to do a walk through, but I insist and it has saved headaches down the road.

Feb 25, 2010 07:23 AM
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Oct 11, 2011 08:59 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Totally agree !!!  Pls. view our RELO message -

Jul 21, 2014 12:11 AM