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Final Walk Through Horror Stories
Let's start with a basic definition... A Final Walk Through is when the home buyer tours the property, usually the evening before or the morning of closing. The purpose is to confirm that the home is in the same condition now as when the offer was written. Also, this is the deadline for any agreed upon repairs to be completed.
Buyers from time to time will want to skip the final walk through. After all, aren't most sellers honest people? They are, but...
1) The rain-forest lawn-- Sellers will often "forget" to keep up with lawn and pool maintenance once inspections are complete. Want to kill the joy of closing day? Imagine having to rent a tractor to mow your yard! And that sparkling blue pool has turned into a backyard terrarium. Swimming with dolphins is fun, water moccasins not so much...
2) My new best friend-- I like Whitesnake, so when I heard "Is This Love" blaring from inside the vacant home no red flags were raised. Inside a middle age man was grooving to the music and eating a Hungry Man TV dinner. But the home had been vacant for a week?? It seems the middle aged "kid" had moved in after mom and dad (the real owners) moved out. Ever done an eviction? We fixed the problem before docs were signed. And I had the song in my head for a week.
3) Fun things happen in dark bedrooms-- The listing had a normal ceiling fan fixture in the master bedroom. Nothing fancy, if memory serves it was white and brass. Naturally that didn't keep the seller from taking it with him! Did the seller replace the missing fan? Heck no! How was he suppose to know what the buyer would want?
4) The indoor waterfall-- Thankfully this did not happen to my client. An agent told his/her buyer to skip the final walk through, after all they were getting a home warranty so why bother? When the buyer opened the door, water came running out to greet him. According to the plumber, the pipe had been flowing freely for at least 24 hours. Guess who got stuck with that bill?
At Bayou Properties Realty we insist on touring the home prior to closing. Even if the client is busy, we will run through the property before docs are signed. Better safe than sorry!
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Bayou Properties Realty
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Alexandria La 71301
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