Final Walk-Through Checklist

Buying

The final walk-through gives homebuyers an opportunity to inspect a property before closing on the sale of a property and ensures that the property's condition has not deteriorated since last seen.  During the walk-through, homebuyers can determine if:

  • All repair work you requested in the sales agreement has been completed?
  • All items you have purchased with the house still present?
  • There is any damage to the ceilings, walls, floors or other areas?
  • There are any signs of water leaks, mold, or water damage?
  • There are any signs of pest infestations?
  • All the HVAC system work properly?
  • All the appliances, garbage disposal, and water heater work properly?
  • All electrical switches, outlets, doorbell, garage door opener, ceiling fans, and exhaust fans work properly?
  • All plumbing fixtures work properly?
  • The landscaping is as you remembered and irrigation system work properly?
  • All personal property and unwanted items been removed according to the terms of your contract?
  • The house is clean overall?

If you noticed any issues, immediately share them with your real estate agent which could help you to be compensated appropriately for any uncompleted repairs or recent damage that may have occurred when the previous owners were moving out.