Lets face it, buying a house is a long, detailed process that can leave you wondering when you can FINALLY move into your dream home. Before walking into the closing meeting, the final step is your walk-through of the house. This is an important step, however, not to be overlooked or rushed.
Most importantly, be sure to take and give yourself time to do a thorough walk-through. Don’t let the sellers or selling agent make you feel pressured to hurry through this important FINAL inspection of the property. This is your last chance to make sure what was agreed upon has been fulfilled and the house is in the condition expected before moving into it.
Believe me, I’ve seen it all. I’ve come into a final walk-through to see ceiling fans mysteriously missing that were never discussed; and even dripping ceilings due to a quick repair that wasn’t completed as promised (with a licensed contractor). So unless you’re willing to settle and do the “fixes” or “replacements” yourself, don’t rush in order to insure the contract has been held to as agreed upon.
The following infographic is a quick aid in what all to look over:
In order to make sure you’re covering everything, it may also be a good idea to print and bring the following checklist with you along with a copy of the contract: