What to do at a Final Walkthrough
If you are purchasing a home and are very close to closing, you might be anticipating a final walkthrough. I recommend doing this 24-48 hours in advance because if there is a surprise, there is still time to address it. It is best to ensure these things are discussed well ahead of time so all parties are on the same page for expectations.
All junk is removed and house is thoroughly cleaned - check attics, storage sheds, cabinets, drawers, etc
There are no new marks or damages on the property
Any items that were in the non-realty items addendum or known to convey have been left at the property
Any manuals for related items are left behind
All keys are left at the property - any keys to sheds, gates, mailboxes, safes, access cards to amenities, remotes for fans and light fixtures
The location of the mailbox is known
The trash schedule is known
Garage door openers are left and you know the garage code and how to reset it
All utilities have been notified of the change in ownership for the set move in date
The plan for key transfer has been confirmed by all parties
The buyer has a return address or a way to get any mail to the previous owner if needed
Any great buyer AND sellers agent should work diligently throughout the purchase period to ensure this communication is taken care of for the purchaser, whether they are asked to or not. However, as an individual purchasing real estate and signing your name on the docs, it is ultimately up to you to sign the papers and know what you are getting into.
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