The Final Walkthrough

Estate Planning Attorney

The final walkthrough is your last step before closing & officially becoming a homeowner. You have almost reached the finish line of your home-buying journey! We are here to guide you through this phase and ensure you close with confidence.

The final walkthrough is your ultimate quality check to make sure everything is as it should be before closing. This is your chance to confirm that no major changes have occurred to the property since you were last there for inspections. You can also confirm that any repairs that were agreed to were successfully completed by the seller.

You should schedule your final walkthrough on the morning of your closing date. By then, the sellers should have vacated, and the home should be ready for you. As a homebuyer, you want to move into your new home with confidence and without any surprises. The final walkthrough gives you the peace of mind that everything is in order before you officially take ownership.

Throughout your walkthrough, be thorough and leave no stone unturned. Carefully inspect each room, test all appliances, faucets, electrical outlets, and heating/cooling systems. Don’t forget to examine the exterior, garage, and any outdoor spaces. Make sure all utilities are functioning properly.

Ensure that any agreed-upon repairs have been completed satisfactorily. If you do discover any discrepancies during the walkthrough, remain calm and document the issues. Your real estate agent and your attorney will help you navigate the situation. We can work with the seller to address the concerns.

All that’s left is the closing, and then you can call yourself a proud homeowner. Remember to keep all the documents related to the final walkthrough and the closing safe and sound. You never know when you might need them in the future.

Take the first step towards a seamless real estate transaction by contacting UBFK Law today. Regardless of the nature of your real estate matter, we will help guide you through the process and protect your interests.

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