Buyers, prepare yourself -
A lot goes into buying a new home, and we’re here to walk you through every step of the way, but what you need to know is that the FINAL walk through is the most important. But, what is a final walk through anyway?
A final walk through was designed in real estate for the buyer to check the home and confirm it is in the same condition as it was when the offer was made. This also checks to make sure the home is actually vacated.
It also gives the buyer negotiation room incase work that was agreed upon between the buyer and seller has not be done. This is a HUGE step in homeownership, and you need to make sure everything is in order and up to your standards.
Take the walk through seriously. It’s smart to run faucets, make sure toilets flush, and check windows. Also, don’t pass up these 4 important tips for this big day.
- Avoid doing the walk-through on the day of closing
Sometimes, you may find problems that need repaired, and if you schedule in advance, you will have to make time to make those repairs happen.
- Use your cell phone!
That’s right, we said it. Be on your cell phone! Charge your phone throughout the house to ensure all outlets are running effectively.
- Look for leftover loot
Sellers can leave behind oodles of items that they didn’t know they left, or might have left on purpose. Whatever they leave becomes yours after you close.
Sometimes you might fall in love with the home because of the way it was staged, beware, this home will be empty when you close, and it may seem cold and hollow. Don’t fret, channel your interior decorator and start by making your new home fabulous!
If you are ready to embark on the journey of homeownership, contact a member of the Housing Buzz team. We will be happy to assist you with all of your homeownership needs! Happy house hunting!