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Final walkthrough before closing

by Seacoast Homes | Portsmouth NH Real Estate 11/23/2022

The homebuying process is exciting, but can be overwhelming. However, there are ways to make the process more manageable, including a final walkthrough checklist. Here are a few ways doing a final walkthrough before closing can help give you a little extra peace of mind. 

Walkthrough vs. home inspection

Home inspections allow potential homebuyers to get a fair and impartial assessment of repairs that need to be made to the home.

The final walkthrough lets the buyer’s agent and buyer confirm all reported repairs are complete. Documentation containing the inspection report, repair receipts and seller disclosure form - typically received after the purchase agreement - is provided by the agents.

Should your house be empty for the final walkthrough?

For the buyer and their real estate agent to properly evaluate the condition of the home, the property should be empty. All personal belongings from the seller should be removed.

Can a seller refuse a buyer their final walkthrough?

The right to inspect the property is normally in the purchasing agreement, which generally gives the buyer the right to take their final walk of the property. If the agreement offers a walkthrough and the seller refuses, legal action could be pursued. 

Making sure you take the time to get your inspection for the property, appliances and systems, such as heating and air conditioning, is a great way to guarantee you’re purchasing the right home. 

And while it may take a few days longer to get your final walk of the property and inspections completed, you’ll be glad you did when you’re enjoying your new home.