|For Your Clients: What to Look for during a Final Walk-Through|
|By Suzanne De Vita|
|RISMEDIA, Tuesday, February 24, 2015— You know the story: The sluggish tortoise, weary of the swift hare’s taunts, challenges him to a race. Certain he’ll win, the hare stops off for a roadside siesta. We all know what happens next.It’s not uncommon for buyers to want to rush closing – they’re steps away from owning a new home!—but as Aesop illustrates, there’s no such thing as a sure thing. Even if the finish line’s in sight, a pesky tortoise can derail the sale during the final walk-through.
Rather than speeding through the process (or dozing off), do your best to evaluate the home as thoroughly as possible. Examine both the exterior and interior for any issues that may have developed after the inspection – particularly if the seller has already vacated the home. This includes:
Aside from a discerning eye, it’s a good idea to bring the contract, inspection report and any seller disclosures with you. And don’t leave without obtaining:
Feel free to have your inspector tag along for the final walk-through – a second visit generally costs less than the first.
Related: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection
Lastly, watch for any items left behind by the seller, unless they were included in the transaction.
View this original post at RISMedia’s blog, Housecall.
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