Attend the Walkthrough:
After you have received the Clear to Close, we’ll schedule the final walk through for your new Nashville home. This can be scheduled anytime prior to closing, but usually happens the morning of closing. This walkthrough is a time for you to walk through the property and make sure it’s in the same condition as it was during the inspection. The walk through takes about 20 minutes.
Please let me know what day and time would be best for your final walk through.
What should I check for at the walkthrough? Glad you asked!
Verify that all repairs have been made according to the contract. Be sure to obtain copies of paid receipts and any related warranties in advance of the walk through
Make sure all of the appliances are in working order
Check to make sure the sellers didn’t damage anything moving out
Verify that all items included in the sales price (lighting fixtures, blinds, curtains, etc.) are still in place. This includes anything that was attached to the wall previously such as shelves, TV mounts, etc. unless noted as being excluded on the contract
Screens and storm windows are in place or stored somewhere
Test the doorbell, intercom, alarm, HVAC and hot water to make sure they all work
Property should is in “broom clean” condition meaning it doesn’t have to be perfectly clean, but you have to be able to clear out any debris with a broom
Ask when the trash is picked up, where the parking is, where the storage unit is, etc.
Get the garage door opener (if applicable) and any other remotes
Locate any instruction books and warranties for appliances and fixtures
Make sure all personal items of the seller and all debris have been removed including clothing, food in the fridge, etc.
Here is what the final walk through IS NOT:
Remember that the property is not yours yet! This walkthrough is not a time to have your parents, friends, etc. come look at the property or for contractors give you estimates, etc. All of that must wait until you officially own the property.
It is not possible to begin moving boxes or other items in to the property at the walk through. That has to wait until you officially close on the property.
It’s not when we receive the keys. That will happen at the end of closing.
At the end of the walk through, we need to inquire as to how you will get the keys, any fobs, and the mailbox key. Usually these items are given to me as the buyer’s Realtor and I bring them to closing. They are then given to you at the end of closing.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the final walk through.
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