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Final Walkthrough Checklist Before Settling

By Coposit

The final walkthrough is your last-minute opportunity as a home buyer to check the ins and outs of your property before settling. It’s a crucial process to ensure that it’s in the condition in which you agreed to buy it. Usually, the buyer and the real estate agent attend the walkthrough typically a day before the final closing, when the buyer takes possession of the house. Lucky for you, we’ve created the ultimate checklist to help ensure a smooth settlement.

Why is the final walkthrough so important?

It allows buyers to have a final in-depth look of their property right before moving in, to ensure things that are meant to be there are there as per the contract. In case you find any problems, you should immediately inform the real-estate agent for it to be rectified.

Should I bring someone to the walkthrough?

It varies from person-to-person. If you are not confident to attend a walkthrough solo, then it’s advisable to bring someone along. The person can be your real-estate agent as they have attended many of these in the past and can advice you from their experience on things to be mindful of.

What should you look out for?

A few quick pointers to check for are:

  1. Ensure the taps are running with water
  2. The switches operate well, and the power is on
  3. The lights and air conditioners are all functional
  4. Flush toilets
  5. No damages (eg. holes) on the walls

Keep a close eye out for any glaring defects and don’t forget to flag them with your real estate agent. Make sure the new space is liveable.

You’ve traveled almost to the end of your homebuying journey and have earned the right to your excitement. In this final stage, the walkthrough isn’t as daunting as it sounds. Give it a go, make sure everything is in order with no issues and then you are ready to settle. It’s time for you to see the house as a blank canvas and start to picture living there, adding your style, and making the property into your next home.

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