Why Do A Final Walk Through

Not doing a walkthrough before closing can cost a buyer thousands. It's such an important piece of a transaction and doesn't take long to complete (hopefully!). If you'd prefer to read why we do this walk through, the transcript can be found below the video.

It got hotter and hotter with every step. But I’m getting ahead of myself. When representing a buyer, I always do a final walkthrough at the house right before closing. We want to make sure the seller has left anything they are supposed to leave, taken everything they are supposed to take, and the condition is as we expect it. Most of the time things are fine, but sometimes we have a problem. In August 2014, I was doing a walkthrough for out of town buyers. As I climbed the steps, it got hotter and hotter with each one. It turns out the Air Conditioner unit had broken in the day or two since the seller moved out. Since it was before closing the seller was responsible. They were great, stepped up to the plate, and paid for a new AC system. Had I not done the walk through, my client would have arrived a few days later and it would have been their problem not only to deal with, but also to pay for. I’m Craig Smyser with 1835 Realty.

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