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  • Writer's picturejimshorkey

12 Tips For Your Final Walk-Through

  1. Set aside 30 to 60 minutes for the walk-through and conduct it 24 to 48 hours before closing.

  2. Take your contract with you to confirm that items seller agreed to fix have been repaired and items seller agreed to leave are still in the home.

  3. Starting inside, open and close windows and doors and check that all latches and locks work.

  4. Test heating and air conditioning systems.

  5. Confirm all appliances are in working order.

  6. Test all light switches and electric outlets.

  7. Test smoke detectors.

  8. Check that faucets work and there are no signs of leaks from faucets, water lines or drain pipes.

  9. Flush toilets.

  10. Confirm tubs, showers and sinks drain promptly.

  11. Check exterior of home for signs of damage to doors, windows, screens, siding and roof.

  12. Confirm all landscaping that was present at inspection is still in place.

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