By this point, the buyer’s financing has been approved as we discussed in the last step. The buyer’s agent will schedule the final walkthrough soon. Before they do we want to make sure all your belongings are out of the property and the house has been thoroughly cleaned.
We advise you have any agreed upon repairs taken care at least a week before settlement. Most buyers will do their final walkthrough one or two days before settlement.
If there’s a lengthy list of repairs the buyer may want to inspect them a few days in advance to make sure they have been completed to satisfaction.
Make sure to email us a copy of all paid invoices and you’ll want to keep a copy for yourself as well. All repairs should be completed by a contractor licensed to do the type of work required. This is outlined in the contract and is a requirement not a suggestion.
Here’s What to Expect at the Final Walkthrough
- The buyer will ensure all contracted repairs have been made
- All appliances are still in working order
- All fixtures and conveyances are still affixed and present
- They will make sure the home hasn’t been damaged when you moved out
- This is NOT a time for the buyers extended family, contractors, friends, etc to see the home or give quotes. This can wait until the home is officially theirs and the paperwork has been signed.
- It is NOT a time to move in property.
- It is NOT when the buyer receives the keys, again this will happen at closing.
Next step we’re heading to closing.
Please give us a call at 703-596-2082 if you have any questions regarding the final walk through.
Step 1: Hire a Realtor
Step 3: Declutter and Stage!
Step 4: Conduct a Pre-Listing Inspection
Step 5: Repairs
Step 6: Deep Clean
Step 7: Professional Photography
Step 8: We’ll Pre-Market Your Home
Step 9: We’re live on MLS, now what?
Step 11: Time for Showings
Step 12: Week One on the Market
Step 13: You’ve got your first offer!
Step 15: Offer was accepted! Congrats!
Step 16: The Home Inspection Period
Step 18: Select a Title Company
Step 19: Scheduling closing date
Step 20: Hire Movers, Start packing!
Step 21: Utilities Transfer
Step 22: Home Owner’s Insurance Cancelation
Step 23: Hire a Cleaning Service
Step 24: Buyer’s Mortgage Approval
Step 25: Final Walkthrough
Step 26: It’s Closing Time!
Step 27: Review Us
About the Author: The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.
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Abraham can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at (703)539-2053.
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Your Alexandria, VA Realtor, Abraham Walker, helps people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.