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What Not to Overlook on a Final Walk-through

Be sure that:

  • repairs you’ve requested have been made. Obtain copies of paid bills and any related warranties

  • all items that were included in the sale price—draperies, lighting fixtures—are still there.

  • screens and storm windows are in place or stored.

  • all appliances are operating.

  • intercom, doorbell, and alarm are operational

  • hot water heater is working

  • HVAC is working

  • no plants or shrubs have been removed from the yard

  • garage door opener and other remotes are available.

  • instruction books and warranties on appliances and fixtures are there

  • all personal items of the sellers and all debris have been removed.

Reprinted from REALTOR® Magazine Online by permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.

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