Step 27 to Selling Your Home: The Final Walkthrough

April 25, 2024

Step 27 to Selling Your Home: The Final Walkthrough

The final walk through usually occurs the night before or the morning of closing and it is a chance for the buyer and the buyer’s REALTOR® to walk through the property one final time and confirm the property is in the same condition as it was during the inspection.  Generally the walk through takes about 15 minutes. It’s best if you are completely moved out and the home has been thoroughly cleaned by the time the walkthrough occurs.

Here’s what the final walk through is:

  • A final chance for the buyer to make sure all of the appliances are still working
  • An opportunity for the buyer to make sure you didn’t damage anything while moving out 
  • A time to make sure the property is broom swept clean
  • A time to leave a note listing what day the trash is picked up, recycle and trash days, where the parking is, mailbox, where they can locate the garage door openers, extra keys, etc.

Here is what the final walk through IS NOT:

  • It’s not a time to have the buyer’s parents, friends, etc. come look at the property or for contractors to give them estimates, etc.  All of that can wait until the next day once they’ve officially bought the property.  
  • It’s not a time for the buyer to begin moving boxes or other items into the property. That has to wait until after closing.
  • It’s not when the buyer receives the keys.  Instead, at the end of the walkthrough, the buyer’s agent will bring the keys to closing or leave it in the lockbox and we will pick it up prior to closing and bring it to closing. These items will be given to the buyer at the end of closing once all paperwork has been signed, loan has been funded and your proceeds have been distributed or wired to you.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the final walk through.  We’re almost there!


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