Go Into the Final Walk-Through of Your New Home Prepared
You’re a few days away from closing on your new home, and it’s time to do one last walk-through. Rather than going it blind, you’ll want to know what to look for. Keep an eye out for these items:
First of all, be sure to conduct your last walk-through before the official closing date. You’ll set yourself up for a much smoother closing day if you opt to walk through the property the day before instead. If water has seeped into the home, for example, you don’t want that to go undetected right up until the day of closing because it’ll leave you with virtually no time to address the issue.
Next, take a careful look at all the electrical outlets in the home, and as a supplementary bit of advice, bring a hair dryer or your phone charger along with you to check that each outlet is functioning.
The final walk-through also gives you a chance to make sure that everything from the former homeowners has been moved out. When scheduling your move-in time, make sure to do so with the seller’s schedule in mind.
There are a lot of emotions at play during this time, and unwelcome surprises are the last thing you want one day before move-in. Many buyers walk into their new home for one last look, only to find that it’s not how they remembered it.
That’s because they’re remembering a beautifully staged property and, without all the staging materials, it appears much more bare. Be prepared for that and keep in mind that once you’ve moved your belongings in, it’s going to look like a home again. Lastly, treat the walk-through as an opportunity to ensure that major items are in working order and everything is still standing rather than an opportunity to inspect every nook and cranny of the property.
As you venture into the home buying process, you need to work alongside a buyer’s specialist who’s looking out for your best interest. At the Charlotte Mabry Team, that’s one of the things we do best. If you’d more information on the process, please send me an email at Charlotte@CharlotteMabryTeam.com or give me a call at 423-593-5588. I hope to hear from you soon!