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The Walkthrough is Not Something You Should Skip

Why do we have walk-through’s in the real estate market? So that buyers can ensure that the property is perfect one more time before they close the deal. Whenever you make an offer on a home, you negotiate with them about certain things, and the walk-through is the perfect opportunity to see if your requests have been adhered to and if everything is in order.

In the real estate market, many buyers are excited about purchasing a house so they want to get through the process as quickly as possible – sometimes skipping important steps – including the walk-through. Real estate experts advise against this. Here is what they suggest, which you as a buyer must do before and during your walk-through.

Choose any day for the walk-through but not the closing day

In some instances, a walk-through can reveal repairs that have to be fixed. At times, these repairs may be time consuming, which is why you should do the walk-through before you close the deal.   Should you do this on the same day as you close, there may not be enough time for you to put things in order.

Examine the power outlets

You always have your mobile phone on you, right? Make good use of it during the walk-through. We suggest that you take your charger and plug it in all the outlets and ensure they are working. If any outlet is not working, you can identify it and request the buyer to get it fixed.

Make sure the seller is not leaving any junk behind

There are so many sellers who are more than happy to leave their junk behind and let you deal with it. Make sure this is not the case. Check the attic, deck and the garage. These are common places where sellers forget paint cans or propane tanks.  In some cases, what the sellers leave behind may be harmful for you. For instance, if the paint is toxic it may have to be disposed of properly.

Be ready for surprises 

You are about to close a deal on that home because you love it. But after the walk-through, you may not feel the same anymore and notice the imperfections of the place. So prepare yourself for these moments. You never know what is waiting for you around the corner.



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