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What Should I Look for In the Final Walkthrough Before Closing?

April 13, 2021

When it gets close to closing day on a new house, one of the things that the buyers will have to do is conduct a final walkthrough of the home. The purpose of the final walkthrough is to make sure that everything about the house is as expected when the buyer moves in. In the event that there were negotiations made to update, fix, or remove certain things in the house, it is important to make sure that all of these were done as agreed upon. A few other things that you should do when conducting the final walkthrough of the home include:

  • Lock and unlock all doors and windows to make sure they all work

  • Flush all toilets

  • Turn on and off all lights

  • Check for any leaking faucets and water damage

  • Turn on and off air conditioning and heating units

  • Test garage door openers

  • Make sure no trash or building debris has been left behind

  • Make sure there hasn’t been any exterior home damage since your last visit

The final walkthrough is one of the most important parts of any real estate transaction. If you have questions about the legalities of buying or selling a home in New Jersey, contact us today.

Juan C. Velasco, Esq. is a trusted attorney who concentrates on bankruptcy, family law, real estate, and estate matters who has been serving the New Jersey area for over 25 years. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel, please contact Velasco Law Office and we will be happy to assist you.