17 Things Buyers Should Check On At Final Walk-Through

The house is almost yours! It can be tempting to spend the time set aside for the walk-through mentally planning where you’ll place your furniture — but there are some things you should make time to check.

  • Sellers should have removed all their belongings 
  • Utilities should be operating 
  • Trash or debris should not be present 
  • The home should be clean 
  • Negotiated repairs should be finished 
  • Lights and outlets should be in good working order; bring a charger to test outlets 
  • Water should run freely, with no under-sink leaks 
  • Appliances should be working appropriately 
  • Included items should be present 
  • Toilets should flush with no issues 
  • Ceilings, walls, and floors should be free of stains, cracks, mold, and holes 
  • The garbage disposal and fans should be operational 
  • Windows and doors should open and close 
  • HVAC systems should be working 
  • Landscaping should be maintained 
  • The home should be free of moving damage 
  • The doorbell should ring