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How to Have a Successful Final Home Walk Through in Champaign - Urbana

How to Have a Successful Final Home Walk Through in Champaign - UrbanaWhen you buy a home in Champaign - Urbana, the last step is usually the final walk-through. This is an important step in the buying process, as you and your agent will need to carefully look at the condition of the home before you close the deal.

How does this process work, and what should you look for?

A walk-through happens just before settlement. It's your time as a buyer to check the property and make sure any work has been done on the home that was part of the negotiations. The seller and listing agent usually won't be there during the walk-through. That way there won't be as much pressure on you as a buyer as you inspect the property.

What should you check during the walk-through?

  • Inspect the outside for any obvious damage
  • Run the AC
  • Turn on and off all the lights
  • Test all appliances
  • Run the faucets and check for leaks
  • Flush the toilets and check for leaks`
  • Open and shut all the doors and windows
  • Verify that any agreed upon repairs have been made
  • Verify that any fixtures that are supposed to be left behind are still in place

As you check these items, make a list of questions about how systems in the home work and anything else you need clarification on. 

Also, make sure you give yourself plenty of time for the inspection. This is your last chance before you complete the purchase, and you won't have another chance to make sure the home is up to your expectations.

You should also have your Agreement of Sale and inspection reports handy to make sure that anything that needed repaired has been taken care of. You should also take photos of items that have not been taken care of so that you can further negotiate repairs.

A successful walk-through may take time and effort, but it's worth it as it could save you many headaches after you've finalized the purchase.

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