What Happens At Buyer’s Final Walkthrough?
The purpose of the final walkthrough in Arizona, is to determine that the house is in the substantially the same condition as when the purchase contract was accepted. In addition, it gives the Buyer the opportunity to verify that agreed upon repairs have been completed. ** The final walkthrough is typically scheduled one or two days prior to close of escrow, depending on when the Seller has vacated.
The Seller is obligated by the Arizona purchase contract to have all utilities on until close of escrow which enables the Buyer to verify that all the appliances are still in working order.
What Can Go Wrong?
- Utilities are off.
- Personal property that was agreed upon in the contract is missing.
- Seller has not cleaned the home.
- Seller has not emptied all contents of home or left some junk behind.
- Movers have damaged walls or floors.
- Yard maintenance deferred.
As your representative/agent, we will have communicated well with the listing agent to circumvent surprises. We will also have a checklist for our walkthrough.
** A better practice to verify that repairs have been done correctly, is to have the home inspector reinspect the items that the Seller has agreed to repair.