Congratulations! You are ready to settle on your new home. JS Realty has guided you through the entire home buying process and now it is time to complete the final steps. The last step in the process is to perform a final walk-through of the home you are buying – a very important step indeed!
JS Realty will coordinate with you – our Buyer – and the listing Agent a time to perform the final walk-through that works for both you and the Seller.
NEW LENDING RULES that go into effect on August 1 state that no changes can be made to the settlement statement within 3-4 days before settlement. This is going to require us to perform 2 walk-throughs. The first walk-through will be performed one week before your settlement day to ensure all home inspection items have been remedied and all components of the home are in working order. On the day of settlement, or the night before, your JS Realty Agent will do another walk through the home to make sure nothing has changed with the condition of the home.
The following will be addressed during the initial walk through:
Condition – we will making sure the home is turned over in the same condition as it was when we decided to write an offer.
Home Inspection – this is the time we ensure all home inspection items have been resolved satisfactorily.
Appliances – we will enter the home with our Buyer and physically run all of the components of the home, from running the dishwasher and washer/dryer through a full cycle, to testing all the sinks, toilets and faucets. We are looking for any new leaks or any issues that may need addressing before settlement.
While we are performing the walk-through, your JS Realty Agent will be checking off all items on the home inspection list that the Seller agreed to remedy. One by one we make sure those issues are taken care of, and when applicable, have a written and paid receipt from the contractor that performed the work.
Also at this time, your JS Realty Agent will review with you the regular maintenance items – such as where your furnace filters go, and where your outside water spigot shut off valves are located. The main water valve that shuts off water to the entire home is another component that all Buyers need to be aware of in case of a leak in the home.
If there are unresolved issues stemming from the walk-through, your JS Realty Agent will contact the listing Agent and work to resolve the issues. Once we are satisfied that the home is in the proper condition, we will have you sign off on the walk-through.
The next time you walk into the home, it will be YOURS! And we don’t want any surprises for that joyous occasion.
If you have any questions concerning the home buying and selling process, or you would like a no obligation consultation, contact us today!
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