August 16th, 2011 1:44 PM by Jennifer McGuire
So many times, I've had a buyer who wants to do the walk through a day, or even a week, before closing. My suggestion is this. If you want to do a walk through a week before, you need to do another quick walk through right before closing. You might ask: Why?
I've had homes with water in the basement (and this was a basement that supposedly didn't leak), water heaters that didn't work, electrical breaker box has been full of water, and numerous other things. All of these items were fine during the home inspection, but things changed. Who knows, someone could have vandelized the house, it could have burned down, or a number of other things. Due diligence will always prevail......take the time and do a final (last minute) walk through right before you go to the closing. You'll be glad you did.