Buying a new home is a fun and exciting step towards your future, especially as you prepare to move in during the final stages of the process. While it may seem tempting to rush towards your move-in date, it is crucial to complete the final steps of your buying process carefully to avoid future issues of costly repairs with your new home. With this, a final walk-through is an essential step in ensuring that everything in your new home is free of issues and ready for your move-in day. As you carefully inspect your prospective new home for the last time, consider the many reasons why this step is such an important one in your home buying process.
Your Walk-through is an Opportunity to Catch Signs of Issues with Plumbing and Electricity
While it may sound tedious, it is crucial to check each faucet in your prospective new home before closing. These simple checks will prevent you from being subjected to costly water damage repairs or serious issues with plumbing down the road. Additionally, it is crucial to check all electrical systems as you walk through your new home to ensure that light switches and outlets are working correctly.
Your Walk-through Allows You to Confirmation of Inspection Repairs
In your final walk-through, it is crucial to confirm that each necessary repair recommended in the last inspection was completed. Also, this is an opportunity to request any receipts from recent repairs that were made following the inspection so that you can provide an accurate timeline to a contractor if other repairs are necessary for the future.
Your Walk-through is an Opportunity to Check for Mold or Damage
In your final walk-through, be sure to carefully inspect the walls, ceilings, and floors of your new home to check for signs mold or structural damage. This last check will provide you with the opportunity to seek early mold remediation or necessary repairs before your move-in day so that you can avoid the potential for allergies or sickness caused by mold over time.
Trust the Professionals at Clagett Enterprises for Your Realty Needs
If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your property or a professional to assist you during your purchase of any home, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistance with selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.