Tips For The Final / Pre-Closing Walkthrough

Here are some tips for your pre-closing walkthrough. 

1) As you enter the apartment start looking/inspecting the overall condition of the apartment (walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, etc).  The other should be in a similar condition to what it was when you first visit it.

2) The apartment should be at least broom-cleaned with all sellers' items removed.

3) Open & close the windows and doors.

4) Turn all light switches on and off to make sure they are working.

5) Bring your cell phone charger and test all electrical outlets.

6) Test all kitchen appliances to make sure they are in working condition (microwaves, dish/washer, fridge, stove/oven, etc). 

7) Run the exhaust fans (if present) in the kitchen and bathrooms.

8) Open all cabinets, closets, storage spaces

9) Run all sink and bath faucets as well as the shower, and check for any leaks or other problems. 

10) Flush toilets and look for drips, leaks, or problems.

11) Test the A/C and heater units (it could be hard to test a/c in winter and/or heat in summer as they could be turned off by building). 

12) Look for any new / changes to the conditions you found the apartment when you first went inside.

13) Bring your camera/phone and document any newly found issues - send them to your Attorney.

One more thing to remember, though not related to the walkthrough, is to contact the utility companies to give them notice of the change in service to your name, as of the closing date. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 


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Fernando Branco, GRI, ABR, CNE
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Residential Real Estate
Commercial Sales & Leasing 
Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) 
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) 
Certified Negotiator Expert (CNE)
R New York
641 Lexington Ave, NY NY  10022

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