Posted 5.7.12 @ 10:9 by: Staff

Schedule Your Walkthrough Ahead of Time

You need to schedule your walkthrough before you close, and you’ll want to give yourself 45 minutes to an hour to make sure you have time to do a thorough inspection. It’s good if you can hire a professional inspector to go over the property with a fine toothed comb and will help you know if there’s anything in particular that you need to worry about. You’ll also want to bring them with you when you have your final walkthrough before you close on the house. They’ll charge 25% to 50% of the original fee but it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to buying Oakville real estate.

But if you’re going to do it on your own, make sure that you’re able to inspect the house after rain, snow or windstorms if it happens in the window of you buying it. Get an electrical tester from Home Depot and walk around testing all of the electrical outlets. Don’t be afraid to flip some light switches and turn on some faucets.

If You Find a Problem

If you find a problem, you need to seriously think about if it’s worth holding the sale or not. If it’s just one faucet that needs to be replaced it may not be worth holding up the whole deal. Think about the price of the home and if you’re getting a great deal, you can always just replace something for $20! Even Oakville luxury homes for salehave their little quirks. Try to be amicable and equitable about things.

No matter what you do, make sure you go through the rooms one by one and give it a good once or twice over! There’s no rush and you want to make sure you have just what you want. But chances are you won’t find anything wrong; Oakville has fantastic homes in good repair! Never forget that the majority of your leverage as a buyer is closing the deal, so if It feels wrong to you, you may want to move on to something else.

Do it the Day of the Closing

The best time to do a walkthrough is the day of the closing; a few hours before you go to the settlement appointment will help you make sure you can sign on the dotted line without a doubt!

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