Miller Real Estate was recently asked by a seller "Why is the buyer doing a final walk through?" The question surprised us, because it seems so obvious. After all -- We are in the real estate business. But hey, if this seller asked, that means that there are others out there that are asking this same question!
Unfortunately, not all sellers are thoughtful toward their buyers. There have been times when sellers would leave junk in the home for the new buyer to get rid of. There have been times that the home was damaged during the moving process and the seller did not make the necessary repairs.
One of the most common things a seller will agree to in the sales contract, is to leave certain non realty items, and then they take one of the items with them.
A final walk through insures that the property was left in acceptable condition to the buyers, and that the terms of the contract have been fulfilled. For example, if the contract states that the refrigerator stays, the buyers will look to make sure the refrigerator is still there.
So if your buyers schedule an appointment right before closing, don't take it personally, they are just doing exactly what they should do. As long as you, the seller, have done what you are supposed to do, you should have nothing to worry about!
Happy Buyers and Happy Sellers. That is the goal of the Final Walk Through!