“I’ve never bought a home before. What do I look for on the walk through inspection? Is that when you hire a contractor to look at the home?”
The walk-through inspection, or as it’s now called in our contracts, the “final verification of condition,” is the inspection you do right before closing.
You hire the contractor or home inspector to do the home inspection in the first week or two after signing the contract.
What do you look for on the final walk-through inspection? The purpose is to verify only these two things:
- That any repairs done by the seller were completed.
- That the home is in substantially the same condition as it was when you made the offer (aside from any repairs that the seller may have had done).
This is NOT the time to look closer at the home and find issues you should have found in your home inspection. You do not have the right at this point to object to any defects or issues you should have noticed earlier.