The Last Step of the Escrow Process

Congratulations, you are almost through with the home buying process! There’s just one more task to complete before officially closing the deal: the final walkthrough. While this step is last in the escrow process, it is most definitely not the least. You’ll want a final walkthrough checklist to help you remember all the important steps.

When closing on a house, the final walkthrough of your new home should be taken seriously, as it is your last chance to inspect the house before it becomes yours. You’ll want to double and triple check the exterior, doors and windows, basement fixtures, and everything in between.

Make sure that any repairs or changes that had previously been discussed with the seller have been completed and the home is in the agreed-upon condition. Amidst all the paperwork, decisions, details, and formalities of buying a home, we’ve come up with a final walkthrough checklist to keep you organized during this process.

Whether this is a completely new home walkthrough or just a new-to-you-home, you want to be prepared, so here are some steps you don’t want to miss.

What to Bring to Your Final Walk Through

  • A notepad and pencil to write down any new questions that come up

  • Camera or cell phone in case there is anything you need to document and share with any other members of the contract

  • Phone chargers kill two birds with one stone; you can charge your device and test the electrical outlets!

  • The contract to have a reference of all the finalized details

  • The inspection summary to have a reference of everything the seller agreed to repair or replace prior to turning the home over

  • Us (your agent); will help walk you through everything one last time

  • Your home inspector (if applicable) if you required a home inspector to previously check for damages, test maintenance systems, etc., you may want to bring them with you to the final walk-through to make sure everything is in order

New Home Final Walk Through Checklist

During your final walk-through, here are the steps you want to be sure to follow so that you can ensure all the bases are covered as you close on the house.


Remember to take your time and test everything! This can be a stressful last step of buying a home, but a final walkthrough checklist will keep you organized and prepare you for any bumps in the road. And, the Gabe Mendez Group is here to help with this process. Contact us today to get started!

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Published On: November 16th, 2021 / Categories: Blog, Buy, First Time Homebuyer /

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