After weeks of dealing with inspections, appraisals,
repairs, and the sheaf of paperwork created by your mortgage company, The Final
Walk-Through should come as a welcome relief to those buying a home in Greenwood Village or Parker this summer. Despite its ominous name, that final
walk-through is anything but — it provides a last layer of protection for the
Typically occurring in the final 24 hours before the
scheduled close of escrow, this is no mere formality. It’s your ultimate
opportunity to inspect the home and ensure that it is in the same condition as
when you agreed to purchase it. It is also your chance to make sure that the
seller has completed any agreed-upon repairs, and to see that the home is being
turned over in “broom clean” condition. As
the formalities of buying a home in Greenwood Village or Parker conclude, it
is easy to see how the
excitement and relief of finally closing the deal can distract from the serious
business at the very end. Nonetheless, it is definitely to your advantage to be
methodical during that walk-through: 1.
along a camera (one you’ve used recently) so you can easily document any issues
should they arise. 2.
sure the seller left all of the owner’s manuals for appliances and home systems
(air-conditioning, heating, fireplace units, alarm systems, etc.), as well as
permits, warranties and receipts. Also easy to overlook: remote control devices
for garage doors, ceiling fans, and alarms. 3.
you leave the house, remember to double-check that everything has been shut
down properly. Did you turn off the irrigation system; HVAC system; and
driveway, pool and spa heaters? You don’t want to come home to your new house
only to find a flooded basement! Although
nobody wants to prolong a closing, your agent should be there to help protect
your interests. If repairs or other important issues come up, you can request
compensation at closing. If you’re thinking of buying a home in Greenwood Village or Parkerthis summer, I’m standing by — call me anytime! Matthew Koller is part of the Carr Peck & Associates at
Keller Williams. Carr Peck & Associates were 6thin Denver
Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and has been recognized by the Wall Street
Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling teams in the country. For
more information feel free to contact him or
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"We worked with Karen Venier for a relatively short time for a good reason: our home sold at full price within hours of hitting the market! While it’s true that the Denver housing market is “hot,” credit for the speed and ease of our transaction belongs to Karen. She was great to work with, giving us perfect advice about readying our home for sale and then expertly guiding us from offer to close. Along the way, we came to appreciate Karen for her skillful blend of professionalism and personal touches – like dropping off our favorite beverages during a particularly stressful time in our move or shoveling our driveway in subzero temps after we’d left the state (way beyond the call of duty!). Now that we’ve relocated to Wisconsin, we keep saying that we wish Karen could be our buyer’s agent here. Since that’s not possible, we’ll shout her name loudly to whoever might be looking for a home in the Denver area.
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