Writing an Offer – Safeguards Regarding the Property
Before closing, the buyer should revisit the property to ensure it is in the condition you required in your offer and to inspect any required repairs have been performed.
The closing or settlement company should not close until you or your Realtor give them the final go-ahead. Make sure this right to do a final inspection is included in your offer to purchase the home.
Ideally, the final walk-through inspection should be done a few hours before closing after the seller has vacated the property. Any damage by movers or garbage should be removed from the property by the sellers. Stipulate these items in your offer and if there is a problem before closing it can always be remidied by crediting money to the buyer on the closing statement for items that are not completed per the contract.