In Episode 63 of the Toe-2-Toe Podcast, hosts Jenn Murtland and Monica Weakley drop the gloves over this question: should you do a final walkthrough? Will they finally agree on something? Spoiler alert...no!
- Jenn doesn’t think it’s necessary to do a final walkthrough if a house is already vacant.
- Monica has seen some things in her day, like a flooded basement or smashed window the day before closing.
- In Monica’s eyes, you absolutely do a final walkthrough because the money is on the line.
- The final walkthrough is to make sure that everything has been completed.
- Jenn prefers not to deal with buyers because of the high level of maintenance and nerves.
- Unless there has been a big storm or unmitigable circumstances, Jenn just doesn’t think it is necessary.
- As per usual, everyone agrees with Monica that it is better to be safe than sorry.
- Use the reason for doing a final walkthrough to determine the best time to do so.
- The only times that Monica has seen disaster is when she has not encouraged the buyers to do a final walkthrough.
- Jenn thinks measuring in the final walkthrough is useless, if you like your furniture then bring it.
- This week’s tiebreaker, Cassie Burns, serves the Cincinnati area with iHeart Real Estate.
- With so many close calls, Cassie believes in final walkthroughs with a passion.
- To clarify, Jenn is not team “no,” she is team “not always”.
- It gets awkward if there is occupancy at closing, and that is just one thing that agents would like to avoid.
3 Key Points:
- Jenn believes that it’s not necessary to do a final walkthrough all the time, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t encourage it. She sees the benefits of both sides.
- Monica always does a final walkthrough because throughout her career, she has seen last minute disasters that could have ruined their respective deals.
- Your reasons for doing the final walkthrough will decide when is the best time to get it done.