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Monday, March 23, 2015

Home Buyer Tips: What Condition Should a Seller Leave Their House in at Closing?

One of the last steps in the home buying process is for the buyer to do a a final walk through inspection.  With my buyers I prefer to do this on the way to the closing table.

The main focus of the final walk through is to make sure the house is in the same condition it was in when contracted including the appliances and lights, etc. that are supposed to remain are still present.

Not nearly as valuable as the physical house and associated property there is also an expectation the property will be clean.   While there will not be a white glove inspection it is expected that the property will be emptied of trash and personal contents.

It is expected that hazardous materials like old paint cans and insecticides and flammable items will be gone as well and not left in the garage.

Trash at the curb is usually not a problem.  Even older appliances or TVs that will be picked up is not a problem as long as a special pickup scheduled by seller, of course

While it is not necessary to have Merry Maids clean your house before going to closing please respect your buyers by having your house ready for the new owners.

And if a gift certificate for Merry Maids is desired, in Brevard County, order here.

What is a "Walk Through?"

"Cleaning "image courtesy of AKARAKINGDOMS at
"Garbage Truck Driver"  image courtesy of vectorolie at

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