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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Highly recomend.  If buyer refuses I have them sign a document to that effect.

Sep 10, 2015 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

always and we, as listing agents, are there too....

Sep 10, 2015 11:53 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes sir.

Sep 10, 2015 10:59 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Always!

An attorney was recently telling a story at a closing.  He had purchased a home, cash deal, and did not go by that morning and, since it was a cash deal, had delayed getting insurance; figuring he would do so that week, since he was so busy.  Once he got the keys at closing, he drove over to the house and found out it burnt down that morning!  Seller was a Trust out of state, so they had not yet been informed.  He kicked himself, as he realized no insurance...no claim...he bought land.....a pricey error.  So, now he makes sure ALL his clients are protected; regardless of financing.

Sep 11, 2015 03:00 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes as close to the closing as possible. I have seen properties with moving damage and dirty.

Sep 11, 2015 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
571,124
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

If the seller is moving out prior to closing walk through just as soon as they are out or close to being out and by all means before they leave town.

 

Otherwise we usually walk an hour or so before closing.

Sep 11, 2015 06:32 AM
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Melissa Daniels
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty - Clarksville, TN

Always!  We check that any repairs have been complete and that the property is in the same or better condition than the last time we were there.

Sep 11, 2015 06:03 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I always recommend doing a final walk through, Captain Wayne.  Though, I prefer not doing if for them myself as I don't want to be held responsible for anything I may miss.

Sep 11, 2015 05:23 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Absolutely!  And if there were a lot of repairs agreed to on the inspection list, I may even have to home inspector come with us.  I schedule the walk through a couple of days ahead of time, and then we drop by for a quick double check on the way to the settlement table.

Sep 11, 2015 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
699,027
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Yes and no.  If they are in town yes but if they are away usually no.  Our broker wishes us not to do walk throughs for someone else.  That actually did happen to me once.  Very expensive condo/villa.  Buyers were not in town yet and she accused me of taking the "good blue sheets" and replacing them with "not so good blue sheets".

Sep 11, 2015 01:24 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Absolutely!

Sep 11, 2015 12:52 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

This is typical in our market.  The California Association of REALTORS even has a form because we have a form for nearly everything.  

Sep 11, 2015 12:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Every time!

Sep 11, 2015 12:11 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School This is standard procedure to do a walk-through prior to the closing. Make sure all repairs are completed and ask for paid receipts at the closing.

Sep 11, 2015 12:09 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes we do.

Sep 10, 2015 11:26 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Everyone of them!

Sep 10, 2015 11:19 PM
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714,888
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

We do.

Jan 20, 2019 03:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, but we dont have customers, we have clients.

Aug 01, 2018 07:14 PM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Yes, yes and yes. If buyer refuses I make them sign an addendum stating that they chose to skip it. 

Sep 12, 2015 07:37 AM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Absolutely!!  And if the client does not want to do a final walk through, I have them sign a form that states they have been told of the importance and that they are waiving the wlk through.

Sep 12, 2015 04:14 AM
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Hanne Novotny
Re/Max Advantage Realty - Westminster, MD
Certified Military Residential Specialist in MD

I always make sure that my clients do a final walk through before settlement so that they have a chance go over the list of repairs (if any) to make sure that everything was done to their satifactory and that the home is in the condition that it was agreed upon.  Also, at that time I make sure that all receipts  are provided to my clients so that if any issues should occur they have all the warrenties. 

Sep 12, 2015 12:49 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Always! The minute they sign all their docs at closing, they've accepted a property in the condition it was in at that moment. Even if I have a client who can't personally do a walk-through just before closing, I do it for them.

Sep 11, 2015 11:48 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Yes, and if not before then after documents are signed and before funding.  I think it is very important to make sure the property is in satisfactory condition prior to funding.  This is not something you want to find out after the fact!

Sep 11, 2015 03:17 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes I do this with my clients. I think it's very important. 

Sep 11, 2015 01:11 PM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Always do.

Sep 11, 2015 11:03 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Absolutely, on every property we close!

Aug 18, 2016 09:18 AM