The final walk through is the last chance to see the condition of a house before taking possession. This inspection of the home is conducted by you and/or your real estate agent that takes place shortly before the closing to verify that nothing has been altered since you agreed to buy the property. The walk through will take place after the initial inspection from your home inspector.

Below are some things you should look for in a pre-closing inspection, it is also a good idea to bring along a checklist so that there is nothing overlooked.  

• Make sure the condition of the property has not substantially changed since you agreed to buy it
• Ensure that all required repairs have been satisfactorily completed or are in the process of being done
• Have the items that the seller agreed to leave been removed?
• All items that the seller agreed to remove are gone?
•  Did the seller leave "junk"  or debris behind in the basement, attic, yard or garage?
• Are the instruction books and warranties for any appliances or fixtures available?

In addition to looking at condition, repairs, and items remaining or removed, pay particular attention to key areas such as:

Major systems and appliances – Confirm that these components are in good working order
Attic and basements/crawl spaces – Look for discarded items and potential problem areas
Walls and floors – Check for any damage that may have occurred when the sellers moved or that may not have been obvious when you originally looked at the home
Exterior – Check the condition of windows, doors, sprinklers, gutters, and landscaping

These are just a few of the things to look for.  Even though you have done your home inspection...things can become damaged from the time of inspection to the time of closing.  The main purpose of the final walk-through is to protect yourself  and to ensure that the seller has lived up to his or her agreements in the sales contract. If you find during your final home inspection that the seller has not lived up to their part of the agreement, then a solution needs to be agreed upon before any money changes hands.