Walk-Through Inspection

Building confidence, one walk-through at a time.

A walk-through home inspection is a less formal and often less comprehensive examination of a property compared to a full home inspection. It’s often conducted by potential buyers, with their real estate agent, and one of our professional home inspectors before finalizing a purchase or lease agreement. This usually takes place after the offer has been accepted and shortly before closing.

Here are key elements that you might look for during a walk-through inspection:

General Condition: This includes the overall cleanliness and upkeep of the property. Look for signs of neglect or abuse.

Structural Elements: Pay attention to the condition of the floors, walls, and ceilings. Look for any signs of damage such as cracks, water stains, or sagging.

Safety Issues: Check for safety issues such as loose railings, broken steps, functioning smoke detectors, secure windows and doors, etc.

Repairs: If the sale was contingent on certain repairs being made, verify that these repairs have indeed been completed.

Included Items: If the sale includes certain appliances, fixtures, or other items, confirm that these are present and in the condition you expect.

The walk-through home inspection isn’t intended to replace a full home inspection. Instead, it’s the buyer’s final opportunity to ensure the property’s condition hasn’t changed since the full inspection and to confirm that any agreed-upon repairs have been made.

Remember, it’s always a good idea to have a professional inspection done before purchasing a property, as there may be hidden issues that aren’t immediately visible during a walk-through.