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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Absolutely 100%. Period. Or on rare occasions they will sign off stating they didn't want to do a final walkthrough.

Feb 18, 2017 05:50 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Always.  Typically our clients are not in town and we do a walk thru for them.

Liability? I have never let that stand in the way and am never concerned.

There is more liability if you don't do one...particularly if you claim to represent the buyer which means you are supposed to put their best interest above your own.

Eve

 

Feb 18, 2017 04:21 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Absolutely. But we make sure they understand that it's not an opportunity to renegotiate the contract. It's just to confirm that the property's in substantially the same condition as it was at purchase, no conveying personal property is missing, etc.

Feb 18, 2017 02:40 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yep, always.  In fact, after an agent in our company didn't do this a couple of years ago and it caused unnecessary issues that could have been resolved at a final walk through we now have a required brokerage document that buyers sign when they do the walk through or sign/hold harmless acknowledging they have been given the opportunity and have declined it.  It's also a term pre-written into our purchase contracts.-Kasey

Feb 18, 2017 02:00 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I don't recommend it Nathan Gesner I insist upon it!

Feb 18, 2017 06:27 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Yes.  I am there with them.

Feb 18, 2017 04:48 PM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

This is absolutely critical. The sellers may have had some furniture placed so prospective buyers would not have seen them previously. 

In a similar vein, I would always drive by homes I was going to auction to bid on the morning of the auction. I was afraid they may have burnt down since I saw it before. 

Feb 18, 2017 03:11 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yes, especially to inspect repairs that were agreed to.

Feb 18, 2017 02:29 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Absolutely every time. I also get them to sign off on the condition so there will no questions later.

Feb 18, 2017 02:29 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For this type of money, it is not an unreasonable request

Feb 18, 2017 02:27 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That would seem to be the logical thing to do;  Do you?

Feb 18, 2017 02:10 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Always, you never know what you find that violates the contract. 

Feb 18, 2017 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,583,915
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It's a part of the California residential purchase agreement and if a buyer doesn't conduct one, there is a form(it's California, there's a form for everything) should they decide not to do so.  

Feb 19, 2017 06:07 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Is the Pope Catholic?

Feb 19, 2017 03:47 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Always Nathan Gesner 

Feb 18, 2017 07:11 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I always recommend it and we require signed form if they wave it. 

Feb 18, 2017 06:23 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Yes always.  What if there was something missing. Something broken or holes in the wall.  Maybe even a flooded basement.  

Feb 18, 2017 06:21 PM
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1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner Yes, always.

Feb 18, 2017 04:40 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Yes, we always recommend buyers do a walk-through and then have them sign off on a walk-through form.

Feb 18, 2017 03:36 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and buyer agent who does not insist upon a final walk through is not doing his/her job properly....expect to receive a home in less than broom clean condition after closing.... 

Feb 18, 2017 02:52 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Definitely. It's esssential especially if there were repairs to be done the seller agreed to.

Feb 18, 2017 02:39 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Don't close without one. I have the buyers sign an acceptance of walk through.

Feb 18, 2017 02:20 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet.

If they don't they sign the waiver.

IF they don't, I do walk through.

More than once I've rolled up my sleeves to help the owner get out in time.

Feb 19, 2017 05:56 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Feb 19, 2017 02:24 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Buyers normally insert a clause in the offer requesting 1-2 visits prior to closing.

Feb 18, 2017 06:26 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes

Feb 18, 2017 05:18 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

ALWAYS - no ifs, ands or buts!

Feb 18, 2017 03:48 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Yes.  It is in our agreement of sale.

Feb 18, 2017 02:04 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Absolutely. Positively. Yes.  

Feb 19, 2017 08:55 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Feb 19, 2017 06:06 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes indeed. We need to make sure everything that's supposed to be there, is, and the reverse as well. Also that the home is clean and ready for the new owner.

Feb 19, 2017 05:28 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

Yes, almost always.

Feb 19, 2017 05:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, in our area it's customary & most attorneys won't let their buyers close unless they've done one.

Feb 19, 2017 05:12 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Absolutely! Things might've changed since our last viewing and I have seen that happen e.g. new leak, or to make sure everything was removed from property.

Feb 19, 2017 04:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's a requirement of the transaction.  Can't close without the form saying it was done or was waived.

Feb 19, 2017 12:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner of course this is a must!

Feb 18, 2017 11:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Always.

Feb 18, 2017 08:38 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Always.  Either the buyer, someone they approve or myself. 

Feb 18, 2017 07:56 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Feb 18, 2017 04:01 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

ALWAYS i like doing it the day before when the seller is out, if not right before closing

Feb 19, 2017 08:18 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Always,  starting out I did not and one of my first closings was trash , learn from that one.

 

Feb 19, 2017 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
716,529
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Well, of course!!! It's a 'must'. In AZ, it's a contingency in the contract. And needless to say, it would not be very wise for the buyer not to do one, and totally negligent for the agent not to recommend and push the buyer to do one.

Feb 19, 2017 07:22 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Absolutely!

Feb 22, 2017 11:18 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always, would sure not want to have the Buyer close, then find out something was missing or wrong with the home.

Feb 21, 2017 07:51 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Absolutely yes.   Need to make sure all the terms of the contract are fulfilled and the property is as promised.

Feb 20, 2017 02:51 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Of course, don't you?

Feb 20, 2017 06:02 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

All the time...

Feb 19, 2017 09:11 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

ALWAYS!!!!

Feb 19, 2017 12:58 PM