Possession Day Checklist


Hopefully everything will be as expected but if you find that something has emerged since your inspection you should let your realtor know immediately. They will guide you through any further process should it be necessary.

  • Open and close all windows and doors

  • Operate all electrical outlets and switches.

  • Look behind any window coverings for hidden signs of damage.

  • Operate any electric baseboard heaters present.

  • Run both hot and cold water at all plumbing fixtures. Check for leaks.

  • Check walls and ceilings for signs of new damage/staining/repairs

  • Walk the entire property around the outside looking for changes.

  • Operate the kitchen, laundry appliances and central vacuum if present.

  • Operate the furnace and air conditioning (Where outside temperatures permit).

  • Check basement walls/floor for new staining or wetness.

  • Operate the gas fireplace(s) if present.

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors where present.