The movers have just pulled away from your house, leaving it totally
empty--except for years' worth of grime and dust. If you don't have the time or
energy to clean your house for the new owners, you should consider paying a
professional to do the job.
Before going to the closing table, your buyers will have a last chance to
go through the house to check the appliances, mechanical systems and overall
condition to make sure it is consistent with the sales contract. Even though
they really want the house, at this point "buyers' remorse" may be
prompting them to look for a reason to call the whole thing off. It is the
little things that can trigger last-minute cold feet, so your best insurance is
to make sure that the house looks great, everything is working properly, and all
the agreed-upon repairs have been made. Taking special care in preparation for
the walk-through will help to promote a more relaxed atmosphere for the closing.