The Real.Est List
How to do a walk through (in 45 minutes or less)
The final walk-through of your soon-to-be-yours apartment is the last time you can ensure that you get what you paid for, that whatever you paid for isn't blemished (think counters, floors) or broken (appliances, wall sockets, etc.), and if it is, that it will be fixed or replaced. But where do you start, and how long should this take? The Apple, Peeled has posted an excellent, practical, room-by-room checklist. It starts with appliances, moves through the kitchen, bathroom(s), and a sweep of electrical outlets and jacks, heating and cooling units. Bring colored masking tape, and don't forget to ask for the instruction manuals.