FINAL WALK THROUGH BEFORE
The final walk through before closing is treated as a formality to appease the title company or your lender or some other person telling you what to do in order to buy your house. Most homebuyers do their perfunctory final walk through a few hours before closing and treat it like it's an inspection for cleanliness. Okay, now the furniture is gone, did they clean up behing the sofa? The real estate agents certainly treat the final walk through like a meaningless exercise. "See, it is still the same house you picked!" But it could be your final leverage point.
The seller really wants their money and the real estate agents are salivating for theirs so this is your best chance to look at the house and determine if it has any flaws that were not revealed to you. By no means do I expect you will find hidden and concealed defects and problems. What you might see if you look hard enough are the little things, so beware. Look for water damage around windows, doors and fireplaces and look for stains in carpet and on walls.
If you do find something you were not expecting on your final walk through, demand that it be taken care of BEFORE closing. That is what the final walk through is for - you to alert them to anything you consider not to be acceptable. You can be sure that your real estate agent will cajole, deride and harass you to go to closing, but you can demand that it be done and done before the closing. The real estate agents will want to get you to agree to a promise to take care of the matter and that is enforceable, but not nearly as powerful as holding up the closing. It's your house, don't be shy.