You are getting ready to close on your house, but you realize that you may not be ready. Use this handy checklist to get all of your items ready for closing.
✓ Loan Payoff Information
If you have not already provided this information to your agent, our office will contact you regarding loan information. We will need the loan company, account number and the last 4 digits of your social security number(s).
✓ Prepare for the Home Inspection
The inspection is important for a number of reasons. The buyer will actually spend more time in the home during the inspection than they did during the actual showings. Please have your home in great condition for the inspection. Poorly staged or messy homes can quickly create buyer’s remorse.
✓ Inspection Items
In general, repair requests generated from the inspection will need to be done by a licensed contractor. We will assist in arranging contractors to repair the items.
Provide copies of all receipts at least 48 hours prior to the walkthrough to your agent.
✓ Prepare for the Appraisal
Your agent will arrange to meet the Appraiser at your home. Please leave the house in showing condition for the appraiser.
✓ Cancel Homeowner’s Insurance Policy
Please cancel effective the day after closing.
✓ Disconnect Utilities
Contact utility companies and arrange for transfer of service. Most companies will ask for the buyer’s name.
✓ Organize manuals
instructions, warranties etc. for the purchaser.
✓ Funds Notification
Let your agent know how you would like your funds.
✓ School records
Arrange to have the school records transferred to your child’s new school district and/or daycare.
✓ Veterinarian records
Arrange to transfer records to your new vet.
✓ Change Address
File a change of address. This can be done online at www.moversguide.usps.com
✓ Double Check House
Decide if you will keep your plants or give them away. Remember that plants cannot be loaded with your household goods.
✓ Remove Hazardous Wastes
Dispose of flammable, corrosive and poisons.
✓ Walk Through
Final Walk Through with Listing Agent.
✓ Confirm Closing
Check with your agent for date, time and location of closing.
✓ Photo ID
Bring valid Photo Id-Driver’s license or Passport is preferred.
✓ Keys and Garage Door Openers
Bring all keys, the garage door openers to closing.
Please do not leave items in the house you do not want or you do not know what to do with.