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Checklist for Selling a Home!

Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Christian Robinson

Checklist for Selling a Home!

There are a number of details that must be addressed between the signing of the final contract and the closing date. If you are using a real estate agent, the hassle of this process will be dramatically reduced. The following list will help you stay organized:

Seller Checklist

Immediately upon acceptance of the contract

Follow-up on any terms outlined in the contract (providing homeowner association paperwork, well documents, etc.)

Make any repairs agreed upon in accepted contract

Provide the current mortgage loan(s) information to your escrow agent

During the Home Inspection

You should not be present.

If possible, be accessible by phone to answer any questions

Provide the agent with keys to any areas (crawlspaces, attics, etc) that the inspector will need to access to.

If the property is vacant, ensure that the utilities are on beforehand.

One to Two Weeks Following the Acceptance Date of the Contract

Review any inspection amendment from the buyer with your agent and begin making agreed repairs

Provide your agent with your preferred closing time

Reserve your moving truck or schedule your moving service

Two Weeks Before Closing Date

Begin collecting information to pass on to the new owner (receipts for appliances, warranty information, owner’s manuals, repair and contractor contact information and dates of service)

One Week Before Closing

Get a change of address package from the post office

Begin notifying family, friends, debtors, etc of address change

Call your utility companies to schedule the final readings and the disconnect dates

Get directions to closing attorney’s office from your real estate agent

Collect receipts and information in relation to the work done to satisfy the inspection amendment and give copies to your real estate agent

Day Before Closing

Review the Closing Disclosure to verify that the terms of the contract are correct and pay special attention to the line items for water bills, homeowner association dues, and mortgage balances

If you have any concerns, discuss them with your agent

Day of Closing

Bring a photo ID and any documents requested by the closing office 

Bring your checkbook, just in case there is a small item that needs to be handled on the spot. 

There are tons of details that must be addressed between the acceptance of a contract and the final closing date. Using a real estate agent, your duties will be dramatically reduced during this process. The list above will help you stay organized.

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