Step 21 to Selling Your House: Transfer Utilities

Step 21 to Selling Your Home - Utilities Transfer

Schedule the Transfer of Utilities

Now that we are getting closer to settlement you want to transfer or cancel all utilities for the property. Unless you enjoy paying other people’s bills, schedule the termination of your utilities for the day of closing. If you’re moving into another home, schedule them to be transferred to the new address.

Cancel Contracts for Services

Before the actual closing date, make a list of the utilities you pay, electricity, natural gas, garbage, sewer/water, internet/cable, security company etc.

Don’t forget about home services like your pest control, lawn care, and dog walker. If you have a maintenance contract with an HVAC company to service your system twice a year be sure to let them know as well.

Forward Mail

Lastly, don’t forget to forward your mail. You can have your mail forwarded to your new address for up to 12 months. But don’t forget to update your address with vendors, the post office won’t forward things like magazines.

Questions? Please give us a call at 703-539-2053 or email us at [email protected]

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Step 1: Hire a Realtor

Step 2: You’ve Hired Your Realtor. What’s next?

Step 3: Declutter and Stage!

Step 4: Conduct a Pre-Listing Inspection

Step 5: Repairs

Step 6: Deep Clean

Step 7: Professional Photography

Step 8: We’ll Pre-Market Your Home

Step 9: We’re live on MLS, now what?

Step 10: Putting your home listing on 3rd party sites (Zillow,, Trulia, etc.)

Step 11: Time for Showings

Step 12: Week One on the Market

Step 13: You’ve got your first offer!

Step 14: We couldn’t come to agreeable terms with the buyer. What now?

Step 15: Offer was accepted! Congrats!

Step 16: The Home Inspection Period

Step 17: Financing and Appraisal Contingency Period

Step 18: Select a Title Company

Step 19: Scheduling closing date

Step 20: Hire Movers, Start packing!

Step 21: Utilities Transfer

Step 22: Home Owner’s Insurance Cancelation

Step 23: Hire a Cleaning Service

Step 24: Buyer’s Mortgage Approval

Step 25: Final Walkthrough

Step 26: It’s Closing Time!

Step 27: Review Us

Abraham Walker, Your Realtor

About the Author: The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.

He’s the co-founder of Ask A Walker and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and HERE on this blog.

Abraham can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at (703)539-2053.

He’s happy to answer all your real estate questions.

Thinking of selling your home? Check out my 20+ step process to selling your home. Or contact me now to start the home selling process. Same day appointments are available on a case by case basis.

Your Alexandria, VA Realtor, Abraham Walker, helps people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.