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.
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.
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Step 1: Hire a Realtor
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 11: Time for Showings
Step 12: Week One on the Market
Step 13: You’ve got your first offer!
Step 15: Offer was accepted! Congrats!
Step 16: The Home Inspection 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
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.
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