If you have come this far, this means that it is almost time for a congratulations but not yet. Do not forget to tie up these loose ends:
Final Walk-Through Inspection.
More of a formality than anything else, the final inspection takes place the day before or the day of the closing. The buyer will take a final walk through of the property to make sure the home is in the agreed condition. You are required to leave your home in "broom clean" condition. That means all furniture, home accessories, etc. have been removed from the house. I will be able to help you plan your move so that the process is not overwhelming and all parties can make a smooth transition.
Cancel Home Services and Utilities.
We will provide a list of useful numbers for the termination of home services and utilities. Where it applies, some utility companies will need to come and take final readings so that your billing cycle ends on the correct date and your bill is sent to your new address. Often there is no need to stop service to the home but rather just switch account names, this will be something we can advise you on.
We are ready to assist you should an unforeseen glitch pop up, even at this last stage. If something at the property breaks down or the buyers' loan does not pull through on time, there is no need to worry. We have encountered these problems before so we know how to handle them efficiently and in a stress-free manner.
The closing agent will furnish all parties involved with a settlement statement, which summarizes and details the financial transactions enacted in the process. The buyer(s) will sign this statement and then you will sign as well as the closing agent, certifying its accuracy. If you are unable to attend the scheduled closing, then arrangements can be made depending on the circumstances and the notice that we receive. If you are receiving funds from the transaction, you can elect to either have the funds wired electronically to an account at your financial institution, or have a check issued to you at the closing. The seller should arrange to have all property keys and any other important information for the new purchaser at the closing, so that the purchaser may receive these items at this time.