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The House is Sold - Now What?

Posted by Rachel R. Vanderveen on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 2:45pm.

No Time to Relax After Selling Your Home

It’s over. It’s all over. No more showings. No more mopping floors. No more dogs in your back seat and no more begging a myriad of friends to host you while buyers walk through your homes and leave ungrateful, muddy footprints on your front tile. You have a firm sale. Some poor shmo bought your tiny closets, and woefully inadequate pantry, and now you’re moving to your palace, where space and storage abounds.

Things You Don't Want to Forget

Now what? Usually there is a gap between selling your house and when you actually move in; and if you’re kind of wondering what you should be doing - well, here it is. These are some of the necessary evils that need to be done when you're moving into a new place, the more you tackle now, the easier it will be later.

  1. Check the status of your RPR (Real Property Report): Has it been ordered? Is it up to date? Has it been brought to the city for compliance?
  2. How is your bank account? Do you have your closing costs all ready?
  3. Call for utilities. Cancel your own, and order new ones for your new house.
  4. Wait for the call from your lawyer. If (s)he hasn’t called you 7 days prior to closing, call him/her to book an appointment.
  5. Pack yourself a bag like you were going on vacation for the move. In there, you’ll have everything you need to survive for 3 or 4 days as you unpack.
  6. Locate your mail key, garage door openers, and spare keys, as well as all keys used for any lock in the home, and place them all in a kitchen drawer as you go.
  7. Plan to clean your property like crazy. Leave your property exactly the way you would like to find it if you were moving in. If you’re not up to the task, hire it out!
  8. Dig up any warranty or instruction booklets for your appliances and leave they where the new owner can find them.
  9. Book a moving company and ring your friends and family to help.

Rachel Vanderveen

The Vanderveen Team
Maxwell South Star Realty
Phone: 403.253.5678 Fax: 403.592.6736
Email: Info@VanderveenTeam.com

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