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Closing Prep Made Easy: Your Checklist for a Stress-Free Closing Day

You are approaching the much-anticipated closing day for your new home. Meticulous preparation is key to a smooth and stress-free experience. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the final steps. Seal the deal on your dream property, with closing prep made easy at every turn.

Schedule closing and final walkthrough

Coordinate with your attorney to determine the most convenient date and time for the closing session. Your attorney will help facilitate the legal aspects of the transfer of ownership. Your real estate agent will then schedule a final walkthrough of the property on the day of closing. This is typically an hour before the designated closing time. 

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Setting up utilities

Arrange for utility services to be transferred into your name to ensure uninterrupted service after you move in. While water setup is usually included in the purchase, you’ll need to contact the gas and electric company to establish service in your name.

Cable and internet appointment might need to be scheduled after closing.

Closing day DO's and dont's

Prior to heading to the closing appointment, ensure you have a valid form of identification and your checkbook on hand for any necessary payments, such as closing costs or down payments.

Additionally, it’s crucial that you attend the closing appointment in person.  Avoid scheduling international travel or commitments that could prevent your attendance and potentially delay the closing process. Being present ensures that you can promptly address any issues that may arise and facilitate a smooth closing experience.

Closing prep

Closing prep includes getting ready for closing day! Keep your passport handy, AND in the country to avoid delaying closing day.

By adhering to this checklist and collaborating closely with your real estate team, you can navigate the closing process with confidence and peace of mind. Remember, closing day marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your homeownership journey—a moment to cherish and celebrate as you step into your new home sweet home.

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