Step 5 of the Home Sale Process: The Closing
What’s all included in the closing process? Today I’ll answer that question for you.
So you’ve gotten through the hardest part of the home sale contract—the contingency phase. Congratulations! Now it’s time for the next step to begin: the closing process.
At this point, it’s safe to start packing things up and doing whatever else you need to do to transition into your new home, including transferring your utility services to your new address and scheduling a date for the movers to come. Here in metro Atlanta, most homes have to be vacated prior to the closing, so we generally advise our clients to move a couple of days prior to that point.
In addition to packing things up, you need to make sure the home is ready for the new buyer and all the terms and conditions of the contract have been met. You and your Realtor should also review all the numbers related to your expenses so there are no unanswered questions before you reach the closing table. This usually happens 48 hours beforehand.
That’s a quick summary of what takes place in the final days before the home gets sold. As always, if you’d like to know more about this process, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.
As always, if you have any other real estate needs, feel free to reach out to me as well. I’d love to help you.