Agent & Price
Final Walk-Through Inspection.
More of a formality than anything else, the final inspection usually takes place 2-5 days prior to close of escrow. The buyer visits the property to verify that all is in working order, everything is in substantially the same condition it was when they made the offer, you have completed the agreed to repairs, if any, and that there are no extra items left behind that were not included in the sale.
Transfer of Home Services and Utilities.
Notifying your home service providers and utility companies of a change in service should be done a few days prior to close of escrow. Buyers prefer that there not be an interruption of service, so remember to request a transfer rather than a cancellation of service.
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:
- Check your attic, crawl space, closets, drawers, built-in safes/vaults for personal items.
- Remember to make arrangements with your Realtor to hand over all sets of keys, remote controls and any system/appliance warranties/manuals, if available.
Cleaning and Moving Out.
Best practice and etiquette for transferring your home to the new owner is to leave it in broom clean condition. Remember, any items of personal property that were not included in the sale must be removed or, at the very least, ask the buyer’s agent if you can leave them behind. This may include items like firewood, old paint cans, storage cabinets, etc. And while it would seem logical to assume that most new home owners would appreciate spare doors, extra door knobs and the like be left behind, it is advisable to clarify this prior to moving out.
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 fund 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.