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Closing Day

If you have come this far, then this means that it is almost time for “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 a couple of days before the closing. You will visit the property to verify that all is in working order, everything is the same as when you last viewed the property, that there are no extra items left behind, and that everything included in your purchase is still at the property.

It may be treated as a formality, but it is very, very important that you take your time. Once you acknowledge that the home is in the same condition as when you agreed to buy it, and all agreed-upon repairs have been made, there is no turning back.

Home Services and Utilities

We will provide a list of useful numbers for the activation of home services and utilities after the closing occurs.

Be Prepared

We are ready to assist you should an unforeseen glitch pop up, even at this last stage. Something at the property breaks down, or some other minor detail – no need to worry. We have encountered these problems before, so we know how to handle them efficiently and in a stress-free manor.

Closing

The closing agent will furnish all parties involved with a settlement statement, which summarizes and details the financial transactions enacted in the process. You and the seller(s) will sign this statement, as well as the closing agent, certifying its accuracy.  It is important to bring two forms of ID to the closing and allow 1-2 hours to sign all the papers.

If you are obtaining financing, you will have to sign all pertinent documentation required by the lending institution. If you are unable to go to the title company at the scheduled closing time, arrangements can be made depending on the circumstances and the notice that we receive to bring the documents to you.

If you are bringing funds to the transaction, you can elect to either have the funds wired electronically into the closing agent’s escrow account, or bring a certified bank check to the closing in the amount specified on the settlement statement.  Please make sure to call your escrow agent for specific wiring instructions.  Escrow agents will NEVER email instructions for you to wire money.  It is always advisable to speak with them in person.

The seller should arrange with your agent to have all property keys and any other important information for you after closing and recording, so that you receive these items once the property is yours.