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After The Negotiations - Home Seller Checklist

Charlotte Home Seller Checklist

Home Sellers Check List Home Sellers ChecklistIn the heat of selling your Charlotte NC home, the tedious task of selecting a new one, and then the excitement following all of the negotiations, here are a few reminders of things to come in your Charlotte home selling process:

1.  Be absolutely certain that all of your documentation that your lender is in too him/her in an expedient manner.  This will help assure an on-time Closing.

2.  Notify your mortgage company that you have gone under Contract on your home and that the buyers’ attorney shall be requesting the payoff from them shortly.

3.  Gather your receipted bills for taxes, utilities, association dues/fees

4.  Cancel any regular delivered items, such as the newspaper

5.  Contact your utility companies and notify them that your utilities will be transferred on your Closing date.  The utility companies may ask the names of your buyers but, just let them know that you want them out of your name on midnight of your Closing date.

6.  Your buyers will be performing an inspection; be prepared for those inspections by performing some preliminary tasks to make everyones’ lives easier during that part of the process (for example, replace all of your light bulbs, ascertain that all of your outlets are functioning, etc).

7.  Following inspections, alert me when the list of repair items is completed so that I can notify the buyers’ agent, in the event that they want to do a re-inspection.

8.  Notify your mover

9.  Send change of address cards

10.  After settlement, cancel or transfer fire and/or homeowner’s insurance–again AFTER settlement!

11.  Provide me with copies of the repair invoices so that I can share them with the buyers.  If you know that you’re going to make your repairs and do them in quality workmanship, providing the invoices to the buyers can oftentimes put their minds at ease.  They may also order a re-inspection following your repairs.  Expediency is key here so that if a re-inspection is to be ordered, they’re not getting to your home the day before moving.  If they happen to find that the repair is not completed to their specifications, this could also delay Closing.  You want to be focused on moving at this point!

12.  Which brings me to just that…moving!  Here is a moving list for you to use.  Just some helpful tips that you may or may not want to use but, I think it helps me to have a checklist when I move to keep me organized.

13.  Place all appliance and household equipment information into a kitchen cabinet or drawer

14.  Remove ALL personal belongings from your home

15.  Have your home broom swept clean; I recommend hiring someone to clean the home for you so that you can be assured that you’ve not missed a thing!  Oftentimes another set of eyes may find an item that you left behind that you simply did not see; we’re sometimes programmed not to notice the things that have been right in front of us for years

16.  Bring all keys and garage door openers, alarm codes and passwords and anything pertinent to items which may not normally convey to a buyer (such as A/V equipment; parental security codes, etc.).

I’ll also provide you the list of your new utility companies so that you can phone them a couple of weeks ahead of your move to set up your utilities in your new home.  Oh, did I say, CONGRATULATIONS?!


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Comment balloon 27 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • October 04 2011 03:10PM
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