Preparing Your Home
- Does your roof leak? When was it last inspected or repaired?
- Are all stairs, decks, porches and fences secure?
- Do you see any cracks in the foundation?
- Any signs of inadequate surface drainage?
- Is your basement dry and are there any signs of prior water damage?
- Are there any musty odors or signs of mold or mildew?
- Any broken windows? Torn or missing screens?
- Garage door functional?
- All light fixtures operational?
- All electrical outlets functional?
- Smoke detectors installed and functional?
- Doorbell operational?
- Are heating and cooling systems functional and recently serviced?
- Any faucet or drain pipe leaks?
- Are fireplace dampers operational with spark arrestor and rain cap installed?
- Are all appliances functional?
- Is water heater adequately strapped?
Selling Your Home
- Has your agent presented you with a plan for marketing your property?
- Did you receive an estimate of the net proceeds from the potential sale of your home?
- Are offers coming from pre-qualified buyers?
- Did your agent discuss with you any contingencies on the purchase agreement?
- Did you make disclosures as required to the new buyer?
- Do you know the date and time of the scheduled appraisal?
- Has a home inspection and pest inspection been scheduled?
- Make sure the utilities are on for inspections.
- Is a satisfaction of mortgage or payoff document being prepared for your old loan?
- Were you given credit for any items agreed upon to be credited to your account?
- Are the prorations correct? Check the dates on these debit and credit items.
- Are the title and closing costs as you understood them to be?
- Do you know what day you must vacate the property? Is it the day of closing?
- Schedule final utility meter readings for day of closing.
- Have you agreed to perform any repairs or other work before or after closing?
- Bring any extra keys, garage door openers, security access or gate card keys to closing.
- Did you leave for the buyer any operating guides or warranty info for appliances?
- Did you receive a written copy of your estimated closing costs?
- Check to make sure all fees, tax adjustments, and other charges are correct.
- Gather all the documents you are expected to bring to the closing meeting.
- After the closing is completed, call your insurance agent and cancel your homeowner's policy.