Selling a house isn’t just about making sure it looks good. There is a whole process that will prepare you for the sale of your home. Today we’re going to be getting into some of the steps you need to take before you can sign your home away. Are you ready to learn more? Let’s get started.
Hold onto your homeowner’s policy.
Before you start cancelling services for your current home, you need to make sure that everything is finalized and completed. Everything from cable to your homeowner’s policy shouldn’t be shut off until you are absolutely sure that you don’t need them anymore. Jumping the gun on this could result in headaches down the line if the closing falls through for some reason. Wait until the ownership has been successfully transferred, then cancel everything.
Perform any final maintenance.
One of the most important things to do to prepare your home for sale is to ensure that it is ready to receive the family coming in. When in negotiation, you and the buyer will probably send in an inspector to go over the house. They will look for damages and areas in need of update. The buyer will then let you know what needs to be done before they go any further. To prepare for the final sale, you need to ensure that all updates and repairs agreed upon are completed.
Make sure that your title insurance is in place for your next home.
Before you leave your current home, you need to take the time to ensure that your next home is ready to receive you. Part of that process is setting up title insurance. After all, it would be bad if you new home’s ownership were to be contested in the middle of you closing on your former home’s sale. Rather than leave your future up to chance, protect yourself with title insurance.
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