If you’ve come this far, then this means that it’s almost time for a congratulations but, not yet. Don’t forget to tie up these loose ends:
Final Walk-Through Inspection:
For more of a formality than anything else, the final inspection takes place a day before, or the day of closing. You (or someone you elect) should 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 with the property.
Home Services and Utilities:
Upon your request, we will provide a list of useful numbers for the activation of home services and utilities.
We are ready to assist you should an unforeseen glitches pop up even at this last stage. We encounter these problems from time to time therefore, we know how to handle them efficiently and in a stress-free manor.
The Closing Agent should furnish all parties involved with a Settlement Statement, which summarizes and details the financial transactions enacted in the process. The buyer(s) and the seller(s) should sign this statement (as well as the Closing Agent) certifying its accuracy. If you are obtaining financing, you will have to sign all pertinent documentation required by the lending institution. If you are unable to attend the scheduled closing (in most cases), arrangements can be made to have a Notary meet with 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. The seller should arrange to have all property keys and any other important information for you, so that you may receive these at the time of closing.