Home Services and Utilities.
A week or so before your closing date, we will provide a list of useful numbers for the activation of home services and utilities.
If you have come this far, then this means that it is almost time for a 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 day before, or the day of the closing. We will visit the property with you 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.
We are ready to assist you should an unforeseen glitch pop up, even at this last stage. Whether something at the property breaks down, or some other minor need arises – no need to worry. We have encountered these problems before so we know how to handle them efficiently and in a stress-free manor.
The closing agent will furnish all parties with a settlement statement, which summarizes and details the financial terms of the transaction. You and the seller(s) will 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, let us know in advance and we will coordinate with your settlement agent to stay on track. 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. Typically you will receive keys and immediate access to the property after signing, unless otherwise agreed to.
Congratulations, you’ve made it!