If you have come this far, it is almost time for a congratulations, but not yet. Do not forget to tie up these loose ends:
Final Walk-Through Inspection.
The final inspection takes place a day prior to or the day of the signing. You will 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 at the property.
Home Services and Utilities.
We will provide a list of useful numbers for the activation of home services and utilities after the closing occurs.
We are ready to assist you should an unforeseen glitch occur, even at this last stage. No need to worry if something at the property breaks down or some other minor detail. We have encountered these problems before, so we know how to handle them efficiently and in a stress-free manor.
Below is an overview of a closing appointment:
- The closing agent will furnish all parties involved with a settlement statement, which summarizes and details the financial transactions enacted in the process.
- 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, arrangements can be made depending on the circumstances and the notice that we receive. 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 other important information available to you once the transaction has been officially recorded and the recording numbers have been delivered to all parties.