If you have come this far, it is almost time for a congratulations, but not quite yet. There are still some loose ends to tie up, including:
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. You will visit the property to verify that all is in working order, everything is the same as when you last viewed the property, 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. You will want to activate all services promptly.
We are ready to assist you should an unforeseen glitch pop up, even at this last stage. If something at the property breaks down, or some other minor detail does not go as planned, no need to worry. We have encountered these problems before and know how to handle them efficiently and in a stress-free manner.
The closing agent will provide everyone 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 usually be made ahead of time to handle necessary details. If you are bringing funds to the closing, you can elect to either have them wired electronically into the closing agent’s escrow account, or bring a certified bank check. The seller should arrange to have all property keys and any other important information for you at the closing.