Step 18 for Home Sellers: Checklist, Cleaning, Security

At this point, closing is in sight.  We will be in touch with you to go through our final checklist items to help insure that you have everything ready to close, move, and start fresh at your next location.  At this point you should be doing- or hiring- a final cleaning of your home.

Final Clean:

Many people don’t have the luxury of being entirely moved for a few days before they give over possession of the house to its new owners.  Because of this, your final deep clean may need to be in stages.  One method is to clean out each room as you empty it, moving all possessions into a central area for the moving professionals.  This is a good idea anyway because it decreases the time the movers need to load up your possessions and since most movers charge by time as well as miles, this will save you money.

Security Measures:

If you have a monitored alarm, it is time to call the alarm company and schedule to cancel service.  Sometimes this is harder than it should be, but you definitely want to get this process started while you are still in the house.  The alarm provider will often want info about the new buyer- just refer them to your Realtor and let the Realtors decide how to get the new owners in touch with the alarm vendors.

If you have instruction booklets about your alarm, find them and leave them for the new owners.  We would also recommend that you change all your codes before you leave, because most people use identifying data like birthdays, anniversaries, or partial Social Security numbers as passwords even though they know they shouldn’t.  And, you are likely (though again you shouldn’t!) to use the same codes at your new place so changing these instead of giving the new owners your standard codes makes sense.

Questions about the final checklist items?  Get in touch and we will be glad to discuss them with you:

Maureen Watson: 317-752-3377                     

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 6:00 am
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