STEP 10 Post-Close Activity
Congratulations on the successful sale of your home!
Hopefully, everything went smoothly and you will be vacating your house in the time frame that you had anticipated. Your real estate agent will help you create a checklist of all the things you will need to do to turn the property over to the new owners. You will need to make sure that all of the local services (i.e. electricity, gas, lawn care, cable, etc.) have been cancelled or, if the new owner is going to retain some of the services, the name for the account should be changed. The property and anything assigned to the buyer according to the contract should be prepared appropriately for the new owners. This will make the transition as smooth and effortless as possible.