Congratulations! We have passed inspection and it's downhill from here. I'm sure you have questions so we have created some FAQ's.
Frequently asked questions
FAQ's for Buyers
What next? The Appraisal
The buyer's lender will order the appraisal on your home. This appointment will show up on the ShowingTime app just like a showing request. Make sure to approve it and it's best to step away for this approintment.
Don't worry, the appraiser is not expecting the home to be in perfect/clean condition. He/she is just looking at the space, the general condition and the overall house.
When will I receive my final numbers for closing?
Your lender will send you the final numbers for closing a few days prior to the closing. You can always call your lender. You'll receive instructions on what to bring (I.D. and a check) to closing.
Canceling/Moving your utilities
Remember to call your utility companies 1-2 weeks prior to the closing date. The water service is the only thing that is attached to the address (not to you). The closing company will call on the day of closing and get the payoff for the water bill. You'll pay for that remaining balance at closing - super easy. You are responsible for canceling or moving the other services. You'll also need to change your mailing address.
Expectations for Cleaning and transfer of the home to the buyers
We've had a few ugly closings due to the sellers not cleaning the house or leaving debris behind. (We know that you won't do that but more info is always better.
Who will be your Closer and Closing Company?
We always use our favorite Closer -Sarah Weaver with Chicago Title. She will be contacting you about 1-2 weeks before closing. She will ask for information and YES, she is part of the process.
Buyers will do a Final Walkthrough? How does that work?
On the day of closing (or the day before) the buyer will schedule the final walkthrough. This appointment will arrive via ShowingTime - just like a showing request. It's best if the house can be cleared/cleaned by then, but you might still be moving out and that's OK. The house is yours until everyone signs at closing.
Completing repairs from the inspection - very importent
In most cases, you'll have a few repairs that you've agreed to fix from the inspection. It's very important that you complete these repairs as it is stated on the inspection addendum. You should have a copy of the addendum (if not we can send you one).
Will you need help with this move? Moving company/Cleaning company?
You might need help with this move - It can be overwhelming. We have some good contacts for moving and cleaning companies, so let us know.
FAQ's for the Seller
How do I get the most money for my house when I sell?
How to pick a realtor when I sell my home? What should I look for?
What should I focus on fixing when I go to sell my house? What should I spend my money on to get the most return?
Every house is a case by case sitsuation but here is where we would start: