Sherri Toerper Realtor® ~ Century 21 Grande Prairie, Alberta

780 933 6636

Before Closing

A Buyer’s To-Do List for Now until Closing Day

Closing a deal requires a lot of work. And, most of it’s up to you! Of course, any good real estate agent will offer you support, but here are a buyer’s to-do list to get you started.

Top Five Priorities

Some things can’t be missed. In fact, some deals can fall through at the last second because the buyer missed a step. Make sure you have these five items checked off your buyer’s to-do list:

  • Moving Truck – Book it early! This is one thing you don’t want to be stuck without.
  • Lawyer – Do they have all the documents they need? Double check!
  • Bank/Mortgage Broker – Do they have all the documents they need? Triple check.
  • Home Insurance Company – An absolute must!
  • Schools – Set up or change registration for children. After all, you don’t want them to miss one day.

To Set up or Disconnect

Your new home isn’t always ready-to-go. To ensure you aren’t left freezing in the middle of winter – or wondering where all the water is – make sure these important services are set up.

  • Gas and/or Oil
  • Hydro
  • Landline phone and/or cellular
  • Internet
  • Cable or Satellite
  • Alarm System
  • Lawn Care Providers

Notify of Address Change

Before you lose your mail or miss an important payment, make sure you let these people know you’re moving.

  • Canada Post
  • Car insurance
  • Child Tax and/or Tax Credit Program
  • Banks, Credit cards and Revenue Canada
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Doctor, Health Card, and Pharmacy
  • Family and Friends

Ready to Make an Offer?

Convinced you’re ready for the last steps? Let’s talk about the sale!

You can never be too prepared, right? Here are some more things to do to ensure the best closing day possible.

Ready to contact a Realtor®? Contact Sherri to discuss your buyer needs today!