7 Top Things You Need to Do After the Closing

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Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

7 Must-Do's you may not have thought about after the Closing

Change the locksNow that you have closed on your new home you don't want to forget these important steps. I know, moving and getting settled is on your minds but these things will creep up on you.

  1. Spray for pest before you move in. This will ensure that you don't have any unwanted occupants ruining the enjoyment of your new home.
  2. Do a little extra cleaning around doorknobs, switches, cabinet door pulls, toilet seats, sinks, bathtubs and showers, etc. A Clorox wipe will help keep germs away. Clean the dryer vent before you hook up the dryer duct.
  3. Change over the utilities into your name including cable, trash collection and any HOA records. It is also a good idea in a few days to check in with the property tax authorities to make sure the records have been changed to your name. Protect your investment. 
  4. Call the locksmith and get the locks rekeyed. You don't know who has keys or access codes to gates, security systems and remotes to your garage. Clear them and change to create real security.
  5. Contact all your accounts and do an address change. Don't forget your voter's registration, drivers license, insurance companies, banks and investment accounts, doctors and dentist offices and the personnel records with your employer.
  6. Change the batteries in smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. You don't know when they were last changed.
  7. Go online and get any manuals on appliances and systems you don't have available. Save them to your computer for easy access in case of a malfunction.

Now the moving fun begins and your new home will be ready for making memories.

For real estate in Clarksville TN contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.

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Topic:
Home Buying
Location:
Tennessee Montgomery County Clarksville
Groups:
Bright Ideas
Bananatude
Tags:
closing
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home buying
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Richie Alan Naggar
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While in the "thrill" mode one must not lose their heads...handle or be handled

Dec 30, 2017 05:54 AM #27
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Oh the excitement of moving! People can get so excited on the day of moving, and the time it takes for the movers to move everything in, people can be exhausted. These tips should take top priority. New owners will sleep better too!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and may 2018 be just GREAT!!!

Dec 30, 2017 06:10 AM #28
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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Bonne Terre, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Wonderful list!  Do one every day and in one week you are all finished up. 

Dec 30, 2017 06:37 AM #29
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Roy Kelley
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Congratulations on your feature recognition. This is important advice to share with home buyers.

Dec 30, 2017 06:57 AM #30
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L. Scott Ferguson
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Love all the reminders Debbie!  Finish your 2017 strong and happy new year! :)

 

Blessings!

Dec 30, 2017 07:35 AM #31
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Sales Specialist

Once again, you nailed it..these are definitely 7 of the  top things!

Dec 30, 2017 08:02 AM #32
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Congratulations on the feature Debbie Reynolds - Buyers are not in a routine and a checklist of things to do is a must.  This is a great start and is best done when the house is empty. 

Dec 30, 2017 08:19 AM #33
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Debbie - a very good list. Small things are important, and it is easy to forget about them when you are overwhelmed with moving in

Dec 30, 2017 09:14 AM #34
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Ann Nguyen
Dickson Realty - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

Debbie,

We usually have a checklist for Buyers prior to close but I will add #2,6 & 7 since we did not have them on the list yet. Thank you!

Dec 30, 2017 09:39 AM #35
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great thoughts, love your list Debbie.  If a home buyer can't be around chemicals, consider using a "green" pest control company.  I'm sure you already suggest this, but others might not have thought of it.  Happy New Year! 

Dec 30, 2017 11:22 AM #36
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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Tip # 3 should also be directed to listing agents to ensure their seller's utility accounts have been closed at COE. I especially like tip #7. Great post.

Dec 30, 2017 11:40 AM #37
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Delphine Nguyen
Baird & Warner - Northbrook, IL

Debbie, thanks for thuis helpful list. Our sales are not complete until our clients are in and settled. We'll see if we can provide them your ideas. Thanks for sharing. 

Dec 30, 2017 01:55 PM #38
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Mary Jo Quay
Remax Results - Minneapolis, MN

I just found a service that helps buyers do all the change of utilities in a heartbeat. We used to be able to do it for them, but the app is better.

Dec 31, 2017 04:12 PM #39
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John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
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Those are some good tips Debbie.  I hadn't thought about the smoke detectors...

Happy New Year!  I hope it is a good one for you!

Jan 01, 2018 09:05 AM #40
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
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Great list to pass along to Buyers, an extra step of caring. All excellent reminders.

Jan 01, 2018 11:38 AM #48
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

Changing the locks--that is something I suggest as well to mybuyers!

Jan 02, 2018 11:47 AM #49
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I never thought about sanitizing all the door knobs.  Great advice that will be implemented from here on out.

Jan 02, 2018 12:03 PM #50
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Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Great tips! Now, fill that home w/ lots of LOVE and make some memories. Life is good, enjoy.                                                                                                                          

Jan 05, 2018 02:19 AM #51
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Great suggestions...appliance manuals and warranties can be invaluable !

Jan 08, 2018 03:23 AM #52
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Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
28 Years of Real Estate Experience!

These are great tips, Debbie, and things that not everyone thinks about.

Jan 10, 2018 03:13 PM #53
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