7 Top Things You Need to Do After the Closing

Reblogger John Wiley
Real Estate Agent with Jones & Co. Realty SL3287291
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When I read Debbie Reynold's post, I was struck by how important these 7 Top Things You Need to Do After Closing are, but often are forgotten in the process of moving.

I would suggest every Buyer have this list in a folder that they have readily accessible during the closing and moving process. It can be used as a checklist.

Some of the points are things many would not even think about doing, such as changing locks. I think this is a priority for safety and security.

Original content by Debbie Reynolds 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.

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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John Wiley Good to see that you also did a reblog of Debbie Reynolds list!

Dec 30, 2017 05:39 PM #11
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John Wiley
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Margaret, it looks like we agree on what is a great value added post.

I really hope many buyers will benefit from this great list Debbie has shared.

Thanks

Dec 30, 2017 06:42 PM #12
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Thank you, John, for the reblog. I hope you have a very Happy New Years and lots of success in 2018.

Dec 31, 2017 06:11 PM #13
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John Wiley
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Debbie, thank you for consistently sharing value added information.

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Jan 01, 2018 05:15 AM #14
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Hi John, Debbie has so many posts worthy of sharing. Glad to see this one as it's filled with so many great tips for buyers. D 

Jan 09, 2018 09:24 AM #15
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John Wiley
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Several have seen that value that Debbie adds and have also shared her post.

Thanks for agreeing.

Jan 09, 2018 09:49 AM #16
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Great list of things to do for buyers - thanks for re-blogging this one, John!

Happy Friday!

Jan 12, 2018 06:47 AM #17
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John Wiley
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I hope a lot of people will benefit from this list, Debe Maxwell, CRS .

Thanks for commenting.

Jan 12, 2018 07:38 AM #18
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While I've seen many posts addressing this topic, I've seen none that raise the first two "to-do's" on Debbie Reynolds list.  They make sense, but I suspect are overlooked often.  Great re-post choice, John Wiley ... thank you!

Gene

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Thanks Gene for contributing to the discussion.

Debbie, is so great at sharing value added posts.

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a really great post to reblog here.   The rekey is certainly something I've always addressed.  

Jan 15, 2018 02:55 PM #21
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John Wiley
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Tammy, I always tell buyers they should rekey the first thing after closing.

They mostly had never thought about it and appreciated the tip.

Thanks for your comment.

Jan 15, 2018 05:19 PM #22
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Thank you very much, John, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

I always recommend the blogs by Debbie Reynolds.

Jan 16, 2018 12:19 PM #23
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John Wiley
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Yes Roy, Debbie always shares information that is helpful to us all.

Thanks for your comments.

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John, Debbie did a great job with her post, and a great post to reblog.  Such important tips for Buyers.

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John Wiley
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Thanks for the comment Joan. Many members of AR have found great value in Debbie's posts.

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Good morning John - I hope you are having a great week.  Thanks for your support.

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Thanks Grant for taking time to comment. Always good to hear from you.

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Thanks again, John. Hope you are having a good weekend.

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I am having an awesome weekend.

I am always thankful for the encouragement.

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