Preparing For Your Real Estate Closing

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

You have secured the financing, gotten an offer accepted on the home of your choice, and done a home inspection.  You are almost done.  Just the walk through of the property and the real estate closing is left to do.  Some of the tips below will help you with the last, final action related to your purchase.


1.  Review your closing financial sheet for correctness.

2.  Take a calculator to closing.

3.  Be sure your prepaid items have been deducted.

4.  What day of the month should you close on?

5.  Verify that the payoff on your old mortgage is correct.

6.  Verify you have utility transfer information and homeowners association points of contact, if applicable.


The closing should be a brief meeting between all parties to do the final transfer of the ownership of the property.  Just take your time and ensure that you know what you are signing, and that you walk away with copies of everything.