7 Top Things You Need to Do After the Closing

Reblogger Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318

Ok... you are at closing , title or atty office and they hand you the keys to your new home...
BEFORE the movers arrive, here is a great blog by Debbie Reynolds that highlights 7 of the top things to do FIRST....
( Love the Clorox wipe idea.. especially during cold and flu season!)

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.

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

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Clarksville, TN 37040

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Jon Zolsky
FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408 - Ponce Inlet, FL
your Daytona Condo Agent

Actually this is an excellent list. Moving in is a hectic time and it is easy to forget small yet rather important things

Dec 30, 2017 08:10 AM #1
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA

Thank you for sharing this with us. Best of luck in 2018!

Dec 30, 2017 09:40 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Lesley - Debbie wrote a very good post.  Thanks for sharing it.

Jan 01, 2018 07:22 PM #3
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thank you for sharing this.

Jan 04, 2018 02:41 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lesley, I loved Debbie's post too, great tips, and loved the Clorox wipe, as the flu is running crazy around here.

Jan 05, 2018 10:56 AM #5
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