New Homeownership Checklist

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Once a new home buyer has a contract agreement to purchase a home and before they close on that home they should develop a checklist of things to done before ownership is transferred to them.  This will help a buyer not to overlook something, reduce expenses and prevent creating other potential problems.  Following is a list of suggested tasks you may want to include in future things to do:  

Owner’s manual, warranties, garage door openers, house keys – Have your realtor verify with the previous owner these items will be given to the new homeowner either at the title company and/or available in the house when the new homeowner arrives.

Service providers - Determine what service providers you will need for your situation, such as yard service, and cleaners, etc. Doing this research ahead of time may save you headaches and expenses.

Security system – Get operational information about the security system, in addition, get phone numbers, security codes, and other contact information about the security company providers.

Smart access devices within home – Seller needs to reset devices for the new homeowner.  Make sure all your account information and usage data has been erased.  If uncertain how to perform this task, contact the device’s manufacture.

Telephone numbers to local utility companies – Prior to moving into your new home need to contact local utility companies to insure utilities are on when you arrive.  As a home buyer you should be able to get these phone numbers from either your realtor or title company where you are closing on your house. 


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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I like your list John. I've got my own list of tasks with contact info that I give to my buyers to make their transition to their new home as smooth as possible. They are very appreciative during what is sometimes a stressful time.

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