Home Sellers Handbook
Sweep Up and Move On
- Expect the unexpected—with the neighbors stopping by to say good-bye, the cat accidentally escaping through an open door, and with all that stuff to haul down from the attic, it will probably take twice as long as you planned for packing.
- Find a reputable moving company by asking friends and co-workers for recommendations. Make sure the company is bonded and insured. Or consider asking friends to be your moving company!
- Schedule final meter readings and billing dates with utility companies.
- Don’t cancel your homeowner’s insurance policy until after the closing. If the home is significantly damaged before the closing, the buyer may elect to cancel the purchase agreement.
- Vacuum, sweep, dust, polish, and mow or shovel. Cleaning up your empty home is the most important thing you’ll do to welcome the new owners.
Whew! Now you can finally think about settling into your new home. A move is an exciting change. The Klines (including Mo and Curly) will have more space, and Ellen Bower will take her career to a new level. Wherever your move takes you, we wish you all the best!