So your home is in contract and the closing is around the corner. You are really going to miss the old place. Just keep in mind, the deal is not 100 percent done until closing.
Before you get to the closing there is the little matter of the final walk through by the buyer and his or her agent. Some times this is where a seller can trip up; so, here is a list of things you should not do so as to irritate the buyer.
- Do not move items to the attic that should have been removed. Trust me, the buyer and agent will find them.
- So, you installed a new floor. Make sure you purchased enough flooring. Don't use a rug to hide the missing flooring. Trust me, the buyer and the agent will move that rug and your secret will be revealed.
- Don't swap out the appliances for cheaper ones. If that was your intention, you should have taken care of this before you listed the house.
- So, that light fixture is a heirloom, Then, why did you leave it up until the buyer signed the contract?
- Don't leave the basement full of stuff, telling the buyer you thought he or she would like the stuff, ask!
- Don't remove plants and trees. Trust me the buyer will notice.
- Don't turn off the electricity
- Don't stop maintaining the yard
- Don't ignore a punch list of small items
Okay, I am just getting started as this could go on and on.
If you follow these rules you should have a pleasant closing.