The anticipation of getting an offer accepted by a seller can be exciting, but as a home buyer, the real work begins once your offer is already accepted and signed. Here are some helpful tips on what to do next to keep the ball rolling.
Make sure that you deliver the earnest money in the format and timeline agreed upon in your sales contract. 2. Property Inspection
Choose your inspector and get them scheduled ASAP to determine if any repairs are needed. 3. Lender Docs
Let your lender know that you are under contract and make sure to get them all the requested documentation on time.
Be sure to review the title commitment once you receive it from the Title Company. 5. Appraisal
The appraisal should be ordered as soon as you have performed your inspections and resolved any issues. 6. Insurance
Choose your home owners insurance provider and provide the relevant information to the title company and your lender.
Schedule all of your utilities to be transferred or turned on before closing. 8. Schedule Closing
Schedule your closing early on to make sure the title company has a convenient time slot open. 9. Final Walk Through
Before closing, do one final walkthrough to make sure that everything is ready for closing. 10. Close the Deal!
Bring your photo ID and certified funds (if applicable) to closing. Be sure to be on time.