Pro Tips for Closing on a Home – Buyers

House-hunting and house-selling can often feel like hiking up a hill, with many possible twists and turns before reaching the top.  The last leg of the journey is the final important step:  closing on your home. 

Closing is a detailed, weeks-long process that requires buyers and sellers to complete numerous tasks before they can finalize everything. 

Here are some tips to help a smooth, stress-free closing.


  1. Review and execute on all contingency requirements. Purchase agreements contain requirements that buyers must meet to make the contract binding. These include:
    1. Home inspection
    2. Appraisals
    3. Financing
    4. Sale of the buyer’s home contingency – gives the buyer the right to terminate the contract if their home does not sell by a certain date.
  2. Have funds ready before closing the close.
  3. If you are wiring, take all steps to prevent fraud.
  4. Be available for any last minute requests from your realtor. Expect and be flexible for any last-minute changes.
  5. Bring all closing-related documents to closing – make sure you get the list from your realtor at least a month in advance of the close, where possible. If it is less than a month, get focused!
  6. Be ready for final fees. 
  7. Review documents carefully.
  8. Do a final walk-through of the property.  Test everything and make sur all agreed upon changes or updates have been completed and at the quality you need.  
  9. Celebrate! You made a great investment! 

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