Closing Checklist for Carillon Lakes Community Home Sellers

Closing in real estate means the final step of the process where formal transfer of ownership of the home from the seller to the buyer of Carillon Lakes homes for sale happens. It’s also when the full amount of the purchase is settled and all the necessary documents are signed. A handy checklist on all the things a seller needs to keep in mind for a successful closing is truly helpful, especially if it is the first time of the homeowner to sell a home. The checklist below for instance may be followed.

Closing a sale of your Carillon Lakes Community home for sale? Set everything right and follow this checklist!

  1. Make sure the home is ready

– It’s a great mind set if your goal for sellers to leave the home as clean as they want it to be if they were the buyer. Hiring professional cleaners can be a really convenient especially to homeowners who are pressed with time.

– A seller should check all storage places to make sure nothing is left behind. Places like drawers and cabinets can hold stuff which may be unnoticed even by cleaners.

– Leaving all keys to the home including that of the mailbox and gate is of course part of closing preparations. Most likely, new homeowners will change the locks, but it is still best to surrender existing ones.

– A walk thru is where a buyer visits the home for the last time before the closing day. This should be a deadline on the seller’s part if the Carillon Lakes community home still needs to be put in order.

  1. Make sure the documents are well-reviewed and ready

– Apart from duly signed contracts and closing documents, there must be a Housing Urban Development or HUD statement in every closing, given both to the seller and the buyer days before the closing. This would contain all costs of closing, commissions to be paid, expenses and taxes for the home. This must be well understood and settled by both parties to avoid conflicts.

  1. Make sure you are ready

– There are tons of other things a buyer needs to secure to have a successful closing. Part of it is cancelling or transferring utilities, subscriptions, insurance, and other service contracts

– A seller must also make sure that all relatives, close friends, and necessary establishments and services are aware of his new address to keep services uninterrupted.

– Closing doesn’t just mean a new owner will be moving in. It also means that the seller will be moving out. Thus, it is just wise to check out available homes in as early as possible so that personal preparations for moving can be fixed early on.

When closing a real estate deal for a home for sale in Carillon Lakes community, it is best if sellers won’t leave out and forget a single detail. After all, nobody wants to be disturbed and reminded of an unfinished responsibility after the celebration on successfully selling a home is over.

Call me, Petra Norris, at (863) 619-6918 or send me an email at if you’re looking for a Lakeland Florida real estate agent with superior local knowledge, experience, professionalism, integrity, and personal service to help you sell or buy Carillon Lakes Community homes for sale.


Petra Norris, REALTOR®…

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