Reminders Before Closing
Getting ready to move to your new home is an exciting time, but in that excitement you may forget some important steps.
This list is here to make sure you get everything done and stay on track ! Your Barrie Real Estate Team is here every step of the way.
Make sure you …
Notify and Arrange
Bank – Make any changes to accounts and mailing addresses etc.
Insurance – Life and Home, address change, policy changes
Utility Companies – Change of address at closing and make arrangements that all hook ups will be done for your closing day (Hydro, Enbridge, Bell, Cable)
Lawyer – Call and make arrangements to meet, they may set up an appointment with you for your closing
School – Make arrangements if necessary for the new school that children will be attending
Doctor/Dentist – If you are moving into town make arrangements to have a new doctor/dentist set up
Moving Truck/Company – Make arrangements for the right time
Send Change of Address
Post Office – Give forwarding Address
Change of Accounts/Credit Card Companies
Subscriptions – Magazines, Newspapers, etc.
Ministry of Transportation – Have new photo portion of license redone with proper change of address
Arrange Child and Pet Care for Moving Day if Required
Make arrangements for other household services grass cutting, snow removal, landscapers, defrost freezer, empty and clean out window cleaners, pool maintenance etc.
Moving Day – Celebration Day
Set Aside – Immediate and Important Items. Jewellery, Cash, Documents (House), Lightbulbs, Tools, Cleaning Products, Snacks and Drinks, Tylenol
Advise Movers – What is to be loaded into the truck or have it labelled
Children/Pet Transportation – Prepare for their Moving Day as well
Keys – Leave all keys with your Lawyer or Realtor
Last Check – Check all closets and cupboards and do the once over to make sure you have not left anything
Closing Day Celebration Day
Lawyer – You will receive title/deed from your lawyer, you will receive property keys from him/her unless other arrangements have been made, remember this may not happen until around 4:00 PM, check with them.