The Ultimate Closing Checklist for Home Sellers

First and foremost, congratulations on finally selling your home! Now, it’s the last step you need to prepare before the new homeowner moves in. So, here are the top 12 checklists you need to watch out for!

1. prepare your Closing Documents

Like with every preparation, you must first gather your documents. This can include the following:

  • Closing statement
  • Identifications
  • Seller disclosures
  • Purchase contract
  • A copy of your contract with the buyer
  • Other necessary documents

2. dEEP cLEAN and declutter

Deep cleaning and decluttering everything. Don’t leave any trash or personal things behind. Check every room and make sure they are cleaned up to professional standards.

3. Necessary things

Before finally turning over your home, make sure to leave the necessary incidentals to make the new homeowner feel at ease. These can include keys and remotes. Basically, any accessories attached to the principal.

4. Terminate Your Insurance

This step is important so that you can get any prepaid premiums on your home insurance. However, before doing so, ensure that the deed has been recorded or the title transferred, and then you can call your insurance agent.

5. Lock up

Lock everything up when you move out and during the preparation for the new homeowner. This will avoid break-ins while no one is home.

6. Don’t Leave important things

Check the cabinets and drawers for any personal items you may have left behind. Don’t leave them behind, especially if they are important to you.

7. Notify Everyone about your move

Get a change address form in your local post office, and for a small charge, you can also arrange for your mail to be forwarded to your new home address.

8. Review and sign contracts

Review the contract properly to determine what things should be left behind and what things can be taken with you.

9. Close valves

Turn off the valves on sinks, refrigerators, toilets, dishwashers, water heaters, and washing machines. Don’t forget to leave a note for the new homeowner so they won’t call a plumber.

10. terminate Utilities

Make sure your utilities are settled before you move in somewhere. Pay if you have a balance and collect if you have a refund coming since not all utilities are paid monthly.

11. BE AT Final Walk-Through

Attending the final walk-through means a final goodbye to your once home. Guide the new homeowner about the things they need to know like which light switches operate, which door sticks, and something like that.


Bring your license, proof of funds. the deed to your home if you own it, the keys, and final utilities paid to be paid or collected.

Also Read: 8-Week Moving Checklist



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