Things To Do Before Buying A Home

Things To Do Before Buying A Home

Yay! You are buying a home! There's a lot of excitement, nervousness, and a long To Do List!

Switch Utilities-

Make sure to cancel out your utilities at your existing residence. Let them know when your last day at your present home will be and where you will be reconnecting services (if it's with the same company). You need to get this scheduled at least 2 to 2 1/2 weeks out because that's how far out the scheduling time frame usually is.  The title company typically takes care of the sewer and water. Your Realtor should provide you with a list of all local utilities, this will save you time.

Contact Information- This is time consuming, but it needs to be done! Make sure that you contact your bank, school, post office, friends, family, etc. and let them know your new address.

Keys-

You must change your locks! The previous owner may have given a key out to all 30 of his family memebers and to each one of his friends. Change your locks and keys and know that you are the only one with access to your new home.

Clean-

This is a given, clean the house from top to bottom. Get a professional team to clean your home, including steam cleaning the carpets. If you can't afford professionals, hire some high school or college kids.

Paint-

If you are going to paint, try to do this before you move in so that you don't have to worry about protecting all of your furniture. Invite friends and family over (the ones that you know will work hard) and pay them with some delicious food.

Good luck with your new home!

Cindy Guzman - Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC Grand Junction 970-712-8291


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