There are a ton of steps that go into buying a house, we’ve listed the top ten things to do when you accept an offer!

  1. Earnest Money
    • Make sure that you deliver the earnest money in the format and timeline agreed upon in your sales contact.
  2. Property Inspection
    • Choose your inspectors and get them scheduled as soon as possible to determine if any repairs are needed before your contract deadline.
  3. Lender Documents
    • Let your lender know that you are under contract and make sure to give them their requested documents on time.
  4. Title Commitment
    • Be sure to review the Title Commitment once you receive it from the Title Company.
  5. Appraisal
    • The appraisal should be ordered as soon as you have performed your inspections and resolved any issues.
  6. Insurance
    • Choose your homeowners insurance provider and give the relevant information to the Title Company and your lender.
  7. Utilities
    • Schedule all of your utilities to be transferred or turned on before closing on the house.
  8. Schedule Closing
    • Schedule your closing early in the process to make sure the Title Company has a convenient slot open.
  9. Final Walkthrough
    • Before closing, do one final walkthrough to make sure everything is in order and ready to purchase your new home.
  10. Close the Deal
    • Bring your photo ID and certified funds to closing and be sure to be on time.