Close of Escrow

Final Walk-Through Inspection: A few days before the buyer closes on your property, they will visit it one last time. This final inspection is to ensure that the property’s condition meets the buyer’s expectations compared to its condition when they made their offer. During this final inspection you will have the opportunity to “sign-off” on the property’s condition to document that you have transferred the property in satisfactory condition.

Canceling Home Services and Utilities: We can provide you with a list of phone numbers to call local utilities and services so that they can terminate your service as of the date escrow will close. For the buyers’ convenience, we will suggest they initiate service as of that same date.

If Things Get Complicated: Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. This is when you really need an experienced real estate agent. Maybe something in the house broke at the last moment, or the buyer’s loan won’t close on schedule; there are a lot of variables. We’ve been through this numerous times and have various strategies and options to help make your transaction as smooth as possible for you.

Close of Escrow: When your transaction is nearly completed, the title company will provide you with a “closing statement” – a summary of all the financial details (pro-rations on property taxes and all the transaction-related costs.) We will go over this with you to be sure it is accurate. Prior to the planned closing date, the title company will have you sign the final documents. When everything is complete, the title company will record the transaction for you and the buyer at the County Recorder’s Office, you will receive your proceeds from the transaction, and the buyer will become the official new owner.

Keys: We will coordinate the delivery of your keys to the buyer once the deed has been recorded at the County Assessor’s Office or according to any other contractual agreements you’ve made.

Feedback: A good agent knows there is always room for improvement, so we will ask for your written feedback on our service and performance.

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