Pre-closing Tasks For Las Vegas Home Sellers

Moving is a very hectic task. You may forget about some last minute things. The pre-closing tasks for Las Vegas home sellers below may facilitate a smooth closing and move.

Request Mail Forwarding

You can fill out paperwork to forward your mail with the postal service in advance. This may be completed in-person or on their website. There may be two different types of services. A permanent mail forwarding includes only a small charge of a few dollars when submitted online. There is an upgraded option with a higher cost but will not be necessary unless you need more than basic mail forwarding. You must still send everyone your new address. USPS forwarding services will merely ensure that mail reaches you until that is done.

Call Your Mortgage Company

If property taxes are lumped in your mortgage payment, then an escrow account is being kept on your behalf. When the tax bill is issued, the funds are removed from the account. If your closing is scheduled for around the same time as the due date, you should ask your lender not to pay it. The closing attorney will likely have to cover the same bill, leading to a duplicate payment. Verify this with the closing attorney to make sure. It may be a complicated process to get that money back or you may overlook the error completely. Typically, any funds left in your account are sent to you after the lender receive the payoff.

Terminate Utilities

Contact your utility providers to inform them of your cancellation. Most must have some notice for cancellation in order to read the meter. Others, such as cable, may require you to send back their hardware. You might not learn the details until you speak to them, so try not to wait until closing day to do so.

Pre-closing Tasks For Las Vegas Home Sellers

The pre-closing tasks for Las Vegas home sellers in this article includes only a few of the major ones to include. For more to-dos related to selling a house, ask your real estate agent. He or she will help keep you on track.

Comment balloon 2 commentsArina Hanciulescu • July 22 2016 10:30AM


Happy Friday Arina S. Hanciulescu,  Great list for your seller to have and take care of things.  Have a great day!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 4 years ago

These are great reminders for home sellers in Las Vegas. It can get really busy around closing date, so this list of tasks would come in handy. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 4 years ago