You just sold your house. Congratulations! But while you’ve knocked the biggest task off of your moving to-do list, there are still things you’ll need to take care of as you transition out of your current home and into a new living situation.
So what, exactly, are those things?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined key things sellers will definitely want to consider doing following the sale of their home, including:
- Organize and file all of your paperwork. After you sell your home, you may be tempted to toss your paperwork into a drawer and forget about it—but when tax day rolls around, you’ll need copies of any paperwork associated with the closing and settlement. Make sure to organize and file all of your paperwork in a safe place; that way, when April 15 hits, you’ll have everything you need for your taxes ready to go.
- Send change-of-address notices. Once you sell your home and move out, you want to make sure your mail follows you to your new address—so make sure to fill out your change of address form ASAP. (In fact, the US Postal Service recommends completing your change of address request 30 days before you move out.)
- Think about what you need from a buying agent. Sometimes, the agent that helped you sell your house is the perfect person to help you find a new home—but not always. Before you commit, think about what you need from a buyer’s agent—and whether your selling agent fits that criteria. (For example, if you’re moving to a new city, you’ll probably want to work with an agent that’s familiar with the area.) If you do opt for an agent other than the one who helped you sell your home, ask him or her for a referral to an agent they trust to help you with your purchase (raises hand!)
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