Step 24 to Selling Your Home: Clear to Close

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A few days before the closing date, the buyer should get the Clear to Close from his or her mortgage lender.  This means the buyer’s mortgage has been approved and title can schedule the closing date.

Once a closing date, time and location have been scheduled, the buyer’s Realtor will schedule the final walk through of the property.  This usually takes place the day before closing and is a chance to make sure the property is still in the same condition it was  during the inspection and that we have fixed any agreed upon repairs.  In addition, all attached items such as shelving, light fixtures, curtain rods, etc. are required to stay and transfer with the property so the buyer checks that those items are still there as well, as well as any included items as agreed upon in the contract.  Once the closing has been scheduled, you should reach out to title and schedule signing the closing documents.