Closing is the last step in the real estate transaction process—and it’s an important one. Missteps at closing can needlessly delay the transaction and even cause the deal to fall through. Therefore, if you’re planning on selling real estate in Georgia, it pays to be prepared for closing. In order to ensure that you’re prepared for closing, please review these real estate closing tips and contact a Georgia real estate attorney for additional guidance.
Real Estate Closing Tips
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Seller – Bring your ID, the keys and other methods of access
Gather your house keys, garage door openers, and access codes a few days before the closing. You will want to hand these items over to the buyer at closing. You should also be prepared to provide any necessary instructions to the buyer regarding access to the home after you sign the closing paperwork.
Buyer – Bring your ID and check(s)
You’ll need to bring your photo identification card to closing for verification purposes. Also bring along your checkbook to cover any nominal costs that may arise. In addition, you should bring a cashier’s check or send a wire (please confirm wiring instructions with our office before sending) for closing costs.
Don’t rely on reminders
Although the agent or attorney will probably contact you in the days leading up to the closing to review the items you need to bring with you, don’t rely on this reminder to get prepared. Instead, get everything together as soon as possible. If you have any questions, be proactive and reach out to the agent or attorney yourself.
Hire an attorney
The best way to avoid problems at closing is by having an experienced and knowledgeable Georgia real estate attorney to assist you with the transaction. At Klosinski Overstreet, LLP, we will assist you with all legal aspects of your real estate purchase or sale, including the closing process.
Our knowledgeable real estate attorneys have experience facilitating the purchase and sale of many types of properties, including single-family homes, condominiums, and multifamily properties, and we will work diligently to ensure that your transaction is a success. Therefore, if you are planning on purchasing or selling property of any kind in the state of Georgia, please contact us as soon as possible!