Home Buyer Checklist: The Things You Should Expect When You Accept an Offer

There are a ton of steps that go into buying a house, we’ve listed the top ten things you should do once your offer is accepted.

Earnest Money
Make sure that you deliver the earnest money in the format and timeline agreed upon in your sales contact.

Property Inspection
Choose your inspectors and get them scheduled as soon as possible to determine if any repairs are needed before your contract deadline.

Lender Documents
Let your lender know that you are under contract and make sure to give them their requested documents on time.

March 28, 2020

There are a ton of steps that go into buying a house, we’ve listed the top ten things you should do once your offer is accepted.

Earnest Money
Make sure that you deliver the earnest money in the format and timeline agreed upon in your sales contact.

Property Inspection
Choose your inspectors and get them scheduled as soon as possible to determine if any repairs are needed before your contract deadline.

Lender Documents
Let your lender know that you are under contract and make sure to give them their requested documents on time.

Title Commitment
Be sure to review the Title Commitment once you receive it from the Title Company.

Appraisal
The appraisal should be ordered as soon as you have performed your inspections and resolved any issues.

Insurance
Choose your homeowners insurance provider and give the relevant information to the Title Company and your lender.

Utilities
Schedule all of your utilities to be transferred or turned on before closing on the house.

Schedule Closing
Schedule your closing early in the process to make sure the Title Company has a convenient slot open.

Final Walkthrough
Before closing, do one final walkthrough to make sure everything is in order and ready to purchase your new home.

Close the Deal
Bring your photo ID and certified funds to closing and be sure to be on time.

As long as you get all of these things crossed off the list, you will be prepared to move in when the time comes!