Buying Tip: Once under contract to purchase a home there are several steps to take before closing. I have created a buying checklist to help you stay on track which is below. As your realtor, I would help along the way as well with reminders and making sure we are on target for closing.

Buyer’s Checklist:
____Pay binder deposit to realtor or title company
____Make no major purchases of anything that requires credit to be pulled
____Get your lender’s contact info to realtor and send lender a copy of contract
____Turn all requested docs or paystubs in to lender in a timely manner
____Order home inspection, WDO inspection, septic inspection and pool inspection (if applicable)
____Review results and ask for repairs
____Pay for appraisal if getting financing 
_____Shop around for insurance
____Sign survey order form if survey is wanted or required by lender
____Decide on an insurance company and sign docs with them
____Book moving company
____Use up perishable food items
____Get utilities set up for closing day
____Walkthrough
____Cashier’s check or wire for closing
____Bring ID to closing 
____Forward mail
____File for homestead exemption 
____Register for school (if applicable)
____Refer friends to Destination Real Estate

Meridee Escalera
Destination Real Estate
850-445-5129
TallahasseeDestination.com