Plans to Make before Closing Day

Closing Day

Plans to Make before Closing Day

When you sell your property and buy your next dream home in Ottawa, closing day can come faster than you might imagine. Before you know it, it’s just weeks away! So it’s important to make the proper plans to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Here are the most common plans you’ll need to make:

  • Contact the post office to get your mail forwarded. No matter how thorough you are in updating your address with companies you deal with regularly, you’re bound to miss a few. Using the mail forwarding service will ensure you get that mail.
  • Double-check that your home insurance will be transferred on closing day, so your new home is covered from day one. Also, don’t forget to update vehicle and personal insurance (medical, life, etc.)
  • Make arrangements with utility companies – phone, electricity, heating, City of Ottawa water, etc. – as soon as possible. Remember, you might be closing some accounts and opening new ones. That can take time.
  • If you are upgrading your internet at the new home, a visit from a technician will likely be required. Make that appointment now.

There may be more arrangements to make before closing day. Create a checklist to make getting it all done easier and less stressful! See the moving checklist week by week for more tips.

Whether purchasing or selling a home in Kanata, Stittsville, Barrhaven and greater Ottawa we are here every step of the way to guide you through all of the different stages. We are always happy to assist, and here to answer any real estate questions you may have!