Steps to Take After a Home Sale

Congratulations on selling your home! Did you know that the steps you take after the sale are just as important to ensure a smooth transition to your new home? It’s just not talked about as frequently as the actual home-selling process.

Here are some key steps to take after a home sale to ensure everything goes smoothly:

Step 1: Gather all your paperwork

After the sale of your home, it’s important to gather all of your important documents and paperwork. This includes things like your mortgage documents, closing papers, and any other relevant documents. Keep these papers in a safe place, as you may need them for tax purposes or to reference in the future.

Step 2: Change your address for mail

Once you have a new address, make sure to update your mailing address with the post office and any other organizations or companies that send you mail. This will ensure that you don’t miss any important mail or packages at your new home. It also saves future tenants the hassle of receiving mail that isn’t theirs. 

Step 3: Update your monthly or quarterly services

If you have any services that are billed monthly or quarterly, such as a subscription service or a lawn care service, make sure to update your billing information with the new address. This will ensure that you don’t miss any payments or have any interruptions in service.

Step 4: Find a company to help with your move

Moving to a new home can be overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of belongings. Consider hiring a professional moving company to help with the heavy lifting and transportation of your belongings. To get the best deal, research different companies and get estimates before making a decision.

Step 5: Update your utilities

Before you move out of your old home, make sure to transfer or cancel your utilities. This includes things like your electricity, gas, water, and internet. If you’re moving to a new home, make sure to set up these services at your new address before you move in.

Step 6: Leave the home clean

Before you hand over the keys to your old home, make sure to leave it clean and tidy for the new homeowners. This includes things like sweeping, vacuuming, and wiping down surfaces. If cleaning isn’t your thing, you can always hire a professional cleaner, the new homeowners will definitely appreciate it. 

There’s no doubt about it, moving can be hectic but these steps will help prevent headaches down the line. That way you can focus on your fun, new adventure – good luck with your move! Are you thinking of selling your home, but haven’t gotten started on the process yet? We can help, give us a call at 562.896.2456 or fill out the form below. 

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About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster