Seller’s Closing Checklist

The day has finally come and it’s time to close on the sale of your property. You (and your attorney) will need to bring the following to the closing:

  • Picture Identification such as Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Keys to home and alarm codes/information
  • Smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector certifications from local fire department. Your Realtor should assist you with this
  • Signed Deed from you to the buyers. Your attorney should have drafted the Deed
  • Title V Inspection Report (passing) for septic system (if applicable)
  • Final water bill and reading (paid) and final oil bill and statement from oil company as to amount remaining in tank. You will need to make the request at least 2 weeks prior to closing
  • Copy of last paid real estate tax bill
  • 6D certificate for condominium unit

Before you close, don’t forget to:

  • Fill out change of address forms
  • Notify utility companies of move out
  • Discontinue phone service and cable
  • Leave all appliance warranties and instructions in the house (these are usually left in a kitchen drawer so they will be easily found by the new owners)
  • Notify insurance agent of closing date in order to cancel present policy
  • If you are purchasing a new home at the same time, make sure you get a copy of the fully signed HUD-1 Settlement Statement

TitleHub’s closing attorneys will be your knowledgeable and reliable guide, assisting you at closing. Our goal is to ensure that there will be no surprises at the closing. We’ve developed innovative ways to keep you informed through every step of this process, like the web-based E-Closing software we employ.