applying for utility service at their new home. Call the utilities and your insurance company as soon as a contract is signed. Find out how many days’ lead time they need to switch or cancel, then get back with them when you have a firm closing date.
Letting Emotions Take Over
Keep calm throughout the selling process, especially during and after a house inspection. Be practical and presume that issues will arise. It’s not uncommon to have to pay for some repairs. Don’t let the buyer’s demand to complete a minor repair kill the deal. On the other hand, don’t commit to fixing anything in advance (e.g., “Sure, we can put on a new roof ”), unless you are sure you can manage it emotionally and financially. Determine the kind of repairs you can practically take care of, then commit to that decision. Some repairs can become unmanageable and could cost you big money.
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