Nine Steps To Selling Your House – Part 3

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WAXHAW, NC – There are nine steps to sell a house in North Carolina. Hopefully you’ve read the first six in my previous two articles!

7. Due diligence period. This is the time during which the home is under contract but has not yet been closed.  This is also when the potential buyers inspect the property, apply for a loan, and may request home repairs or monetary concessions. The lender also conducts an appraisal of the home’s value at this time.

During the due diligence period, buyers can back out of the contract your home for any reason, but if you and your home are prepared, you shouldn’t have much to worry about.

8. Packing, Moving and Cleaning.  You’ve accepted an offer to purchase your home, you’ve successfully navigated due diligence, and now you’re preparing to move out of your current home and into your new one.

Plan ahead and begin packing early so you’re ready for movers. You’re expected to clean the house after moving, so consider hiring a cleaning service.

Keep your utilities on through closing day so the buyers can take over without service interruption to water, gas, and electricity.

9. Closing Day. This is the day you’ve been waiting for!  The buyers have conducted their final walk-through, financing has been approved and funds wired to the closing attorney.

All you have to do is show up to the attorney’s office to sign your name a dozen times and hand over the keys to the new owners. Congrats on the sale and your new home!


Jimmy Grappone is Team Leader at The CLT Life Home Team at Costello Real Estate & Investments and is licensed to help home sellers and buyers in North and South Carolina.

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