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Tips for a Smooth Closing on Austin Homes

Closing on an Austin home is always filled with anticipation and can be exciting, especially for first-time buyers. There is always a lot of paperwork involved, and many pieces to the puzzle that must happen in order for the property sale transfer to take place. There are a few things that you can do to make sure that the closing goes smoothly.

Keep the lines of communication open, and be sure that your Austin real estate agent is aware of any of the following, so that they can give these items special attention:

First-time Buyers
If this is your first home, you may be eligible for certain programs as a first-time buyer. This will also clue in your York real estate agent that you are probably unaware of some of the nuances involved with buying a home and with the closing process in general. We can help you through the process.

Other Property
Make sure you tell your agent if the sale of another property is linked to this sale, such as a contingency, if your buyers’ funding is coming from the sale of another property or if, as a seller, you need the funds from the sale of the property for the purchase of another.

If you are planning a trip out of town or may be out of the country close to the closing time, it is important to keep in touch, especially with a contact number and email address in case any last-minute issues come up and need to be remedied before the closing date.

Power of Attorney
Be sure to provide your Austin real estate agent with the original document of Power of Attorney if there is one, and secure at least one certified copy of it in advance.

Marital Status
If your marital status has recently changed, we will need to make sure that the names on the paperwork are correct and everything is in order.

Let your agent know that you have secured funding and that you will be bringing a certified cashier’s check or other type of acceptable payment to the closing meeting.
The day before or the day of the closing, be sure to read the sale agreement documents beforehand to ensure that, at the very least, names are spelled right and that the addresses and price are correct.

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