After You SellCongratulations are in order!  You have secured a valid Agreement of Purchase and Sale and are officially moving!

Here is a run down of what to expect from now until the point of closing:


Paperwork Distributed

I will coordinate all necessary documents to be sent to your real estate lawyer. He/she will require the paperwork immediately to begin processing closing.

Purchaser Visits

The Buyers will want to come back through your home for ‘Purchaser Visits’ which allows them one hour intervals to look at the property again with their agent prior to closing.  There are often two or three visits depending on how long your closing date is, and you will receive ample notice for such visits.  They are always accompanied by an agent.

Book Your Movers

They tend to book up quickly so as soon as you know your moving date, make the call.

Contact Your Utilities  

Notify them of your closing date so all charges for the utilities will cease on closing.   For a full list of utility contacts please reference my printable “After You Sell Checklist” by clicking here.

Change Your Address

Contact Canada Post for a change of address service which will automatically forward your mail to your new mailing address.

Keep In Contact With Your Lawyer

He/she will advise you of the required steps leading to closing and when you are required to sign the final paperwork.  For a list of recommended real estate lawyers click here.

Contact Your Mortgage Broker

If you are transferring or bridging your mortgage to your next property, or for discharge requirements if you are closing your mortgage.

A Note On Closing Day  

Be sure you are ready to be out of the home as early as 9am on closing day.  Closings often happen in the afternoon, but if it your property closes early you no longer have the right to be on the property, nor should your movers be removing the last of your items.   You must be out of the home at the point of closing as it legally belongs to the Buyers at that point.