Seller Checklist: Helpful Tips for a Better Settlement
Provide us with the names, contact information and account numbers of all current mortgages or home equity lines existing on the property.
Provide our office with the contact information for the Homeowners' Association or Condominium Management Company, if any.
Do not make a withdrawal on your home equity line of credit within 3 weeks of settlement.
Please be aware that payoff requests for mortgages or HOA/Condo dues are made approximately 2 weeks prior to settlement. Any payments made after this time may not be reflected in the payoff amounts. All payoff statements are required to be in writing.
If any seller is not able to attend the settlement, please contact our office well in advance of closing to make arrangements.
To avoid a potential delay in settlement, give yourself enough time between the final walk-through and the settlement meeting to resolve any issues discovered during the final walk-through.
If any current owner is deceased, a copy of the death certificate must be sent to our office prior to settlement.
Do not pack away any information pertaining to current or past mortgages or liens on the property, especially copies of certificates of satisfaction or release of liens. These are important documents that may be needed to prevent a potential delay in settlement or to avoid additional fees to clear liens on the title.
If you require that the sales proceeds be wired, bank wire information must be sent to Valley Title prior to closing. Also, if special disbursements are necessary, such as repair invoices, the request must be in writing and send to our office prior to settlement.
Bring a government issued photo ID to closing (such as a Driver\'s License or Passport).
Bring your keys to closing.