Now that we are Under Contract, I wanted to walk us through the next steps.
Top 5 Next Things To-Do
Choose an inspector and schedule for them to come at a time where you could ideally be there towards his completion. Any time works for me, as I can make myself available (or at least have someone be there) to provide access to your new home.
We have 10 Business Days from the going under contract day to provide our response to the inspection report which may include our repair requests. When working to choose which necessary repairs we might should request, I recommend focusing on economical and/or safety concerns relevant to
the Sexy Six
If there is an issue with one of these six areas of the house, the seller should consider addressing those items at their expense - if the deal allows. We can review the report together and strategically request any potentially necessary repairs. Here are a few home inspectors that have come highly recommended to us and have served many of our other favorite clients:
Authentic Home Inspections
Phone: (501) 664-7233
GQ Home Inspections
Phone: (501) 227-9450
Home Buyers Protection
Phone: (501) 227-6527
2. Setup Home Insurance
Within the next 10 business days, please
connect with / choose your preferred agent to setup insurance on your awesome new home. As soon as you decide, please let me know whom you've chosen. If you're interested in shopping for a potentially better deal, here are two agents who have come highly recommended to me
Use this checklist as a guide to help setup your utilities.
I recommend setting up utilities for the day of closing, unless we have a delayed occupancy addendum in place, at which point they should be set to transfer on the day that occupancy is transferred.
1. Electricity: Call Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY or go to their website here.
2. Gas: Call CenterPoint Energy at 800-992-7552 or go to their website here.
3. Water: Call Central Arkansas Water at (501)210-4910 or go to their website here. You can also email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. Termite and/or Pest Control
5. Trash & Recycling: Call 311 or go to their website here.
You may also want to discontinue and/or transfer your TV, Internet, Cable, etc. Here's a little list of who else you might consider contacting
4. Final Walkthrough
We will want to do our final walkthrough before closing to confirm that no additional damage has occurred and that all the potentially agreed repairs have been accomplished
You will receive a calendar invite to close, which will include the time and location for us to close!
Please let me know if you have any questions at all.
I want you to be COMPLETELY SATISFIED with your experience.
Let's do this,
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