When closing day approaches and you’re getting ready to move, you’ll have a list of last minute tasks – and your buyers will have many of the same, but opposite, tasks.
These include informing all your service providers about the change of ownership and your new address.
So why not take the time right now to make a master list of people to contact, along with their phone numbers and your account numbers – then make a copy for your buyers.
Here are a few people and places you’ll need to contact:
- Your utility company
- Your cable or satellite TV and Internet providers
- Your telephone company
- Your newspaper delivery
- The post office
In order to avoid an interruption in service, you’ll probably need to provide your utility company with the correct names of your buyers – and provide your buyers with your account or meter number. When they call in, they’ll need to provide your information so the company will know which meter to transfer.
A little pre-preparation can take the stress out of a busy time. And you know, that moving day will be here sooner than you think.
P.S. While you’re at the post office, gather a good stack of change of address forms and fill them out with your present address. You might even pre-address them to those who need to know – like your credit card companies, your auto loan, and your cousin Jane.