27 Things Your Agent Does During & After Closing

Dated: July 10 2023

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This blog post is a part of a series where we share Kent Rodahaver's "186 Things Your Real Estate Agent Does For You".

Closing Preparations and Duties

  1. Contract is signed by all parties

  2. Coordinate closing process with Buyer’s agent and lender

  3. Update closing forms & files

  4. Ensure all parties have all forms and information needed to close the sale

  5. Confirm location where closing will be held

  6. Confirm closing date and time and notify all parties

  7. Assist in solving any title problems or in obtaining Death Certificates *if applicable

  8. Work with the Buyer’s agent in scheduling Buyer’s Final Walk-Thru prior to closing

  9. Research all tax, HOA, utility, and other applicable prorations

  10. Request final closing figures from the closing agent (attorney or title company)

  11. Receive & carefully review closing figures to ensure the accuracy of preparation

  12. Forward verified closing figures to Buyer’s agent

  13. Request a copy of closing documents from the closing agent

  14. Confirm Buyer and Buyer’s agent has received the title insurance commitment

  15. Provide Home Warranty for availability at closing *if applicable

  16. Review all closing documents carefully for errors

  17. Forward closing documents to absentee Seller *as requested

  18. Review documents with the closing agent (attorney)

  19. Assure that earnest money deposit is credited to Buyer

  20. Coordinate this closing with seller’s next purchase and resolve any timing problems

  21. Have a “no surprises” closing so that Seller receives a net proceeds check at closing

  22. Refer Seller to an amazing agent at their destination, *if applicable

  23. Change MLS status to Sold. Enter sale date, price, selling broker and agent’s ID numbers

  24. Close out listing in your management program

Follow Up After Closing

  1. Answer questions about filing claims with the Home Warranty company if requested

  2. Attempt to clarify and resolve any conflicts regarding any required repairs

  3. Respond to any follow-on calls and provide any additional information

Whew! That is a long list!

Surveys show that many homeowners and homebuyers are unaware of the true value a successful, professional agent provides during a real estate transaction.

This list is a baseline as services frequently vary. Kent, our broker/owner, created this list to showcase his services and many of our agents use it as a guide to provide the best services we can to our customers.

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