Buying Your HomeOur Communities May 26, 2022

Closing to Keys To-Do List.

There is so much to do when buying a house.


ERA Real Solutions Realty has created a buyer’s closing checklist. The list of things you need from close to getting the key to your new home. At the most exciting part of the process, there are a lot of errands and things you must have in order. You can prepare for some of these ahead of time, but others are based on a schedule. Have patience. Your new home is waiting.


Here are the things you need to do to succeed:

Before you Close

The list of errands that are the steps to success.


  • Transfer Funds for Closing: Moving money makes the transaction more real.
  • Change your address with USPC, Bank, etc.: Some homework that makes things easier later.
  • Set up utilities to be transferred: We all need internet.
  • Confirm all contingencies are resolved: Not sure what this means, but your real estate agent can help.
  •  Schedule a final walk-through: Make sure everything is as planned at the house.


Closing Day-What to Bring

It is nice to know what to bring on one of the biggest days in your life. The task list is below.

  • Connect with the Lender to wire the correct funds.
  • Bring printed confirmation of your wire transfer.
  • Government Photo ID
  • Social Security Number
  • Home Addresses from the last ten years
  • Proof of homeowners insurance
  • Your copy of the contract
  • Checkbook, Bank Check, ACH Check for payment under 10,000 and under


Closing Day

The day is here—the last four steps before getting the key to your new dream home.

  • Sign Closing disclosure, Promissory Note, and all other documentation
  • Title Transfer
  • Deed Delivery
  • Save Your Paperwork in a safe place
  • Get Your Keys

Our checklist can help but sometimes, having a trusted professional who has the experience and a team selling homes for over 50 years on your side makes this checklist come with a seasoned coach.

Contact ERA Real Solutions to help you find your next home.