Checklist of Items Needed for A Successful Closing

Understand These Points to Insure a Smooth Closing:

The search may have been long. But you've finally found the home of your dreams. You love it's style, floor plan, and views. The neighborhood looks great. You've also done the hard work of reaching an understanding with the seller on price, signed purchase agreement and made an earnest money deposit. The home inspection went well, your loan has been approved, and your excitement builds as the day of closing approaches.

For most of us, the purchase of our home is the biggest single investment we will ever make. We certainly don't want any last minute problems to threaten the transaction. Please take a moment to review these points. They will help insure a smooth closing.

  • Closing Instructions or Real Estate Broker Worksheet
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Amendments or Addendums
  • All Closing Party Members
  • Cashier's Check or Wire Transfer


If Applicable:

  • Buyer(s) Pre-Approval Letter
  • Home Warranty Application
  • Payoff Authorization to Release Information
  • Power of Attorney (original needed at closing)
  • Divorce Decree and Quit Claim Deed (original needed at closing, if not recorded)
  • Certificate of Trust Agreement (original needed at closing)
  • Death Certificate (original needed at closing)
  • Letter of Authority for Probated Estate
  • LLC or Corporation Documents
  • Hazard Insurance Policy and Paid Receipt