Seller Pre-Closing Checklist
Closing day is a milestone for both the Buyer and Seller of a home. To make it go as smoothly as possible, it's important to ensure you are properly prepared. Below is a short checklist of items to be aware of as a Seller prior to your closing.
Identify and select a lawyer
Confirm with your lawyer what utilities they will notify on your behalf. They might cancel essential utilities like hydro and water, but you'll have to contact telephone and cable companies as well as other institutions you do business with. This should be done a few weeks prior to closing
Book your movers early on the day of closing, preferably the day before. You need to be out of your old home in a timely manner for the new owners. If a condo, contact property management to coordinate move and book elevator
Attend your lawyer’s office one or two days before closing, bring two pieces of ID (one with a picture, not a health card)
Provide your lawyer with the keys to your old home
Notify relevant institutions of your new address i.e bank, credit cards, insurance, cell phone, driver's license, etc. You may also want to consider Canada Post mail forwarding service