home in CentennialLone
Tree is sort of a modern
day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and
disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your
attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately,
exhilarating steps that lead to home ownership.
after the previous owner has handed over the keys, there’s more to come: a few extra
steps new homeowners can decide they wish to take. Here are five of those—things
you can choose to do after buying a CentennialLone
#1 Change the Locks Who knows
how many people have a copy of those keys?
It’s a good idea to change the locks on all exterior doors, because it’s
not just the previous owners who have had access to the property; there may
also have been guests or tradespeople with access to the keys. By installing
new locks, you can be sure that you are complete control of the keys to your
#2 Have the House Cleaned While the
previous homeowners are obliged to leave the home in reasonable condition
(usually “broom clean”), consider scheduling a professional cleaning crew before
you move in. If your budget and schedule allows, it can be a plus to know some
serious deep cleaning has been performed on counters, plumbing fixtures, carpets,
#3 Smooth Transfer of Utilities After buying
Tree home, it’s
usually possible to transfer utilities into your name without having to live
through a break in service. Contacting all utility companies ahead of time will
ensure that the transfer is orderly and scheduled in a manner that will be
convenient to your move. It’s also an opportunity to be sure that utility bills
have been fully paid before closing on the property.
#4 Store the Settlement Papers At the end of
the process of buying a home, a host of details come fast and furious, making
it doubly easy to misplace things—even important things, like copies of the papers
you execute during settlement. Later,
when it’s tax time (or in the future should you sell the property), you’ll save
yourself a lot of desperate rummaging if you’ve prepared a secure place to keep
them from the start.
#5 Take Photos of Your Household Items
important to keep an accurate list of your household contents in the case of
theft, fire or other mishap—records to act as verification of your belongings
and their condition. Buying a home is the perfect time to take that inventory.
Go from room to room snapping digital pictures of everything you own. It will
never get easier! Like
anything worth doing, buying your new Denver dream home probably came with its own set of
stresses. But it should stand as one of the most rewarding financial moves you will
ever make. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in CentennialLone
Tree this spring or
summer, do give me a call! Curious what your home is
worth? Use our FREE online valuation tool Click
Jason Peck is a Broker
Associate at Keller Williams. He has been recognized locally and nationally as
in expert in real estate. Locally he is a Realtor Roundtable Recipient with
Denver Metro Association of Realtors. Nationally he has been recognized by the
Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in
America. He is co-author of the National Best Selling Book, “The New Rise
in Real Estate”. For more information feel free to contact
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"We worked with Karen Venier for a relatively short time for a good reason: our home sold at full price within hours of hitting the market! While it’s true that the Denver housing market is “hot,” credit for the speed and ease of our transaction belongs to Karen. She was great to work with, giving us perfect advice about readying our home for sale and then expertly guiding us from offer to close. Along the way, we came to appreciate Karen for her skillful blend of professionalism and personal touches – like dropping off our favorite beverages during a particularly stressful time in our move or shoveling our driveway in subzero temps after we’d left the state (way beyond the call of duty!). Now that we’ve relocated to Wisconsin, we keep saying that we wish Karen could be our buyer’s agent here. Since that’s not possible, we’ll shout her name loudly to whoever might be looking for a home in the Denver area.
Thanks for the great work, Karen!