Seller’s Checklist

As the seller, you have relatively little to do at this point. Avoid common glitches by keeping abreast of progress on both sides.

Be aware if the buyer is having trouble getting a loan on the terms specified in the contract. If he/she is turned down, it could jeopardize the whole deal, and your house could be put back on the market. A day or so before closing, make sure all the necessary papers and documents have been gathered and are in the hands of the right parties.

Things can go wrong. Documents can be misplaced, delayed or lost. However, common last-minute glitches can be avoided.

  • Parties who should be present at closing need to be informed of any change in the date, time or place. They should be reminded a week before closing and again the day before.
  • Everyone named on the deed under which you hold title must sign the new deed by which you grant title.
  • Know when and how you will be paid. Don’t expect to walk away from the settlement table with a check in hand.
  • If you are buying another property, consider having both closings at the same office scheduled back-to-back. That way, the timing of the disbursement is not a problem. You sign a paper authorizing the title company or attorney to assign the funds from sale to purchase.

The papers you’ll need

  • A copy of the sales contract and documentation showing that any contingencies have been removed or satisfied.
  • All documents needed to complete the transfer of title. This may include certificate of title, deed, correcting affidavits, quitclaim deeds, survey and title insurance policy or binder.
  • Homeowners insurance policy. If the buyer plans to take over the unused portion of your hazard insurance, you’ll need to make arrangements in advance for all paperwork to be completed on time.
  • Pro-rations for ongoing expenses such as insurance premiums, property taxes, accrued interest on assumed loans and utilities (if not shut off between owners).
  • Receipts showing payment of the latest water, electric and gas bills.

A certificate from your lender indicating the mortgage balance and the date to which interest has been prepaid.

Driftsong at Wallis Ranch in Dublin

Grand Opening Underway! Promising to be one of the area's most inspired and exciting hometowns, residents of Driftsong will enjoy many lifestyle amenities within the sprawling Wallis Ranch neighborhood including a clubhouse, pool and spa, fitness center, covered dining area and kitchen, community gardens, firepits and yoga lawn. About 100 acres of the site will be set aside for parks and open space. Driftsong presents spacious and luxurious single family detached homes within this freshly imagined residential setting. Three levels with massive second level main living spaces, charming architecture styles with some balconies and rear garages, and so many possibilities for cultivating great family living. Driftsong is ideally located adjacent to the community pool, clubhouse, gardens and more at Kindred House. And commuting is easy via BART and the ACE Train with stations just minutes away and a bus stop that goes to the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station set just outside the entrance to Wallis Ranch.

Contact Ajeenah for more model details and pricing this fine new home community.

Phone: 925.606.9800

Email: ajeenah@theparadigmrealtygroup.com/