Buying a house takes time, energy, and focus. Getting through the process without making a mistake or losing your mind is tricky. Completing your loan pre-approval, finding the right house, structuring a competitive offer, and executing a sales contract can be exhausting.
Once you have a signed sales contract in hand, it may feel as though your work stops here; unfortunately, this is not the case. An accepted offer is only the beginning of the process; there's a lot more work to do to get your transaction closed. The most common question buyers ask after their offer gets accepted: "What happens next?".
This article will help you stay on track and make sure that you are adequately prepared to close your transaction without any unnecessary drama. If one of these steps gets overlooked, it can delay your closing; or possibly sabotage your entire home purchase.
I am a Realtor who has helped hundreds of homebuyers through the process. I've created a list of 10 items below that you need to take care of once you are under contract on a home. This list will help you stay on-track.