What Happens Next
Congratulations on purchasing your new home. Now that you've popped the corks and celebrated with friends and family, you're probably wondering what happens next.
Select a lawyer
Let us have the contact details for your lawyer as soon as possible so we can send him/her a copy of all the necessary documents.
Here is a checklist of items your lawyer will need for closing.
Contact your lender
If you’re arranging a mortgage on your purchase, contact your lender immediately. We have a handy checklist of things you need to know. Here are links to 3 Toronto Mortgage Brokers frequently used by our clients - Ramy Ibrahim , Karen Mann and Joanna Lang . If their appraiser needs to inspect the property, please ask them to contact us.
Book your mover
End of the month moves and certain times of year can be particularly busy. We suggest you book a mover as soon as possible. Check if your mover offers storage (just in case closing is delayed at the last minute or you have problems obtaining keys).
Decluttering and downsizing
If you have unwanted items to sell or dispose of prior to your move we have a list of services you may find useful.
(Condos only) Contact the Management Office
Many condo buildings have restrictions on when residents can move in. Check with the management office for details on their policies and to book the elevator.
Arrange your insurance
Don’t wait until the last minute to arrange your insurance. The company may have questions that can easily be answered at a buyer visit. If you insure your car with the same insurer, check if a new home post code will affect your rates.
If your offer included Buyer visits, please let us know as soon as possible when you would like to book them, so that we can make the arrangements. It’s always good to give us some alternative dates and times, in case your first choice isn’t available. If you're bringing a contractor for a quotation, please let us know in advance and make sure they arrive on time. Visits are generally limited to one hour and you want to make the best use of the time.
When will I get the keys?
Your lawyer will obtain the keys for you. You will not receive them until the deal has closed and most closings don’t happen until late afternoon. Bear this in mind when booking your mover, etc.
Click here for a copy of our moving checklist. Most utilies allow you to sign up or change your address online.
If there's anything we can do to help as you plan your move, don't hesitate to let us know.