The Ultimate Checklist to Buying a New House

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You’ve bought a new house and the adventure is about to begin! Now what? Moving into your new home can be an exciting experience but it can also feel overwhelming. There are often a ton of little tasks that can be forgotten if you’re not prepared. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Thank Your Realtor

First, give a huge thanks to your real estate agent. They carefully listened and devoted time into helping you find a home that suits the needs of you and your family. A simple thank you goes a long way. If you have the time, leave them a review so that other potential home owners can have the same breezy experience that you enjoyed.

Get a Home Inspection

After the seller accepts your offer, you have about 10 days to get a home inspection. It is not mandatory, but highly encouraged and it’s your opportunity to ask questions about the house regarding its infrastructure. It can also detect safety issues like radon, carbon monoxide, and mold, and presents an opportunity to request a price reduction for repairs if needed.

Check All Major Appliances

During your final walk through, check all appliances, turn on all faucets, flush toilets, test outlets, heat, air conditioning, and smoke detectors. During this time, your realtor will help you ensure that everything included with the contract is left in the house and in good working condition.

Hire a Trusted Moving Company

Alongside changing addresses and updating billing information, worrying about moving your stuff can be daunting. By hiring a moving company of trusted professionals, you can rest assured that they are trained to be fast and effective. You shouldn’t need to take time off work or injure yourself by taking on more than you can handle. By delegating this big job, you’ll free up more time for other important moving day tasks.


The day will arrive before you know it. By following our few simple tips, you’ll be surprised at how easy moving day can seem! Book your home inspection online today or give us a call at 712-274-9617!

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