5 Things To Do After Closing On Your Home

5 things to do after closing on your home

Congratulations on closing your home – that’s a huge accomplishment. Now comes the exciting (and sometimes overwhelming) part of moving in and making it your own. But before you dive into unpacking boxes, take a beat to check off these essential tasks to ensure a smooth transition into your new life as a homeowner.

1. Secure Your Documents and Celebrate!

First things first, find a safe place to store all your closing documents. This includes your mortgage note, deed, title insurance policy, and home inspection report. Consider a fireproof safe or a safe deposit box at your bank for ultimate protection.

Now that the official business is done, pop the champagne (or your favorite beverage)!  This is a momentous occasion, so take a moment to celebrate your achievement.

2. Bolster Your Security: Change the Locks

You don’t know how many copies of the previous house keys exist.  For peace of mind, prioritize security by changing all the exterior locks, including the garage and any sheds.  Consider reprogramming any security system codes as well.

3. Keep the Lights On: Transfer Utilities

Make sure your new home is move-in ready with uninterrupted utilities. Contact your preferred electricity, gas, water, trash collection, and internet providers to schedule service transfers.  It’s best to do this a few weeks in advance to avoid any gaps in service.

4. Spread the Word: Update Your Address

There are a surprising number of places that need to know your new address.  Start with the essentials like your bank, credit card companies, insurance providers, and the DMV.  Don’t forget about subscriptions, magazine deliveries, and online shopping accounts!  Finally, update your social media profiles and send a fun housewarming invitation to loved ones.

5. Plan for the Future:  Schedule Maintenance Checkups

Getting a head start on preventative maintenance goes a long way in protecting your investment.  Schedule annual checkups for your HVAC system, plumbing, and electrical wiring.  Review the recommendations from your home inspection report and address any lingering concerns.


Congratulations again on achieving your dream of homeownership! By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to settling into your new space. As you embark on this exciting new chapter, remember that the Full Circle Real Estate team is always here to support you with any questions or needs that may arise. We look forward to being a part of your journey!

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