Task Checklist for Dallas Homeowners After Closing
When you close on a new Dallas, Texas home, it’s a time to celebrate, but it also means that there is some work to be done. Some preparations should be made to ensure that you remain happy in your new home for many years to come.
- First, change the locks on your home. You never really know who had keys before you moved in, so changing out locks is a must to ensure that you and your family are safe. While you’re at it, upgrade to some new door handles with a nice finish to accentuate your guests’ first point of contact with your new home.
- Plumbing is a serious hassle when something goes wrong, so make sure to double-check before you move all of your things in. Ideally, plumbing would have been checked over before closing, but small things are easy to miss and you don’t want to have to deal with a leaky pipe once you’re all moved in.
- Clean your carpets before moving the furniture in. A steam cleaner can be rented for relatively cheap, and will get you off to a fresh start to living in your new home. You can hire a professional service to clean it for you if you prefer, but you’ll end up paying considerably more than doing it yourself.
- If you see any signs of pests, make sure to get an assessment from a pest-control service before subjecting yourself and your family to any possible infestations. You can always go DIY for pest-control, but if there is a serious problem, the professionals are better suited to rid your home of any unwanted guests.
For more tips and a helping hand throughout the selling process in the Dallas area, as well as Plano, University Park and Highland Park, please contact us. We can lend a hand and answer any questions you have pertaining to mortgages and real estate in Dallas and its surrounding areas.