After Your Home is Sold




After selling your Muskoka cottage or home, you must also consider what happens once it is sold. Our team uses the latest in technology to ensure you have everything organized for when your property sells. We offer our clients access to a post-deal concierge system to book moving companies, transfer home services (ie. utilities), change addresses, and more. You can hire companies, find out their reputations and leave no stone unturned through one simple portal. Below is a list of items to be aware of after you sell and before the closing date.

Book the Movers

You can choose to have your movers pack everything, or just the breakables, or you can pack yourself. It’s a good idea to obtain estimates from several different companies.

At Your Present Property

  • Arrange to have your gas and electric meters read on the day you leave and have the bill forwarded to your new address.
  • Have the oil tank read and filled before your sale closes, and provide a receipt to your legal professional if required.
  • If your water heater and/or furnace are rented, arrange for a transfer of the rental agreement to the purchaser.
  • Disconnect your telephone, cable TV and water softener.

At Your “New” Home or Cottage

Make arrangements for the gas and electric utilities, water softener, telephone and cable TV to be connected on the day the sale closes(or possession date).

General

  • Get “change of address” cards from the post office and send them out well before moving day.
  • Have the post office forward your mail to your new address.
  • Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques.
  • Inform gardening, dry cleaning, garbage pick-up, newspapers, magazines and other home services. Arrange for services at your new address.
  • Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships.
  • Arrange for transfer of medical, dental, prescription and optical records.
  • Change the address on your driver’s license(s) effective the day of the move.
  • Collect all items out for cleaning, repair or storage (e.g. dry cleaning).
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of perishables, such as plants.
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of your pets.
  • Safely dispose of all flammable liquids, as it is illegal for movers to carry them.