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Seller Step 15 – Leaving keys and recording

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Key things to note:

  • Leave all keys in the house or with the title company
  • Leave all garage door openers in the home
  • Leave any keys to pad locks, sheds etc in the home
  • Leave any mail keys, or let us know how you receive mail

As the seller, you have the keys until recording. The best thing to do is to leave the keys with the title company when you go to closing. Your friendly and courteous closing agent will keep the keys until it records then give them to the receptionist for the new buyers to stop by and pick them up. Any extra keys, shed keys, garage door openers, etc. can be left in the house on the kitchen counter. Many new home buyers change their locks, however it’s still important that you gather up all the keys and leave them with the new owners and they will make that decision.

Recording occurs the next business day after you sign, and that is when your closing proceeds are made available to you. You can now close this chapter of your life and move onto the next!