Step 21 - Scheduling Your Utilities & Insurance

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Scheduling Your Utilities and Home Insurance

When it comes to selling your home, there are numerous crucial steps that need to be taken to ensure a successful and smooth process. One often overlooked yet essential aspect is scheduling your utilities to end properly. At, we understand the significance of this step, and we will walk you through everything you need to know about efficiently scheduling your utilities to end when selling your home.

1. The Importance of Proper Utility Scheduling
As you prepare to sell your home, one of the critical tasks is arranging for the disconnection of your utilities upon the completion of the sale. This process ensures that you are not responsible for any further utility usage or billing once the property changes hands. By handling this aspect efficiently, you can avoid potential complications, unwanted expenses, and even legal disputes.

2. Identifying Your Utility Service Providers
Before scheduling the termination of your utilities, it is vital to identify all the service providers associated with your property. These typically include electricity, gas, water, sewerage, trash collection, internet, cable, and any other services unique to your location.

3. Notifying Your Utility Companies
Once you have compiled a comprehensive list of your utility service providers, it is time to notify them about the impending sale of your property and the date when you want the services to end. Many utility companies have specific procedures for discontinuing services, and it is advisable to reach out to them at least two weeks before the closing date to ensure a smooth transition.

4.Obtaining A Fire Department Smoke Certificate

Our team will schedule meeting with the Fire Department and get the Smoke Certificate.

5.  Coordinating the Final Meter Readings
As part of the utility termination process, we will schedule a final meter reading with the town/city. This will prevent any discrepancies in the final billing and avoid any unnecessary delays in the closing process.

5. Special Considerations for Utilities
a. Electricity:
Remember to unplug all electronic devices and appliances before the final meter reading to ensure an accurate measurement of electricity usage.
Consider leaving the power on until the new owners take possession of the property, as it facilitates inspections and keeps the home in good condition.
b. Gas:
Schedule a disconnection appointment with the gas company.

d. Internet and Cable:
Contact your internet and cable providers to discontinue services, but keep in mind the timeframe to avoid disruptions if you are still occupying the home during the selling process.
6. Tips for a Smooth Transition
a. Create a Checklist:
Prepare a detailed checklist of all the utility companies and the corresponding contact information to stay organized throughout the process.
b. Forwarding Addresses:
Use the following link to change online your new address:

Forwarding Address

Provide the utility companies with your forwarding address so they can send the final bills and any potential refunds or deposits to the right location.

Home Insurance:

Contact your home insurance company and let them know when the closing is schedule.  Your insurance company will need to see the Seller CD to be able to refund you any extra funds and cancellation date.

In conclusion, scheduling your utilities to end appropriately is a vital step in the process of selling your home. By following the steps outlined in this comprehensive guide, you can ensure a smooth transition, avoid unnecessary expenses, and leave a positive impression on the new owners. At, we believe that attention to detail in every aspect of the home selling process is essential, and we hope this guide helps you navigate the utility scheduling process with ease.

Remember, selling a home can be a complex endeavor, and seeking professional assistance can make the process even smoother. Our team at is dedicated to providing expert guidance and support throughout your home selling journey. Feel free to reach out to us to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in achieving your real estate goals.