Selling by Owner Escrow or Closing Checklist

Jeanette Joy Fisher

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Home sellers should keep on top of their pending sale; especially when selling without the assistance of a real estate agent. Sometimes busy real estate agents forget to monitor all aspects of a pending sale.

Here’s a checklist for home sellers:

Selling Escrow Checklist

Property Address:

Date escrow opened: Estimated closing date: Escrow office:
Telephone Number:
Escrow officer:
Officer’s assistant:
Escrow number:

Buyer’s phone:
Title company:
Fire insurance provider:

Listing agent: Phone:
Selling agent: Phone:

Deposit to be increased to: Date:

Preliminary title report received:
Appraisal ordered date:
Appraiser phone:
Termite inspection company:
Home inspection company:

Commitment letter from lender
Loan documents

Note: For seller’s desiring to collect closing funds immediately, have your money wire transferred into your bank account. Otherwise, your bank may hold up your money for days.

(c) Copyright 2004, Jeanette J. Fisher. All rights reserved.

Professor Jeanette Fisher, author of Doghouse to Dollhouse for Dollars, Joy to the Home, and other books teaches Real Estate Investing and Design Psychology. For more articles, tips, reports, newsletters, and sales flyer template, see


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