Zillow Advice: Buying Process - What are some questions I can ask the seller at close? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Hi Kamjockey - Yes, moving ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ Hi Kamjockey - Yes, moving can be very exciting and you smart to be thinking ahead so you don't miss something. I have a 8 Week Pre-Move Checklist that you may find helpful.&nbsp; Click <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.prestondfw.com/remaxtx/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=text&amp;id=9222">here</a> to view the checklist.&nbsp; Good luck and enjoy your new home.&nbsp; Fri, 02 Sep 2011 20:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ 2011-09-02T20:29:00Z I think most owners are happy ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ I think most owners are happy to share information. When I sold my last house, I left a binder on the counter with all the remotes, labeled keys, instruction manuals and a map to some nice walking trails nearby. I also left a letter for the new owners welcoming them and putting any details that I could think of about the sprinklers, the location of the water shut off, the typical garbage day, local school bus stop, friendly neighbors to talk to once they settled in etc.<br/><br/>Moving is a very busy time for both you and the seller, so I would write a short note to the owners telling them how happy you are to be buying the house and a list of any specific questions that you have. Tell them to feel free to include anything else that they think might be helpful and give it to your agent to pass to the other agent. Most owners are happy to help. Congratulations on your new home! Fri, 02 Sep 2011 00:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ 2011-09-02T00:58:00Z Other questions that may ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ Other questions that may be helpful: <br/><br/>Instructional manuals.<br/><br/>Names of service personnel.<br/><br/>Paint colors.<br/><br/><br/><br/> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ 2011-09-01T18:49:00Z Most of the questions you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ Most of the questions you have, whether about the property or local services, should take place prior to the closing. Assuming you are working with a full time licensed real estate agent, they will make sure these issues of detail are covered. However, there's always something you may wish you asked. So perhaps you can gain the Seller's permission for a mode of contact, such as their eMail address. Or you can pose any questions you have via your agent to the Seller's agent. Enjoy your new home! Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ 2011-09-01T18:40:00Z You may ask anything reasonable ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ You may ask anything reasonable regarding your ownership of the house. Things completely within reason include keys to various locks, trash and recycle day, landscaping tips like winter prep, etc. Your agent should provide you with utility company info so you can set up in advance, including internet. Since many sellers do not attend the closing, you may need to ask via your agent, but if you do have a closing where you meet the sellers have your questions ready in advance, and be prepared to just hit the basics, in case they are not willing or able to provide answers to your questions. Good luck in your new home! It's always an adventure ;) Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ 2011-09-01T17:51:00Z Make a list and hand it to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ Make a list and hand it to your agent.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Have you received a list of all utility providers (water, electric, gas, trash) so you can contact them to change services?<br/><br/>Congratulations on your pending home.&nbsp; Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-some-questions-I-can-ask-the-seller-at-close/413961/ 2011-09-01T14:50:00Z