Buying your first home on Oahu can be a very exciting time for any prospective first-time homeowner. My job as a first-time buyer specialist is to make my first-time buyers feel comfortable and confident going through the home process. As first-time buyers, it’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed and nervous, but with the right real estate agent with you along the way, the process will also be fun, educational, and all the worthwhile!
Congratulations! You’ve purchased a home and have a set move-in date. What comes next? Read on below for a list of important items & helpful reminders that you may want to consider, prior to moving into your new home.
Prior to moving in, you may want to start up the following utility services:
- Telephone/Landline Service
- Cable/Internet Service
- Natural Gas (if applicable)
After moving in, here are some items you may want to consider taking care of:
- Re-key all doors/gates to the property for security purposes
- Notify your resident/property/association manager of your residency if necessary
Update the following mailing addresses if applicable:
- Fill out a change of address form with USPS
- Bank/Credit Card Accounts
- DMV/Driver’s License
- Voter’s Registration
- Children’s Schools
- Doctors, Dentist, etc.
- Magazine Subscriptions
Now that you’ve officially gone through the entire escrow process, read on to First-Time Buyer Series #10: 25 Tips for a First-Time Buyer for even more info on what to expect!