​The sooner you get your life in order after moving, the sooner you can get to the fun part, like enjoying your new home! Here's a few more important steps to take now that you are homeowner:

 

  • Keys/Change Your Locks

  • Set Mortgage Auto-Pay

    • Be on the lookout for mail to set-up autopay for your mortgage within the first 2 months

    • Call your mortgage office if you have questions 

  • Claim For Home Exemption (due on or before September 30) 

  • Forward Your Old Mail

    • https://www.usps.com/manage/forward.htm 

    • Notify the IRS (Form 8822) and also change your address on your:

      • Driver’s License

      • Voter Registration

      • Personal and Business Banking

      • Investment Accounts

      • Credit Cards

      • Loan Servicers

      • Insurance Companies

      • Employer Paperwork

      • Doctor’s Offices

      • Online and Ecommerce Retailers

      • House of Worship

      • Delivery and RideShare Apps

      • Subscriptions

  • Hook Up Utilities/Set to Autopay

  • Purchase Emergency Supplies

    • Flashlights and Batteries

    • Emergency Radio

    • Power Bank (for emergency cell phone charging)

    • Extra Water

    • Canned Food

    • First Aid Kit

  • Professional Cleaner (if applicable) 

    • Chad’s Cleaning Services

      • Chad Fujiwawra

      • 808-321-3499

  • Change Batteries in Smoke Detectors

    • Test your smoke detectors and make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector

  • Learn Where Everything Is/Review Inspection Report

    • Get familiar with your home; Locate your HVAC filters and water shut off valve, and then label your circuit breakers

    • Review your inspection report and make a plan for tackling home improvements; Let the team know if you don’t have your copy

  • Introduce Yourself to the Neighbors

    • Introduce yourself to your new neighbors and, if you feel like overachieving, leave a short and sweet note for them, plus a home-baked treat

  • Yelp Review/Refer a Friend

  • Tag Us On Social Media

  • Have a Housewarming Party

    • Enjoy your new home with a HouseWarming Party! Matty offer’s host and music services FREE of charge for your next gathering at your new home!

CONGRATS ON BECOMING A HOMEOWNER!