There are foreclosed homes that are winterized and this post is not meant for REOs. They have their own rules and policies.
I am writing this for home owners who may have relocated or investors selling a vacant home .
Once the home is under contract, there will be a home inspection . The utilities should be on for the inspections.
Most townships require a occupancy permit. They may need the heat and electricity to be on.
The buyer is going to do a final walk through and will want to check out everything.
If there is no heat, the pipes may freeze. (unless winterized)
One very important thing to remember is: If you have a sump pump that runs on electricity, and there is no electricity , your basement will get flooded if there is too much Rain.
You can have a timer for the lights and keep the electricity on.
When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.
Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com
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Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others in my post and comments is not to be construed to be legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.