Preparing for Closing Day


Following is some information regarding movers, utilities, changing your address, and a pre-closing checklist that may be useful to you as you prepare for your closing day. Please contact us if you have any other questions, or if we can be of assistance for your upcoming closing.

Pre-Closing Checklist

___ Schedule movers.
___ Schedule final walk-through with Realtor.
___ Verify that attorney has scheduled the closing.
___ Establish utility and other property services (gas, electric, phone, cable, security).
___ File change of address with the post office.
___ Secure property insurance policy that is compliant with lender requirements.
___ Review HUD/closing statement from attorney prior to closing if possible.
___ Secure certified funding for closing (wire or certified check depending on amount).
___ Verify that you have current identification (driver’s license, state id, or passport).
___ Attend final walk-through. Verify that any agreed upon repairs were completed and receipts exist if applicable.

Certain condo associations may also require the following:
___ Schedule move in/reserve elevator.
___ Submit move-in deposit/fees.
___ Submit move-in paperwork.

Movers

We recommend getting quotes from at least two moving companies.

Move-Tastic!
http://www.move-tastic.com/
(773) 715-3227

The Professionals Moving Specialists
http://www.thepromove.com/
(773) 478-1365

New City Moving
http://www.newcitymovers.com/
(800) 733-6644

Burrows Moving Company
http://www.burrowsmoving.com/
(773) 274-5500

Utilities

People’s  Gas (natural gas in Chicago)
http://www.peoplesgasdelivery.com/home/start_stop.aspx
(866) 556-6001

Nicor (natural gas in Evanston, Oak Park, and other suburbs)
http://nicorgas.aglr.com/Home/StartStopService.aspx
(888) NICOR4U (642-6748)

ComEd (electric)
http://www.comed.com
https://www.comed.com/customer-service/service-request/start-stop-move/Pages/default.aspx
1-800-Edison-1 (1-800-334-7661)

ATT U-Verse (phone, internet, cable)
http://www.att.com/u-verse-welcome/
(800) 888-2020

RCN (phone, internet, cable)
http://www.rcn.com/chicago/
800-746-4726

Comcast (phone, internet, cable)
http://www.comcast.com/
(800) COM-CAST (266-2278)

Dish TV (satellite television)
http://www.dish.com/
888-656-2461

DirecTV (satellite television)
http://www.directv.com/
(888) 795-9488

ADT (security)
http://www.adt.com/
(800) 588-2159

Change of Address

USPS allows you to change your address online. Or pick up a form at your local post office.

USPS
https://moversguide.usps.com/

  • H Bergren
  • Holly Bergren
    Dream Town Realty
    4553 N. Lincoln,
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Office: (773) 490-1108
    E-mail: holly@dreamtown.com
  • M Kreuser
  • Michael Kreuser
    Dream Town Realty
    4553 N. Lincoln,
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Office: (312) 952-7884
    E-mail: mkreuser@dreamtown.com