Yay, Congratulations, it is Closing Time! Time to set up the utility services for the property.
Sellers – Please make sure the utilities stay on until the property closes. In case there is a delay, you don’t want to have to pay extra fees to have them turned back on. Most importantly, you are required to keep them on until the property officially closes. Therefore, I generally recommend you schedule them to be turned off the day after closing.
Buyers – Some sellers will turn off the utilities on the day of closing, so you will want to make sure the utilities are scheduled to be in your name for the day of closing.
The escrow/title company will release to record in the buyer’s name once they have all final signatures, required funds, and a clear to close from both parties. When the buyers are officially the new recorded owners, the keys are released, and the buyers are now responsible for the property. Which, includes the utilities. We do have a set Close of Escrow (COE) date, but not a set time on that day. Therefore, I recommend sellers try to be out the day before COE, and the buyers not plan anything until the day after COE.
Below is a list of the great Phoenix Utilities. If you have any questions about what companies service your new property please let me know!
Greater Phoenix Utilities
+ Century Link
+ City of Avondale (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Buckeye (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Fountain Hills (Water+Sewer)
+ City of Gilbert (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Glendale (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Goodyear (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Maricopa (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Mesa (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Peoria (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Phoenix (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Scottsdale (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Surprise (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ City of Tolleson (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ Town of Carefree (Water+Sewer+Trash)
+ Town of Cave Creek (Water+Sewer)
+ Town of Queen Creek (Water+Sewer+Trash)
– Arizona Water Company
– Bulk Water Arizona
– Rio Verde Potable Water Hauling
– Liberty Utilities
– Rose Valley Water Company (Peoria)
– Valley Utilities Water Company
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