Don't: Rush the closing date
Even in the best of circumstances, it's hard to leave a home for good. It's more difficult when buyers try to commandeer the closing (and moving) date.
"It's annoying to the seller for the buyer to want to close before the seller is ready to move out," Lubin says.
Unfortunately, that's "extremely common," he says. Very often, buyers are trying to time the transaction to their own schedule or the sale of another house, he says.
Instead, Lubin says, the date should be comfortable for all parties. "Each side has to coordinate a schedule and still be respectful to the other side."