1. Get an inspection. Within the first few days after signing the contract make sure you have a detailed inspection of the house. Choose a trusted home inspector that is on your side and will list any potential problems or existing damage to the home. After The Contract Is Signed, The Next Steps. You’ve signed the contract and are looking forward to moving into your new home, but there are a few steps that cannot be overlooked. By following these easy steps, you will ensure yourself a smooth move into your new home. First, get the home inspected. Here are the steps to close the sale once the purchase and sale agreement has been signed by both parties. Please know I will walk you through this step by step to make sure this is a smooth and enjoyable process. Step 1 – Removing contingencies: The most common contingencies are financing, home inspections and the sale of your current home.