Step 6: Review the home’s insurance policy

If your parents’ home is going to be vacant until it sells, then you may have to change the home insurance policy.

Since a vacant home has a higher risk of break-ins and vandalism, most insurance companies will have you put a vacant home insurance policy in place. Call the current home insurance policy company to find out what you need to do to obtain a vacant home policy until the house sells.

Step 7 of the process is to secure the home and its belongings.