First things first: You’ve got to get those repairs done. We get it—the last thing you want to do now is work on a house you are about to sell. But if you agreed to make repairs or improvements, don’t put them off until the last minute.

Don’t wait until the day of closing to do all the repairs. All repairs should be completed at least a week before closing. Getting things done ahead of time will give you plenty of wiggle room if something should still go wrong.

So check the approved offer, make a note of any repairs you and the buyer agreed on, and get to it—and don’t forget to cover yourself. Save receipts from items purchased and invoices from contractors, and take before and after photos of any work completed. You will have proof that repairs were completed on the off chance that the buyers contest them during the walkthrough or at closing. Then, move on to Step 7.