If you are thinking about selling your property this year, you will, no doubt, have a lot to think about. After all, selling a property is no easy undertaking. Not only do you need to ensure your house is in a presentable condition, but you will need to find a reputable estate agent, you then have to go through the entire sales process, and that’s without even mentioning sorting out a new home and going through the moving process. It can be exhausting just thinking about it. With that in mind, read on to discover some of the important things that you should know before you sell your property.
- You are going to need a lot of paperwork and documents – A lot of people spend half of their time looking for documents. If you’re not a very organized person, this may involve you needing to ring up a number of different companies so that they can provide you with the paperwork that you need. So, what sort of documents may you require? This can include any instrument surveys, outstanding mortgage balance, any certificate of compliance that apply, for example, fence or shed permits, as well as dates of any home improvement projects, any included appliance ages and the relevant instruction manuals, hot water heater age and the instruction manual, central air conditioning age and the instruction manual, furnace age and the instruction manual, and the roof age with any warranty paperwork.
- You do not need to sell your property in perfect condition – A lot of people assume that their only option is to sell their property in perfect condition. They spend a lot of money on making sure that this is the case. However, it is not a necessity. You can actually sell it in poor condition, and there are a lot of companies that specialize in this if you need some assistance. There is no right or wrong in terms of how you sell your home – it is all about figuring out what is right for your circumstances and financial situation. It is, however, important to ensure that you take photos to accurately reflect the condition of your property. This guide on FollowUpBoss is a good starting point.
- Don’t get emotionally involved – The third thing that you should know before you sell your home is that you need to make sure you do not get emotionally involved. A lot of people end up getting too emotionally attached to the whole process because it is their house and they have put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into it. However, you need to recognize that your idea of perfect is not going to be everyone else’s.
To conclude, there is no denying that there is a lot to consider and take into account when you are selling a property. Nevertheless, if you use the information that has been provided above, you can give yourself a great chance of ensuring everything goes as smoothly as possible.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.