Preparing Your House To Sell

Preparing Your House To Sell

Required Paperwork (If Available)

There is a significant amount of paperwork that you will need to collect. Such things as documents, permits, receipts, agreements and many more forms. They contain important information that a buyer will want, and in many cases need to know.

Some information such as a site plan or floor plan you may not have. If you do not, it is something that you can order from the city or other organizations. Speak with your real estate agent and they will be able to help you.

Some buyers may request to see utility bills for the past 6 months to a year. Many believe that this will allow them to forecast the costs of these utilities. While it is not mandatory, the more information you can provide the more at ease some buyers will be.

Details About Your House

Buyers will want to know as much as they can about the house itself. This includes such things as the age of the house, roof, windows, furnace, etc.

If you use a company to maintain your pool or your lawn, you should provide their name and contact information as well. Include the last time these items were serviced.

Preparing The Inside Of The Home

There are several areas you will need to address when preparing the inside of your home. Below is a general list of these areas.

  • Flooring
  • Doors
  • Walls and Ceilings
  • Windows and Glass
  • Window Coverings
  • Lighting
  • Pets
  • Entryways and Hallways
  • Closets and Storage Areas
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Living Rooms
  • Bedrooms

We have gone into much more depth with these three areas (Required information, Details about your house, and Preparing the inside of your home) in our easy to download worksheets. All you need to do is print them at home and use them as a checklist as you go through your home. Click Here to download our worksheet.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these points, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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