5 Steps to a Smooth Home Sale – How to Prep Your Home, Prepare the Paperwork and Get the Best Value

1. Clean & Declutter Your Entire Home

When selling your home, showing some beautiful interior photos can be a great way to attract buyers. Hence, it is imperative to hire a good photographer who can capture some great shots of your house that deserve to be showcased. However, before you start looking for a good photographer, you should declutter and clean your entire home.

The first step to decluttering your home is to get rid of the obvious clutter.

1. Start with the easiest things to get rid of like clothes, toys, and knickknacks.

2. Make sure you are getting rid of items that you don’t use or wear anymore.

3. Throw away expired food and products in your pantry and fridge.

4. Get rid of old magazines and newspapers that are just taking up space in your house or office.

5. Go through each room in your house one by one, room by room until everything has been decluttered!

2. Prepare Your Paperwork

Preparing paperwork before selling a home is a tedious task that needs to be done.

There are a lot of paperwork that needs to be done before selling your home. The first thing you need to do is find an reliable real estate negotiator and set up an appointment for the appraisal. This can take about two weeks, so it’s important to start early. You will also need to gather all the paperwork for your house, including:

-A copy of your title deed

-A recent Assessment Rates, Quit Rent, Parcel Rent (whichever is applicable)

-An updated list of all the improvements on your property

-An updated list of any outstanding loans on your property (if applicable)

-An updated list of any mortgages or liens against your property (if applicable)

-A copy of the insurance policy for the property (if applicable)

You will also need to have all these documents handy when you meet with potential buyers.

3. Price Your Home Right for the Market

There are many factors that come into play when you are trying to decide how much your home is worth. This includes the condition of the property, the location, and the market conditions. It is important to work with a professional real estate negotiator who will be able to help you determine what price your home should be at.

You will get help determining the best price for your home from the real estate negotiator using current market insights. They will also be able to give you advice on how to make it look more appealing in order to sell it for more money.

4. Secure Quality Professionals To Complete Inspections and Valuations

The inspection is a process that buyers and sellers take part in to ensure that they are making a sound purchase. Inspectors will typically look at a home’s foundation, roof, plumbing, electrical systems, insulation, windows and doors. They also look for signs of termites or other pests.

Inspectors will use their knowledge of the building codes to identify any potential problems with the home. They will then provide an estimate of how much it would cost to fix these issues if they were not resolved before the sale date.

5. Stay Organized

Organizing your home for sale is as important as the pictures you take. The first impression a potential buyer gets is from your home. It’s not just about making it look pretty, but also about making it feel inviting and cozy.

As a property owner or investor, it is important to have someone who will represent and care for you. Sue Au is a professional Senior Real Estate Negotiator who is committed to making your property purchase or sale a seamless experience from analysing market conditions to negotiating and everything that needs to be done before, during and after the transaction.

Connect with us today for a free appraisal!

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