Get Your Paperwork Together
After you sign the Listing Agreement with me or another real estate professional, your agent will need a lot of documents from you to prepare your home for sale. Among the things your Realtor will want to see are:
- Pay-off Notice: a letter to your mortgage lender stating intention to payoff your home loan (when you sell your home)
- Assessments or Easements: if there's a tax assessment or easement on your property, documents stating so will have to be included in the purchase contract
- Property Taxes: proof of the property taxes you've paid
- Utilities: you'll need to provide a record of the past 12 months of utility bills.
You’ll want to make it clear now which items in the home you want to take with you – the heirloom chandelier in the dining room, the washer and dryer set you just bought last month – and which items can stay behind as part of the home sale. Your real estate professional will show you which items you should put away or replace before your house goes on the market.