Get Your Paperwork Together
When you meet with your new listing agent, he or she will need a lot of documents from you to prepare your home for sale. Among the things he or she will want to see are:
Pay-off Notice: A letter to the lender stating intention to payoff the mortgage.
Assessments or Easements: If there’s a tax assessment or easement on the property, documents stating such will have to be included in the purchase contract.
Property Taxes: Proof of property taxes paid.
Utilities: Provide a record of the past 12 months’ 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 can stay behind as part of the home sale. Your real estate professional can help show you which items you should put away or replace before your house goes on the market.