You may not realize in the hustle and bustle of the home listing process, but there are a few crucial documents you should have on hand when selling your home. Don’t get caught empty handed, spending hours frantically searching for a piece of paper you stashed at the bottom of your “junk” drawer. Here is a list of helpful documents to have prepared ahead of schedule:
The deed is used to show your legal ownership of the home, and is used as the signed legal instrument used to transfer ownership to the new homebuyer.
A survey of your property that outlines the lot size and location of buildings as well as details of encroachments from neighbouring properties. If issues surrounding lot lines arise, your survey will be invaluable in settling those disputes.
Our local Real Estate Board (WECAR) requires us to show the annual property tax assessment on the listing agreement which helps to prevent confusion and saves Buyers time from having to contact municipalities.
Buyers find it extremely helpful when you are able to provide utility bills for different seasons of the year. This helps buyers calculate the affordability of owning your specific home, helps confirm there are no major leaks and the thermal efficiency of your home.
You will want to have on hand any existing warranty information on the house, including the furnace, various appliances, the roof, and any other items still under manufacturer’s warranty.
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