MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE

Real Estate

Now that you have the staging and de-cluttering down pat, it's time to do some paperwork....

Your listing agent will ask you to fill out a Seller's Disclosure document. This document is a questionnaire of your home's features and characteristics over the time period that you lived there. For example, how old is the roof? have you had a water issues? This disclosure form is the information to give to the buyers so they can better understand the real bones of your home, not just how pretty it is.

My recommendation to my clients is to start making a list of updates, remodels, etc. It's also important to remember what date you made these changes. The buyers love to know that you replaced the shingles on your roof 4 years ago and that the A/C was replaced 6 years ago. Maybe you updated your bathroom or installed new carpeting in the bedrooms a few years ago as well. When you start this LIST, you'll be surprised what you remember you did to your home over the past years. If you have receipts--that will help you remember when you did the work to your home.

One big issue I've encountered is that homeowners don't receive final permits on work that was completed. For example, the plumber replaced your hot water heater but he forgot to get the final permit (or close out the permits) from the town. These little things can be easily rectified but you should be aware! As your Realtor, I am always careful about the details, and this a big detail.

START KEEPING YOUR LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE! 

I'm happy to help you navigate the entire process including the details!