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11 things to do when selling your home

Selling your house can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. Once you’ve decided to sell your house, there’s a few things you’ll need to do before you and your home are ready to go to on the market. We’ve put together 11 things to do when you decide you’re selling, so you can secure your sale and move into your next home quickly.

  1. Repairs – Fix anything that’s obviously broken or dangerous
  2. Building and pest control – Getting a building and pest inspection certificate can shortcut the time a settlement takes. If you don’t get one, it’s likely that the potential buyers will get one done anyway.
  3. Swimming pool inspection – you will need a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance
  4. Smoke alarms – check to make sure they are compliant under the legislation (the Agent can best guide you).  If not, you will need to install smoke alarms and provide a smoke alarm compliance certificate.
  5. Title search – the Agent will do this however you will need to give them a copy of your Rates Notice
  6. Encumbrances on the property/block including easements, rights of way, covenants etc
  7. Set a price
  8. Find a real estate agent and decide how you will sell the house; Private treaty, Auction
  9. Find a solicitor and confirm the fees payable on selling the house
  10. Let Solicitors know when the house has sold and ask for real estate agent to send them the sale contract
  11. Forward your mail and change your address

If you need help with your conveyancing, either buying or selling your home, Louise Klein is our conveyancing expert. Book some time to see Louise by calling 07 4925 0229 or come in to see us at 15 Hill Street, Yeppoon, right across from Chapter Coffee.