Organizing Paper Work to Sell My Home
I certainly am planning on using a realtor to guide me but the more I can accomplish ahead of time, the less stress I will have because of scrambling for certain documents on demand. I am aware that if I am missing any documents it could slow down my progress.
Items that are necessary:
Original sales contract for my home with the purchase price
Property deed that shows legal ownership of my property along with the original title search and title-insurance policy
Professional appraisal done when I bought the house and any changes I have made to the house since that appraisal
Home repair and maintenance records
Mortgage and financing documents
Records regarding my homeowner’s insurance
Property tax records – these will also provide the buyer with such information as the schools and other tax information
If I belonged to a homeowner’s association, I’d need all related documents
Also nice to have:
Home inspection papers to show the structural integrity of my home
Manuals and warranty information on major appliances that will be part of the sale
Utility bills to give prospective owners an idea of the utility costs
I will start right away putting together folders with all of this information. Right now I am having even more work done on my home to improve its value and will keep these records as well as the name and contact information of the person doing the work.
If you have been through this process and have some suggestions to make, I would truly appreciate it.
Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer