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Time to put your house on the market?

Posted by Joanne Anderson on 9 September 2013

So the election is over, spring is here, you're starting to think of the new year looming and decide it's time for a move?  

The first step is to contact us at Anderson Conveyancing to prepare a Contract for Sale of your home.  Whether you are listing your property privately, or through one of the local real estate agents, it is a legal requirement to have a Contract prepared. Under legislation, there are certain documents that need to be included in that Contract, and these are arranged by us as your conveyancers.  However, have a look at your documentation from when you purchased to see if you hold anything such as council approval, a survey report, house plans, home warranty insurance (if building work has been undertaken in the last 6 years) or any additional information.  Whilst you are not required to provide any further documents than what will be included in a standard Contract, you will find buyers will ask plenty of questions when they are interested in your property.  The more information you have on hand, the more likely the matter will proceed smoothly and quickly into a sale for you.  

If you don't have any additional documents, it may be a good idea to make a visit to the Contract and see what documents they can provide you with so you have these on hand.  It will save the buyer a trip to Council and in any event, given they are not the owners, Council will not as readily provide the information to them.  If you have a swimming pool, remember to have it registered.  

As well as starting to get your house "spring clean" ready for inspections, make sure you "spring clean" your documentation and give yourself every opportunity to maximise your sales potential.  Give us a call today and  we can answer any questions you may have and get that Contract underway!

Author: Joanne Anderson
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