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Selling Your Home? Top Tips For First-Time Sellers

by Leroy Duncan

As a first time home seller, you may have a difficult time selling your property. You may not know how to prepare the house for sale or deal with prospective buyers. Below is a short guide on how you can execute a successful sale.

Prepare Your Family

Before listing your property on the market, examine how the sale will affect your family. For instance, you may need to relocate. It is a preferable option since most buyers would want to move into the property immediately. Besides, it ensures you do not delay the conveyancing process and lose buyers along the way. Will your kids need to change schools? If you are moving into a smaller house, will you need to sell some items or will you need storage facilities? Without adequate preparation, you may end up losing cash on unnecessary fees later on in the process. 


Remember that extension you did a few years ago? Well, you need paperwork to prove you followed the building code. If you have a swimming pool, apply for a swimming pool fence compliance certificate. You also need the property title, a copy of resident or owners association bylaws and previous house inspection reports. 

Consider the Need for Renovations

Local conveyancing services will visit the property and determine the need for renovations. Your curb appeal is the buyer's first impression. Therefore, you could install a deck, repaint the exterior or renovate your landscape and driveway. If your house is dilapidated, you may consider major repairs such as installing a new roof, floors, kitchen and bathroom fixtures. It is a sure way to improve the value of your house and make it attractive to potential buyers. 

How to Successfully Close the Deal

Below are some tips to help you make a successful sale:

  • Hire a real estate agent to market the property and inform you of interested buyers.
  • Attend home visits to understand what buyers are looking for and any changes they would want you to make on the property.
  • Examine the seriousness of interested buyers by asking them to present a mortgage approval letter.
  • Your conveyancer should act fast. He or she should ensure home inspections and renovations are conducted as soon as you agree with the buyer.
  • The contract should not take too long to expire. It gives you adequate time to look for another buyer if the current one is not interested.
  • Dishonesty could expose you to legal liabilities in the future. Therefore, inform the buyer of any defects on the property. 

Selling your home could not be any easier. Prepare your family, organise your documents, consider the need for renovations and observe the recommended house-selling tips.