Given the proliferation of services that help home buyers and sellers complete their own transaction, you may have considered whether you should go it yourself instead of working with an agent.
Do You Keep Good Maintenance Records On Your Home
Do you ever plan to sell your home? Most of you will say yes. The rest of you will sell at some point, but just don't necessarily know it yet.
If you have sold a home, you are familiar with the required Seller's Property Condition Disclosure form you are required to fill out. If you haven't sold a home, you will see that this form is long and asks a very detailed history of your home. It can be really hard to remember details that you didn't even think would be important.
Lately, I have seen a lot of these forms come in from sellers and the details are very vague and most homeowners possibly forget repairs completely and don't put them on this form. That can get you into legal trouble.
Here is the tip: Keep notes of issues and repairs that you have completed on your home. Write down the contractor/vendor that completed the repairs and their contact information. It is easy to forget what was repaired and who did it after 7, 10, 15 years. But you might need to know those details for the buyer of your home.
Many sellers find that the property condition disclosures take a long time, when they are on a quick deadline to get them done. Save yourself the stress and keep good records now. That way you can breeze through this form and take it easy while a CDA Properties agent works on the hard stuff to sell your home.
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