Before you sell your home, it’s time to make preparations to sell! You know to repaint the walls, declutter, give the place added curb appeal, and update areas or appliances that look a little worse for wear. But what many homeowners may miss in their preparations are collecting important documents and information that will set you apart from other homeowners selling their property in Heber Valley.
You may want to wait to put your home on the market until you have a few key documents and details ready regarding your home. When you work with real estate agents and brokers Davis-Coleman Realty, we will make sure that you’re completely prepared for any knowledgeable home buyers who walk through your doors, to not only be impressed with the look and feel of your home, but also the other information you bring to the table.
To get you started, we’ll check for and help you gather up these important documents and pieces of information that will make your home look more favorable to potential homebuyers.
1. Professional Property Appraisal
An appraisal will be necessary for closing, but having that professional assessment beforehand can be to your advantage. Show homebuyers that your home is reasonably priced and is of great value to them. Having an appraisal on hand will be helpful as well for providing accurate square footage for homebuyers to envision what furniture they can fit into certain rooms.
Our real estate brokerage can help you find a certified home appraiser with experience evaluating properties in Heber Valley and surrounding areas.
2. Floor Plan
As part of your appraisal, you may want to include an appraisal sketch. If not, be sure to at least have some sort of floor plan or blueprint to present to buyers. Even more helpful will be if you include a digital version of the floor plan with the listing’s photographs. Then any viewers can have a clearer visualization of your property to decide if this is the home for them.
3. Property Survey
Check that you have an up-to-date property survey. Many of the details from the survey can be included in your home listing to make it stand out from other MLS listings. Such details can include property lines, how much buildable land is available for a pool or other fun features, what features are currently included in the property such as a local stream or pond, etc. It’s good to have this ready before the home is under contract for a smoother closing process.
4. Maintenance and Repair Records
Before selling, keep an updated list of recent upgrades, repairs, or maintenance performed on your home systems and the property itself. These records gives buyers an idea of what they won’t need to worry about addressing for a few months or years, and which areas may need some more immediate TLC.
Another helpful bit of information those buying your home may appreciate are a list of companies you’ve worked with in the past on these maintenance and repairs. Ultimately, they will decide which HVAC service technician, hot tub maintenance provider, pest control company, or property manager they want. But many will appreciate knowing the companies you’ve entrusted before, especially if they are new to the Heber Valley area.
5. Utility Bills
New homeowners won’t just be paying a monthly mortgage but also public utilities. Give them an idea of how much electric, water, and other utility bills are going to cost. Homebuyers will appreciate you willingly providing a 1 or 2-year average for monthly utility costs so that they have a better idea of what to expect each month.
6. HOA Fees and Regulations
For homes in a community with a Homeowners Association, homebuyers will also want to know what fees they can expect to pay to the HOA each month. What may also be helpful is if the homebuyer understands where those fees go to (community pool, clubhouse, snow removal, yard work and landscaping, etc.) and what they can expect in community regulations. HOA bylaws, rules, and fees are all important and necessary documents to provide homebuyers that your real estate agent can help you collect.
7. Warranties and Manuals
A big incentive for homebuyers are appliances or other parts of the home that will still be under warranty when they move in. Keep any warranties all together for quick reference, and don’t forget to include any manuals as well! That includes manuals and warranties for your kitchen appliances, HVAC system, and other recently purchased products or services still under warranty.
Prepare to Sell with an Experienced Real Estate Team
Assembling all these materials to provide the buyer upfront makes you look prepared and reliable and can make a huge difference in how quickly you are able to sell property in Heber Valley. But don’t worry; you don’t have to do this on your own. Brokers and agents at Davis-Coleman Realty are here to help you gather up all the information you need so that you are completely prepared to put your home on the market and sell it faster. Get in touch with us today to begin!