Making the decision to sell your house is either a very simple one or something that you can agonise over for months, but whatever the case is, as soon as the ‘For Sale’ sign hits the nature strip, preparation for the impending sale has to kick into high gear (especially with how quick our estate agents seem to sell properties).
Besides emotionally ‘letting go’ of your house there are a number of practical things that have to be done before you walk out the door for the last time in order to make the transition to your new home a smooth one.
Start getting all the sets of keys together including any spare ones you have given to friends or family as well as keys for the garage, shed, letter box and gates. It is also important to collate all the warranties and manuals for any installed appliances such as your hot water system, air conditioner, electric roller door and even your tapware.
If you have ever moved into a new house you will probably know what it is like to receive mail from the previous owners and wonder if it was something important. Here is a handy list of companies and people to start informing of your new address to avoid this kind of hassle:
- Internet Provider (Telstra, iiNet, etc)
- Telephone Provider
- Pay TV Provider
- Gas Provider
- Electricity Provider
- Local Council (rates, water)
- Newspaper/Magazine Subscriptions
- Tax Department
- Social Security
- Medical, Doctors, Optical
- Insurance Company (and don’t forget to get your new property insured!)
- Pool Company
- Security Company
If you have made the decision that now is the right time to sell your house, then congratulations are in order. We understand how stressful selling your house can be, which is why we work with all our clients step-by-step through the sale of their property. If you need any help or advice on how to make this process easier then get in contact with one of our estate agents today so that tomorrow you are ready to hand over the keys to the new owner.