What needs to be removed when selling a house?

As annoying as it sounds, it's important to erase the evidence that you actually live in your home every time you show it to a potential buyer. Remove personal items such as toothbrushes, medicines, shampoo, glasses, laundry baskets, dirty dishes, etc. Major appliances, such as the stove and refrigerator, are often included in the sale despite being mobile in most cases. In any case, they are large and significant enough for savvy buyers and sellers to ensure that they have reached a clear agreement on whether to stay or leave.

Do a title search and get title insurance The final tour usually occurs 24 hours before closing. The buyer and his agent will tour the property one last time to make sure everything is in order. Keep all seller disclosures, as well as the purchase agreement and final statement. Ideally, your escrow officer or closing agent will give you a complete package containing all of these things at closing time.

Do your best to keep them in one place, as you may need them again in case something happens. Your political banners, college diplomas, family portraits, and bear rugs should be removed when you list your house for sale. Personal effects can discourage potential buyers if they don't share your beliefs and preferences.

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