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When you sell your house, you must work with a number of different people. Though most people think about the real estate agent—and they’re important—there are several others you need to consult with as well. These individuals will help finalize the process and help you move on to your new home. You don’t want to leave an important person out, so here are four of the people you need to talk to when it’s time to close on your house.
Your house is probably your biggest investment. You may think it’s the right time to sell, but is it, really? You should talk to your financial advisor to go over your financial situation. They can give you advice on whether you are even in a position to sell your house at the moment. They may also be able to help you decide whether you should take an offer or not.
You need to have an inspector come examine your house. While the inspector will likely find things you don’t necessarily want to hear, it will allow you to come to the fairest agreement possible. In some cases, you can even use the inspection results to your advantage. If the inspector gives you exceptional ratings, you may be able to use this to negotiate a higher price for the house than you initially expected. You can also use the inspection results to make decisions on what repairs you will complete before you sell.
Conveyancing is the process of legally transferring ownership of your house to the new owners. You want to talk to the conveyor to ensure that everything appears to be in order with the paperwork and financing. They’ll make sure that all the necessary documents are in place and ready to go. This is one of the final steps in the house selling process, so you want to make sure it goes through without a hitch.
You want to communicate with the people who will be buying your home. This is a large sale, and you may want to know the people who will be living in the same house where you created so many memories. Meet for lunch or invite them over to discuss the house and answer any questions they may have. When the sale finalizes, consider sending or leaving them a nice welcome present.
Selling your house is one of the biggest sales of your life. It involves a lot of work and a lot of collaboration. You want to be as thorough as possible, so make sure you talk to everyone who might have valuable information or advice.
Anita Ginsberg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg
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