Things to Do Before you Sell your Home

Selling your home is an exciting time, as with mixed emotions you prepare for the next chapter in your life, and there are many things to arrange prior to putting the property on the market. While it might seem like an uphill struggle, in a few months, when you have settled into your new home, you will look back with fondness at the experience of relocating, and in order to help with the process, here are a few important aspects to check off your list of things to do.

  • Cancel All Subscriptions – Any magazines or other publications you have delivered need to either be cancelled, or the provider notified of your new address, whichever is relevant. The Internet and landline provider will need to be informed of your moving date and that you want the service terminated at that point.

  • Carry out Repairs or Renovations – If there are any repairs needed, they should be done prior to offering the house up for sale, and anything that looks untidy should be addressed. Go round the house and make a list and your local builder could probably complete the work in a single day, and once this is done, a potential buyer will not point out anything that needs to be repaired.

  • Swimming Pool Compliance – If you live in Australia, you will have to obtain either a pool compliance or non-compliance certificate before you can sell the property. There are approved pool fence certifiers in Sydney and they can pay you a visit to ensure that your pool complies with the safety requirements, and while you can sell the property with a non-compliance certificate, this is something the new owner would have to do, so it is better to do it now.

  • Inform Domestic Service Providers – Plumbers, electricians, roofing contractors and any other service that you sometimes use should be informed that you are relocating, and should your new home ne nearby and you wish to continue your relationship, inform them of your moving date and new address. Of course, if you are moving out of the area, then all the service providers need to know you no longer require their services.

  • Inform all your Friends – It would be rather embarrassing if a good friend were to decide to pay you a surprise visit, only to find you no longer live there! You could do this via social media, or send everyone a text to tell them of your new address and the date of your relocation.

  • Say Goodbye to your Neighbours – Of course, some of your neighbours may have become good friends, so you will obviously keep in touch, and for others, pay them a quick visit and mention that you are moving. It is a nice touch, especially if you have helped each other over the years, and if you feel like it, you could host a small party and invite all the neighbours.

Planning is the key to a successful relocation and by taking all of the above into account, the move should pass without incident and you can move on to the next exciting phase of your life.












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