How can the process of selling your house be facilitated to make it as painless as possible?
Roughly-speaking, selling your house consists of the following steps:
Here are a few very useful tips pertaining mostly to STEP 5 to ensure that the sales process is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
*TIP #1: To avoid running up penalties, give notice on your bond, if possible, 90 days prior to sale, i.e. when you’ve made the decision to sell.
*TIP #2: Budget in advance for the rates and services that are payable to the transferring attorneys.
*TIP #3: Without delay arrange for the inspections for certification (water, electrical, beetle, gas, electric fencing, etc.) after a successful sale is concluded to facilitate the transfer process.
*TIP #4: Remember to inform all your contacts/accounts/postal service with regard to your change of address for mail purposes.
*TIP #5: Remember to arrange the transfer/dis-connection of your telephone/ADSL line and the re-connection at your new home.
*TIP #6: Ensure after transfer that you are refunded for rates and services paid in advance (any excess must be refunded).
Now you are good to go! Relax and good luck.