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When selling your home there is a laundry list of things to be done. From pricing to staging to open houses, there is a lot to prepare for. However, an important piece of selling your home is often one that is overlooked, that is the disclosure of any flaws or defects to potential buyers. Not only is it important, but in many states it is legally required.
So what exactly are you suppose to disclose? Most states require disclosure of any "material facts", that is anything that may affect the buyer's decision or price offer. Some examples of material facts include the age of property components and systems, leaky roof or cracked foundation and information about developments that might affect the property, such as planned roadways, etc.
Disclosure laws vary from state to state and in some cases you may be legally bound to disclose information about crimes that may have occurred at the property, seismic activity, or notification to buyers about the proximity of a registered sex offender. Check with your Realtor or attorney for disclosure requirements specific to your area.
If you are questioning whether to disclose something, it's usually safest just to do so. A buyer who proves you knowingly withheld material facts about your property can claim damages suffered or demand price concessions. Again, your Realtor or attorney can assist you if you have questions about what to disclosure.
After you have spoken with your Realtor and/or attorney and created a list of disclosures, it is a good idea to put everything down in writing. Most states require the use of special disclosure forms. After reviewing the form, the buyer should acknowledge receipt of the disclosure by signing and dating it at the bottom.
The most important thing to consider when disclosing material facts is that anything questionable will more than likely be questioned. It's a good idea to think about what you would want to know about your new home and use that as a guide for what to disclose to your potential buyers. It's also not a bad idea to remember that there is the potential of legal recourse for anything you fail to disclose and which it's clear you were aware of.
My name is Jason Opland and welcome to my blog! This will be an inside look at the Columbus, Ohio Real Estate Market. For over 6 years, I have specialized in helping clients sell and purchase homes in Columbus and all across Ohio. Everything you need to know about buying or selling a home can be found here on my Blog! As an experienced real estate professional in the Columbus community, I am dedicated to providing the finest service available while breaking new ground. If you have any questions, or if you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Columbus, I’d invite you to call or email me today!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.