10 Record Keeping Tips For Selling Your Fort Worth Home
It is important to record and file information relevant to your property once you purchase. I always suggest not waiting until you decide to make a move. It will take time to gather this information from old bills, tax statements, work receipts, service contracts, and warranty documents, but it pays off when you sell your Fort Worth home.
I'm able to research and answer a few of the questions that may be asked by prospective buyers about your home and property. The following questions can be expected and you should have the information to answer them:
● What do you pay in property taxes? This may change yearly.
● How much does it cost to heat and cool your home? A general answer such as during the different seasons would be helpful.
● What do you pay for gas and electricity? This too will vary.
● What do you pay for water and who supplies it? Water may be co-op, city or well.
● How old are various structural components and systems, including the roof, water heater, furnace, and plumbing system? Keep all your warranties filed.
● How old are appliances that will stay with the house? Gives the buyer an idea if they will need to soon replace any major appliances.
● Do yo have any guarantees or warranties on appliances or components of the home, such as siding or roofing, and are these warranties transferable? Most are transferable, not all.
● Are there any fees for municipal or private services, such as garbage pickup, and what are those services? Some communities allow you to burn trash.
● Is your house located on a floodplain? If so, what kind of insurance is required? ● Have you had water problems in the basement or through the roof? If so, you must show the buyer that you have rectified the problem. Do you have warranties or guarantees on the work?
● Where are the local schools, and what is the quality of teachers, sports and bus information? Most information can be located online for schools. Still, parents are the best source.
Having such detailed information readily available will aid prospective buyers to make quick decisions on the suitability of your property for their future. This information is required to complete your sellers disclosure document for potential buyers.