Keep our paperwork? But we will NEVER SELL OUR HOME!

Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Keep our paperwork? But we will NEVER SELL OUR HOME! 


Many people build or purchase a home with the intention of owning it forever. Little do they realize that life events dictate their direction. Some past clients recently put their home on the market after 20+ years.


In that time, they hired a contractor who added on to the square footage of the home and built and workshop in the back yard. All permits were pulled through the building department and signed off with inspections.


Flash forward to today. 


Potential home buyers will require documentation to be available to them when performing their 'home work' based on the Buyer's Due Diligence form and Seller's Property Condition Disclosure form. 


Some appraisers may require the paperwork when assessing the property's value if buyers are getting a mortgage and home inspectors will evaluate the condition of the home, paying close attention to the SPCD.


Going through the proper channels when improving a home is essential to the overall health of a home. Shortcutting or doing it yourself without little or experience can have adverse effects when time to sell.


My advice to homeowners:

File all documents that pertain to remodels, repairs and extending square footage of a home, garage, outbuildings in a very safe place so -if and when- the home changes ownership, you can provide a viable paper trail immediately rather than searching through 20+ years of history.




Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at to help because Wanda Can!


A portion of every successful real estate transaction goes to Bed 'n' Biscuits to help fund Switchpoint, a local homeless shelter.

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Comments (9)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Good advice as always!  I have to go through some of my older stuff and toss

Mar 16, 2018 07:25 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wanda

I agree it's wise advice to keep all paperwork about your home purchase along with improvements made, etc. You never know what documentation might be needed, especially if the changes were extensive.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mar 16, 2018 07:54 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! sage advice for all homeowners.... never say never, when it comes to selling...,save yourself the hassle and keep your documents in a safe place.

Mar 16, 2018 08:48 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Very good advice, keep all and every piece of paperwork relating to anything you got permission to do. We recently had a local township try to tell a homeowner he did not have permission to do some work, because they had no record of issuing the permit. They were very red faced when he went inside and pulled out his signed permits.

Mar 16, 2018 02:01 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

When it comes to paperwork, I am a pack rat Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, it has saved me several times!

Mar 16, 2018 06:47 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

People will ask for it and it can become a deal breaker between buyers and sellers if it is not produced Jeff Dowler! This I say from experience. 

Mar 16, 2018 06:48 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Sometimes there are no choices when it comes to selling, except to put it on the market and have a good paper trail for buyers Barbara Todaro. Or there could be trouble ahead!

Mar 16, 2018 06:50 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 and so possible as you just proved! Is it in the left pocket or the right pocket?! 

Mar 16, 2018 06:51 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Wanda.

I have all my paperwork for our current home.  We are in the market for another place to move.  I'll have it all ready when the time comes.

Mar 17, 2018 03:10 AM

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