If you are planning to sell your home, it’s a good idea to seek conveyancing assistance to ensure your best interests are protected when a sale is made. At GMS Legal & Conveyancing, our team comprising our lawyer and conveyancers are able to review paperwork and help you understand all terms of the contract.
Servicing clients across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Toukley, we have helped settle countless property sales since 1988. Selling or purchasing a new home is an exciting time, but often the overwhelming amount of paperwork can cause the whole process to become highly stressful – that’s why we’re here to help!
In NSW, a residential property cannot be advertised for sale until a contract of sale has been prepared. It’s highly recommended to consult a solicitor to clarify the terms within the contract that would be provided to your buyer. This can include the inclusion of any fixtures or fittings within the house, your obligations to existing tenants, any alterations you’ve made to the property and any other special terms you want included.
It’s also important that when you do receive an offer that you plan to accept, the contract is reviewed again by your solicitor. If you still owe money on the property you’re selling, your solicitor can also talk to your financial institution to discuss how much you need to pay to discharge the mortgage.
The role of your solicitor is to always have your best interests at heart, gathering all the required paperwork and making sure the sale proceeds as smoothly as possible. The team from GMS Legal & Conveyancing is here to take away any stress that comes with selling your property.
After the contract and paperwork has been sorted, your real estate agent will begin to advertise your property. This typically includes weekly open house sessions, where potential buyers can walk through your property and see the area in person. It’s important that you choose a property agent that you can trust, as it’s their job to negotiate for the best possible selling price.
Make sure to clean your home prior to inspections. This can include mowing the lawn, removing weeds in the garden, taking out the trash and vacuuming the floors. Presenting a clean home can make a world of difference on the impression your property makes. So, take the time to clean your floors and windows so you can present your home at its best.
If you still have question regarding your responsibilities as a seller, give us a call today for more information. We’re more than happy to walk you through the process step-by-step at our Toukley office. You can also read more on the best tips and advice on selling your property on our blog and resources page.