A Checklist for Selling your House and Buying your New Dream Home
Anyone can use the lists below from the person who is a first-time home buyer or the seasoned seller and buyer. Use it as you like; it’s to support you in your journey to selling or buying your home.
Selling Your House
Find out Your Mortgage payout
Get a market evaluation
Count the cost:
Real Estate costs
Prepare Your House for Sale
Decide to do minor renovations
Depersonalize your home
Keep all the lights enduring the showings
Keep a clean smell, but no fragrances
Keep pets out of the house
Take out all garbage
Clean yard and landscaping
A tidy and organized house
Consider the best offer
Is it within the time frame I want?
Is it the price I want?
Do they have unrealistic conditions?
Are you looking for people to bid?
Buying Your Dream Home
Talk to your local mortgage broker about a pre-approval. They’ll look at
Discuss the options you have with your real estate agent on the pre-approval amount you’ve got.
Decide on property features
What kind of community do you want to move to?
Are you looking to move closer to a school?
Move closer to family?
Move closer to work?
Are you looking to increase the size?
Are you looking for something more manageable in size?
Do you want a place to work out?
Are you looking for a pool in the backyard?
Are you looking for a place to garden?
Going to Showings, take notes, and rate each property
Submitting an offer
Are you going to bid for your next house?
Are you looking to submit an offer on a house with no other competing offers?
Fulfilling conditions, layout conditions in your favor
Ensure they clean the property of any debris, and it swept
Be ready to get an inspector
Get ready to get a surveyor
Talk to your mortgage broker about fulling the financing you got pre-approved for
Are you submitting no conditions? Remember, it’s an attractive offer for the seller, however risky for the buyer.
Prepare for closing, stay in good communication with all parties involved
Your mortgage broker
Your insurance company
Keep in mind fees that will come at closing, lawyer fees, and land transfer tax.
Consider getting a professional cleaner to freshen up your new home before moving in, even fumigation, pest control, or other services to clear your home
Consider renovations before moving. Renovations can be as minor as painting or as significant as gutting the entire house; it’s up to you
Tips on moving
create a checklist
notify people and companies where you’re moving
declutter before you start packing
invest in quality moving boxes
have different colour packing labels
use the correct size box
don’t leave space in the box
take your time and be organized
Print this out, or bookmark it on your computer; this checklist empowers you to make sure you have everything you need to sell your home successfully and buy your next home with confidence.