Paperwork for selling a house

If you’re selling a house for the first time (or heck… even for the second or third time), then you’re probably wondering what paperwork is required to sell your home.

That’s a common question we get at Forge Property Solutions , where we’ve worked for many years in Stockton buying and selling real estate. 

And since we’ve got a good bit of experience, we thought we’d help. 

Here is the main paperwork you’ll need to worry about when selling your home. 

BEFORE LISTING

  • Home Appraisal (from when you purchased the home)
  • Mortgage and Financing Documents
  • Deed
  • Original Sales Contract (from when you purchased the home)
  • Property Survey (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Occupancy (if applicable)
  • Tax Records
  • HOA Documents (if applicable)

DURING LISTING

  • Listing Agreement (if using a real estate agent)
  • Market Analysis & Marketing Materials (often done by real estate agent)
  • Easement Agreements (if applicable)
  • Statutory Disclosure Forms

ACCEPTING OFFER

  • Purchase Offer (made by potential buyer and/or their real estate agent)
  • Final Purchase & Sale Agreement (when offer is accepted)
  • Affidavit of Title
  • Transfer Tax Declarations
  • Estimated Closing Statement

CLOSING

  • Deed To Home
  • Release of Mortgage Lien
  • Title Report
  • Title Insurance
  • Warranty & Maintenance Receipts
  • Bill of Sale

We know that’s a lot of paperwork… but selling a home isn’t a walk in the park — there are a lot of moving parts to keep in mind. 

You can get more details on each document by searching in Google. 

And if you want to skip the hassle of selling your home the traditional way, give us a call at 209-231-6222 and we’ll make you a fair cash offer!

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