Selling a house is not always easy. There are many things to consider if you want to sell well, that is, at the best price and with the least possible number of headaches and headaches.
Whether you decide to sell your home for a family or personal budget reasons, or whether you decide to do so because you are buying another home that is more suited to your needs, it will be good to keep in mind a few but fundamental precautions that we have collected in this article.
So, have you put your house up for sale, or are planning to do so. Unless you are in a particular hurry dictated by economic or logistical needs, the first thing to do is to take the time to sell at the best price and without annoying legal and bureaucratic problems when lawyers and notaries come into play. Here is a brief vademecum of things to do.
- Documents to sell a house: what you need.
- Maintenance, decluttering, and home staging
- When and how to sell a house
- Estimate and evaluation of the property
DOCUMENTS FOR SELLING A HOUSE:
Perhaps the most boring but always a fundamental part of the whole process to sell a house is certainly the bureaucratic one, that is, the collection of documents.
This part is essential not only because the documents in order are required to successfully conclude the notarial deed and therefore finalize the sale of the property, but also because the prudent buyer will request the documents relating to the property before making an official proposal. ‘purchase. However, if you were good and tidy when you bought or renovated the house yourself, you will find all the documents in the drawer or in the dedicated folder. So what are the documents you need to put together?
This is the technical drawing of the house. This document can be requested from the Revenue Real estate Agency and certifies the present structural state of your home, therefore with the official floor plan of all the rooms and spaces that are open or not.
It is understood that the cadastral plan must actually correspond to the structure of your property for sale. If this were not the case, part of the property would be illegal and you will probably have to demolish the abuses and restore the house to its original state. Unless, of course, you do not have the possibility, the grantor legislator, to condone. Not everyone can access this document, but only those who have ownership rights or their delegates.
Historical cadastral survey:
While the cadastral plan certifies the structural state, the historical cadastral survey provides all the historical data regarding the registry and the succession of the property owners. In other words, the historical cadastral survey records the information of the owners of the property who over the years or decades have acquired the house, through sale, donation, inheritance, usucapion, etc.
Since 2015, the historical cadastral surveys also contain information concerning the surface of the property in square meters; and therefore for older properties,
it is possible that this information is not yet updated because the digitization process is not short. In any case, it will also be possible to find here the identification and classification data of the property.
Deed of origin:
No cadastral document, neither plan nor historical, can by itself certify the actual right of ownership over the property or house to be sold. That is, the cadastral document does not provide legal proof of ownership. What certifies will rather be the notarial deed of sale or acquisition in the event that you have come into possession of the house through a donation, inheritance, or other.
In the event that the notarial deed is no longer available due to any loss of documents, a request can be made to the office of the notary who certified the acquisition or to the competent notarial archive of the Ministry of Justice.
The Energy Performance Certificate (APE) is now a mandatory document required in all property sales deeds. Since 2013, an Energy Performance Index (IPE) that calculates the KWh ratio on square meters must also be included in the real estate advertisements; good to know especially for those who want to sell a house privately, without the agency.
If, on the other hand, you have decided to sell a house through a real estate agency, which is always recommended, the agency’s technicians will also be able to help you prepare the APE which lasts ten years.
The energy evaluation aspect is also fundamental from a commercial point of view because the performances are calculated on a scale ranging from A4 (best) to G (worst), where clearly a house with Ape A will sell at a better price. of the same house with Ape G. So if you are pian
HOME MAINTENANCE AND HOME STAGING:
Selling a house can also be an opportunity to optimize and finalize an investment, even if house prices have fallen in recent years, this does not mean that a qualified property cannot perform economically.
Therefore, consider the possibility – as long as there is time to do so – of making an investment yourself on the property to be sold, to the extent of the possibilities and according to the aspects that can be improved, in order to maximize the sale of your new homes in london, or at least minimize any loss.
So there are some simple maintenance interventions, which at relatively low cost can improve the appearance and commercial presentability of your home, whether you are selling a house privately or through a real estate agency.
Fixtures and systems:
Doors and windows are subject to the wear and tear of time more than anything else in a lived-in house. The wood is consumed, the paint is scratched, the hinges fail. The importance of renovating these details when selling a house should not be underestimated.
The impact that these aspects have at first appearance is perhaps more important than many other things that are much more visible. Entering a house with great attention to detail can increase your chance of requesting a sale price from the buyer that is far greater than the cost incurred for the replacement. Renewing the plumbing and electrical systems of a house not only serves to improve energy performance but also to raise the value of the property, in order to be able to present it to potential buyers in the best possible conditions