Residential Seller’s Checklist

You want to sell your property, but what are the steps you need to take to ensure a reliable and efficient process? Here’s what you need to consider and action.

Step 1: Be aware of the time frame

The entire selling process will take at least six weeks, once you have an agreed buyer.

Step 2: Market your property

Find a buyer and prevent void periods by marketing your property across a wide range of media avenues.

Step 3: Make your property stand out

First impressions count, so showcase your property in the best possible light to attract buyers.

Step 4: Understand your price

Understand at what price properties similar to yours are selling for. Remember that prices advertised and prices sold at are different. Set realistic prices to avoid delays on generated interest.

Step 5: Be flexible with viewings

Ensure flexibility of viewing timings to increase the speed of the selling process.

Step 6. Organise your paperwork

Prepare the necessary documentation. This includes the Sales & Purchase Agreement (SPA), the title deed, floor plans and a location map.

Step 7: Pay off your mortgage

Produce a liability letter from the bank that you have the mortgage on your property with. Once you do, the buyer’s bank will then arrange to pay off your mortgage.
You may be asked to sign a few documents pertaining to authorising your bank to accept the settlement of the loan and instructing the bank to release the property documents once the mortgage is settled.
The buyer’s bank will pay off the mortgage while your bank issues the clearance documentation.

Step 8: Transfer of Ownership

You would then need to meet with the buyer, the buyer’s bank, agent and the mortgage consultant at the developer’s office (if it is a property under construction)  to initiate the transfer.

Step 9:

If the buyer’s bank issues a guarantee letter, you will receive the cheque for any additional payment a week later. The buyer’s contribution will be paid to you through a manager’s cheque.