Important Documents You Need to Sell a Home
Before you sell a home, you must prove that you have the right to sell it. If the home still has a mortgage on it, you also need to be able to pay off the mortgage with the proceeds from the sale. You may even need to communicate some important information about the home to the buyer or their attorney. For these reasons, it’s important to gather a variety of documents before you list the home for sale.
If you don’t already have access to these documents, you may need to request copies from lenders, title companies, law firms and other organizations, so give yourself as much time as possible to get everything together. Below you’ll find a list of must-have documents, as well as a list of documents you may need, to sell your parents’ home.
You absolutely must have these documents before putting the house on the market.
Documents You May Need
You may also need the following documents to transfer ownership, pay off an existing loan or answer potential buyers’ questions about the home.