Sell Your AZ Home – Information For Your Arizona Real Estate Agent
In preparing to sell your AZ home, you will need to provide the closing agent – usually the title company – the amount of your loan payoff. In most cases, your real estate agent will have a form for you to sign for submission to your lender authorizing them to provide this loan pay-off information to the title company.
If you have recently paid your annual Arizona real estate taxes, when not paid by a monthly escrow deposit to your lender, you should be prepared to provide a real estate tax payment receipt to the closing agent. When paid by a monthly escrow deposit, your loan pay off statement will reflect tax payment status.
You will need to provide your real estate agent with your community’s Home Owners Association contact information – if there are multiple HOA’s, contact information for all of them. Also, a description of any community facilities – pools, sports courts, meeting rooms, etc. – and any rules for the use of these as well as access means, should be included.
One of the greatest marketing tools is a print of the floor plan for your home; if you have on available, providing it to your real estate agent will be a welcome contribution to the marketing of your home.
Nearly as beneficial is a print of any land survey of your home, showing how the home is situated on the land.
Sellers of Arizona homes connected to on-site waste-water systems, must provide an inspection performed by a qualified inspector not more than six months prior to transfer of ownership.
Likewise with water wells, if your home is serviced by one, any recent copy of water test reports should be provided to your real estate agent.
Bills describing any recently done repairs are an excellent source of information showing any updates during the time you owned the home
replaced water heater
replaced heating and air conditioner units
Any warranty papers and transfer agreement papers associated with these repairs should accompany this list.
A history of any insurance claims during your ownership of the home will be asked for by your buyer, so should be provided to your real estate agent.
Providing information about cluster mailbox numbers, locations, and keys, should be on your list also.
If available, contact information of any utility companies – water, sewer, electric, cable, internet, trash disposal; and if you have time, a spreadsheet of costs of these services is helpful.
The contact information of any specialty service providers that you use may also benefit your real estate agent in selling your home. Some examples are landscaping or lawn care workers, pool service companies, handyman services, septic inspector, pest control companies, chimney sweeps.
Before your home is actually offered for sale by a real estate agent, you will be asked to fill out a Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement which will have questions, most of which can be answered through all this information you have provided your real estate agent.