The first formal step in marketing your property is to enter into a Listing Agreement - a contract that commits to me as your Real Estate Professional to actively market your home for a specified period of time.
Additional documents that maybe required and kept handy are:
Plan of Survey or Location Certificate
A Survey of your property which outlines the lot size and location of buildings as well as details of encroachments from neighbouring properties. This may be required in certain areas to complete the sale of your home. Your legal professional may recommend a survey, especially if significant changes have been made to your property.
Property Tax Receipts or Bill
Most Listing Agreements require that the current annual property tax assessments be shown.
Few homeowners know the exact balance of their mortgage as it is paid down. You will be asked to authorize your mortgage lender to provide the figures required.
Deed or Title Search
This document is a legal description of your property and the proof that you own it.
In some instances, it may help the sale of your property if you can provide prospective buyers with information on such items as annual heating, electrical, and water expenses, as well as any recent home improvement costs or permits.