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Checklist: The Home Seller’s Questionnaire

Asking the seller questions about the property you’d like to buy can be intimidating. Worse, you might not get the answers to all the questions you’d like to ask. So, having a seller’s questionnaire will ease the questioning process.

1. Seller’s basic Information

Start with the basic information about the seller. This information basically is how you can best contact them. It may include their names, emails, and their preferred time for you to contact them.

2. Total Costs

Ask the seller about the total costs of purchasing the property. Make sure both of you are clear on this so that you can picture out and adjust your budget.

  • The property itself
  • Home inspection
  • Appraisal
  • All about mortgage
  • Taxes

3. Major Repairs and Renovations

Another item on the checklist is the repairs and renovations. Bad renovations and plumbing will only end up costing you so much money.

  • Roofing
  • Electrical outlets
  • HVAC
  • Structural additions

4. Things Included in the Sale

Ask the seller what’s included in the sale so that you won’t have problems in the long run. Make sure it’s clear.

  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Home appliances
  • Sheds
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Window treatments
  • Wall-mounted sound systems

5. everything about the selling

Another thing on your seller’s questionnaire is their reason for selling the house. Also, inquire about their financial information, basically about the mortgage.

  • The reason for the sale
  • Date of sale preference
  • Ideal selling price
  • Mortgage payments
  • Mortgage amount owed
  • Monthly mortgage payment

6. home showings and open houses

Open houses and showings are important for buyers to examine the home and decide whether they would like to buy it or not. It also helps to determine if the seller’s asking price matches the condition of the home.

  • Best preferred days for showing (Monday to Sunday)
  • The preferred days for open houses (Monday to Sunday)

7. Length of Time on Market

Information about the home’s length of time on the market should also be included in your seller’s questionnaire to help you decide.

  • 1-3 months
  • 4-6 months
  • 6 months and longer

Also Read: The Home Buying Process Roadmap


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