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Documents Needed For Home Sellers


Selling a home can feel the most stressful up until a there’s a contract on the house and the inspection report is complete. After that, home sellers are mostly counting down days until the closing. Home sellers should stay in touch with the closing agent regarding the scheduled closing date as these are often moved. Then, it’s time to focus on which documents are needed in order to complete the sale. The home buyers, of course, will be signing a much larger stack of paperwork, but there are still some items home sellers need to bring as well.  They include….

  • Certificate of title – This swears that the home sellers have the right to sell the property.
  • The deed – This will transfer ownership of the property.
  • Statement of closing costs – This is a detailed statement of all costs associated with the sale of the home. Signed by both buyer and seller.
  • Mechanic’s lien – The name of this document throws many home sellers off at first. A mechanic’s lien simply states that there is no possibility of a lien being placed on the property for work that has been done but not paid for. Think contractors and subcontractors.
  • I.D statement – Home sellers will need to provide a valid Driver’s License or passport to verify they are who they say they are.

That’s it! Not nearly as many documents as the home buyers are signing, but these should still be read through carefully. Home sellers should always double check wording and numbers for accuracy before signing.


Are you ready to sell your Nashville home? Call DeSelms Real Estate today at 615.550.5565 and talk with one of our agents about starting the process!



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