For Sale By Owner Home Book Thank you for reaching out to me about making your home book. I hope that the information below is of help. If you have questions or need help as you go along please give me a call and we can work something out. I will follow up with you in the next couple of days to see how it is going.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR HOMEBOOK You will need at High quality binder with a plastic sleeve on the front cover to make your home book. You will also need a lot of plastic sheet protectors. I have listed all the information that should be contained in your home book. You will need to attempt to use all the pages listed. The more material that is included the better image it projects to your prospective buyers. Remember to place copies not originals in your home book. If a buyer takes the home book this is a clue that they are interested in the house. This is why you keep the home book separate from your ad material. On the front of the binder add a page in the plastic that includes your address and a color photo of the exterior of your home.
Add the following to your page protectors in the binder:
Photos of each room highlighting the best feature.
Seasonal photos of the outside of your home ( gardens in different seasons, pool in summer, decked out for the holidays etc.)
Before and after photos of any home improvement projects that bring value.
If you live in a complex that has a Clubhouse, pool , Gym or walking areas. Take pictures to include with descriptions
Copy of Property Description
Copy of Plat of the property
Copy of Survey of the property
Copy of Floor Plan and any changes that you have made
Utility History ~ Sewer, Water, Electric, Gas or Propane, Cable, Telephone and Trash collection
Copy HOA documents ~ Bylaws and Fees
Copy of your disclosure statements
Copy Annual Property taxes
Copy of Insurance Premium
Copy of Lender Information
Copy of Home Appraisal
Copy of Home Inspection
Copy of all Major Repairs
Add a list of all warranties that you have on the house or appliances
Information on area schools
Once completed, the home book should be placed on the kitchen counter separate from your ad materials. It should be very visible to prospective buyers. After closing and the home has sold, you should ask the Buyer if they wish to keep the Home Book.