Performance Realty
Brokerage, Independently Owned and Operated


Documents to Find Before You Sell 

Once you have made the decision to sell, it’s time to get some documents collected before the packing starts and the things you need are in a box somewhere! Here’s a list of what we need in order to expedite the listing of your home:

*Survey (for detached homes and freehold townhomes). A survey is a drawn picture of your lot, with an outline of your house inside the lot. It can be on legal size or much larger. You may have received a copy from the builder, lawyer or your previous real estate agent when you purchased the home. 

*Current Property Tax Bill. We will need to know the current property taxes and to know if there are any current special levies. If you do not have the latest tax bill, or your taxes are paid as part of your mortgage, please call the city of Ottawa at 613-580-2400 and ask for the total amount for the current year, including dollars and cents. 

•   *Copy of a Power of Attorney, if applicable

•   *Condo Corporation documentation, including current monthly Condo Fees

•     Mortgage documents and Lender contact information

•     Driver’s Licenses or Passports to comply with Fintrac laws 

•   *Builder’s spec sheet or floor plans, if available

•   *Any existing Rental Agreements.  These may include Alarm System (please call your alarm company to ask if your equipment is owned or rented and if you can cancel your contract when you move), Hot water tank, Water Softener or other Water Treatment System, Furnace

•   *Well and Septic documents, including drawings and permits, water test results

•   *Transferrable Warranties 

•   *List of any Recent Improvements done

•   *Although not a document, we will also need Keys for all buildings, including garages and/or sheds. Please make sure you test the keys in the corresponding doors if you have had new keys made.

We will need copies of the above items marked by an asterisk (
*).  We can either take the documents and make copies for our files then return them to you, or you can have copies ready for us for when we arrive. 

Tel: (613) 238-2801
Toll Free: 1-877-757-7386
Fax: (613) 238-458
165 Pretoria Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 1X1
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