Gather Documents, Paperwork, and Information

Some important ones include:

  • Any outstanding mortgage balance and pay-off balance;
  • Roof age and any applicable warranty paperwork;
  • Any surveys, permits or certificates of compliance on fences, sheds, decks, etc. ;
  • Dates of home improvement projects, like carpet installation, window installation, bathroom remodels,
    kitchen remodels, etc. ;
  • Ages for any included appliances along with instruction manuals;
  • Age of hot water heater and instruction manuals;
  • Age of central air conditioning system and instruction manuals;
  • Age of furnace along with warranties and instruction manuals.