Once you have decided to sell your home, there are steps you must take to ensure the process will be smooth from start to finish. A good real estate agent will walk you through each step, but preparing on your own before hiring one will also make life easier.

The most important preparation is to take care of all insurance claims, title settlements and unpaid taxes on the property. If this doesn’t apply to you, then great! You’re all set to move forward without any worry. But if someone has filed any liability suits, or you haven’t paid property taxes as often as you should, then you need to handle that before trying to get your home on the market.

If you didn’t take care of this step at the beginning, it will impact the sale later on, probably during escrow. You don’t want to have the sale fall apart because of undisclosed issues that you didn’t settle before putting your home up for sale.

If you are in need of a good escrow agency, contact Vision Escrow. We will help facilitate your real estate sale so that no matter how prepared you were, you’ll end up on top.