Q: “Denise, I am working on my listing presentation project with your team right now and your team asked me if I use a Home Book. I remember this used to be a big deal many moons ago, but I haven’t seen one in years due to homes selling very quickly! Is this still a thing that we should do or is this passé since so much information is available online?”
A: You should absolutely do this because others don’t. It is still great information to have when a potential buyer is viewing a listing in-person or during an open house.
Here are some things that can go into your Home Book:
- Property tax information and history
- Sales history (if relevant)
- Preliminary title report (showing easements, etc)
- Utility information
- Lease information (leased equipment such as propane tanks or solar panels)
- Seller disclosure
- Information on upgrades
- Appliance information
There are analytical people out there who love love love information and by providing it, you will be the go-to. It is well worth it!