So you are ready to sell your property? Have you paid off your mortgage? Is the price you have set realistic? Will prospective buyers be able to make it to the viewing timings you have allotted? There is a lot to think about when you are selling your property. Use our handy guide to ensure you are prepared for your upcoming sale.
Be aware of the time frame
The entire selling process will take at least six weeks, once you have an agreed buyer.
Market your property
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Understand your price
Understand at what price properties similar to yours are selling for. Remember that prices advertised and prices sold at are different. Set realistic prices to avoid delays on generated interest.
Be flexible with viewings
Ensure flexibility of viewing timings to increase the speed of the selling process.
Organise your paperwork
Prepare the necessary documentation. This includes the Sales & Purchase Agreement (SPA), the title deed, floor plans and a location map.
Pay off your mortgage
Produce a liability letter from the bank that you have the mortgage on your property with. Once you do, the buyer's bank will then arrange to pay off your mortgage. You may be asked to sign a few documents pertaining to authorising your bank to accept the settlement of the loan and instructing the bank to release the property documents once the mortgage is settled. The buyer's bank will pay off the mortgage while your bank issues the clearance documentation.
Transfer of Ownership
The next step is to submit a copy of the NOC to the buyer's bank. The bank will then take about 2-3 days to prepare the final documentation for the property transfer. You would then need to meet with the buyer, the buyer's bank, agent and the mortgage consultant at the developer's office (if it is a property under construction) or at the Dubai Land Department to initiate the transfer.
If the buyer's bank issues a guarantee letter, you will receive the cheque for any additional payment a week later. The buyer's contribution will be paid to you through a manager's cheque.