Real estate laws can matter quite a bit when it is time to sell your home. Make sure that whatever real estate professional you use to try and market and sell your home is well versed with the applicable laws and stipulations, both at state and local levels, so that you can go through the process without incident. Otherwise, you might risk complicating the process and even see deals evaporate before everything is signed and completed in full detail.
One set of real estate laws you should worry about before you ever try to market your home is building codes.
While home buyers are likely to have a home inspector look over your house inch by inch before formally purchasing it from you, you should actually have a home inspection of your own done so that you can find out every potential issue with your home.
Most localities require full disclosure regarding the history and status of a home to prospective buyers, but this will look a lot better if you not only find out the issues but take care of them before going on market.
While it is always possible a buyer’s home inspector will find something you weren’t aware of, and you might either reduce the price to compensate or take care of it in advance, if they find too much, they might back out of the negotiations because the home is not as great as it looked.
Even if an inspection does not turn up hazards like bad wiring or termites, it might find things that are not up to code. This can be anything from oversized swimming pools to an oversized bedroom added after the home was built. Correcting these with the local government is usually necessary before home can be legally sold.