What Do I Need to Do Before I Can Put My House on the Market?

October 21st 2019

Before you put your house on the market, there are several important documents and disclosures you need to provide.

The first is an agency agreement; This document is provided by your real estate agent and it contains the key details of the parties involved in the sale of your property: you, the agent and your lawyer. Until you sign this, your agent cannot act on your behalf to sell your home.

Regardless of what kind of home sale method you choose (e.g. auction, fixed), you should also disclose information to your agent when you put your home up for sale such as certificates for any building work, building consents and code of compliance.


Before you put your house on the market, it's important to know your competition, the market and to make sure your house is looking its best.

The art of presenting a property for sale is an important one to master. Presentation is often the reason that two properties that appear the same on paper, sell for vastly different prices.

Download our expert guide to selling your property.