Selling Process for Sub-sales Property in Malaysia

Summarised Selling Process Flowchart for Sub-sales Property in Malaysia

Wondering what is the selling process for a sub-sales property in Malaysia?
For a quick look, you can refer to our summarised selling process flowchart above.

Step 1

appoint an experience agent

Finding the right and experienced agent to help you can make all the difference in the world. Selling property is a serious business and real estate agents have made it their profession to do so. Which means, they have been trained to be familiar with all the steps needed to sell property, including finding the right buyers and negotiation skills. And it’s important to let your agent know if there is an urgency of sale, so that they will handle it will the best solution.

Now you need to set your selling price. To help you find out how much your property may be worth you can either get it appraised by a valuer or a trusted real estate agent. They will provide you with an accurate indication of your property’s worth and the price you should set based on market data, the property type and the price of similar properties in the surrounding area, among other factors.

Step 2

marketing of property

The best way to let people know you have a property for sale is through advertising.  Hire a professional photographer to help stage your home and get the best listing photos to attract prospective buyers. You can then register your home on a listing site and even put it up on social media. You can also ask your friends and family to help you spread the word. Word of mouth is a powerful medium. You can also ask for advertising advice from your agent; they have been trained for this and can tell you about effective, state-of-the-art methods for advertising.

A major deterrent to buyers is an unclean home or one that does not look appealing, inside and out.  Get your home ready for viewings; clean up any dirt and excess clutter, arrange your furniture to make the place look more welcoming, fix any broken items, and if need be, repaint your home so that it looks as good as new. A little effort now will go a long way later.

Once you have finished tidying up your house and have it ready for viewing, then it is time to bring in the prospective buyers. Let the clients explore the house freely with your agent. Let the client feel comfortable and view the property at their own pace. Avoid interjecting yourself too much in conversations. While it’s good to build a relationship with a client, if you talk too much you might make them feel uncomfortable and they might not want to continue the viewing. Use your own good sense to assess the situation and if needed, ask your agent for advice.

Step 3

accepting offer

Once you reached a decision on the price, it’s time to sign a Letter of Offer, also known as a ‘Letter of Offer to Purchase’ or an ‘Agreement To Purchase’. An estate agent will normally ask a buyer to pay an earnest deposit of between 2-3% of the offered sum when they create the letter and they normally keep the earnest deposit in their client’s account as stakeholders from the date the offer is made until the execution of the Sales & Purchase Agreement.

A letter of offer usually contains the following information:

  • The legal names of the vendor (seller) and buyer
  • The legal address of the property
  • The price that has been agreed upon
  • The deposit amount
  • Any items such as fittings included in the sale
  • The date before which the sale and purchase agreement must be signed

Step 4

signing of spa

After you’ve accepted an offer, either you or your agent need to give your lawyer the information they need to begin legal preparations for the sale. When the buyer implements the SPA they will pay the balance of the first 10% of the purchase price. The documents will be sent to you for implementation and will then be stamped. All this must be done within 14 days (2 weeks) of the signing of the “Letter of Offer” or subject to the loan approval date.

Standard SPA terms state that the remaining 90% will be payable to you within three months from when the SPA is signed and stamped. However, the time- period may vary depending upon the agreement, the property type, who you deal with and the mode through which you acquire the property.

Handover of Property

Step 5

handover of property

Down to the final stretch, the lawyer will require your keys once all the payments are made and all the documents are done, the property will successfully be sold and ownership transferred to the buyer. Note that you might have to pay RPGT (Real Property Gains Tax).

PS: Don’t forget to close all account of TNb, Water(Syabas) and Water Indah.

Remember, this is just a basic guide on how to sell your property in Malaysia. When you are ready to sell your property, be sure to do your due diligence, research the matter and most importantly get a good and reliable real estate agent/advisor to help guide you through the process.

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