Step 9.5

What are the 'steps' to sell the family home?

Selling the family home

Our consistent advice is to commence the process of selling the family home early – at least 12 months before you expect to sell.

The first step is to get a no obligation valuation of the home plus advice on what repairs and other steps may be required to maximize the sale experience – a fast sale at a responsible price. 

The valuation and advice establish a path to prepare the home; you have time to discuss and implement plans. 

You will need;

The typical timeframe to sell a home is:

Once the sale has been made, you will need to notify:

Starting with


  • Electricity Account
  • Gas account
  • Mobile phone
  • Home landline phone
  • Internet provider
  • Pay TV

Government Agencies

  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australia Post (redirection of mail)
  • Centrelink (if you receive social security benefits)
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Electoral Roll
  • Roads and Maritime Services (driving licence and car registration)
  • Medicare
  • Local Council (rates)
  • Local library (memberships) 


  • Private health insurance
  • General Practitioner
  • Dentist
  • Physiotherapist/chiropractor/osteopath
  • Veterinarian


  • Family and friends
  • Clubs, social groups, supported charities
  • Facebook etc.
  • Banks, Credit unions
  • Insurance (car, home etc.)
  • Finance (accountant, financial adviser)
  • Lawyer
  • Superannuation memberships
  • Tolls, E- tags
  • Store memberships and loyalty programs

and don't forget :

  • Pet microchip registry

The valuation and advice establish a path to prepare the home, you have time to discuss and implement plans.

Brian White

Ray White Chairman

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