There are many reasons to sell your home. Even if it sometimes has to be done quickly, you should consider some basic aspects and plan the sale well, in order to get the best possible price.

How to prepare for a house sale

What documents are required?
Preparing to sell a property is at least as important as the sale itself. Prepare everything at an early stage in order to present your house or apartment in the best possible way.

Questions to ask yourself before selling:

  • Are the floor plans still correct? Can I use the plan for the sale?
  • Is there an up-to-date land register extract?
  • What is the best way to present your home? Is it worthwhile selling it furnished?
  • Do any renovations need to be carried out before the sale?
  • Is a Cantonal Energy Certificate for Building (CECB) required? 

How to set the price for your property

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Have your home valued

Our experts will help you highlight the best features of your property in order to make a lasting impression. We’ll show you how to increase the value of your home and how to sell your property at the highest possible price.


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The best way to market your home

How to find the right buyer
Selling your home involves several steps. In addition to a real estate valuation, it is important to use the right network.

Our experts can support you during the individual steps with their market expertise and extensive network. We will ensure that the sales process runs smoothly and that you are satisfied with the result.  

Our success package for the sale of your property

We are fully committed to the sale of your property. Our real estate experts provide a comprehensive service and take care of all the necessary work for you. 

What happens after you’ve sold your home?

What other aspects need to be considered?
Once you have sold your home, further questions will arise. What about tax on capital gains from real estate? How can the assets freed up be invested in a self-determined manner? Our experts will be happy to reconcile the steps after the sale with your plans for the future.

Make an appointment for a consultation

Our experts at Swiss Life and Swiss Life Select would be happy to advise you about the various financing options for your conversion or renovation – at a location of your choice or online by video.

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