If you instruct an agency to sell your home and it finds you a buyer, its fee will normally amount to 2-3% of the sale price. If you instruct an agency but find a buyer yourself, you still have to pay the agency a contractually agreed fee of at least 0.5% of the sale price.
As the seller, you have to point out any defect in your house or apartment. If the buyer can prove that you deliberately failed to mention a defect, you may have to pay compensation.
Anyone who sells a house, apartment or land must declare any profits to the taxman. For further information on real estate gains tax, consult the relevant page of the ch.ch website
You may have to pay tax if you make a gift of your house. For further information on gift tax, consult the relevant page of the ch.ch website.
Although you may expect to live a good many years yet, it is worth deciding what is to happen to your assets when you shuffle off this mortal coil. For further information on your estate, wills, inheritance agreements and gifts, consult the relevant page of the ch.ch website.