DIY Step-by-Step Guide for Sellers

Selling your HDB resale flat just got simpler with Ohmyhome. Follow our guide for your journey of finding the perfect Buyer for you with Ohmyhome.

Step 1

Start Your Journey

After you have downloaded Ohmyhome App, start your journey. Choose I am a "Seller" from the list.

Intent to Sell

Seller registers an Intent to Sell in the HDB Resale Portal. The Intent to Sell is valid for 12 months. You will need to re-apply an Intent to Sell if you do not submit your resale application within 12 months.

Minimum Occupation Period (MOP)

MOP in most cases require you to physically occupy your flat for 5 years before selling it in the open market.

Ethnic Quota

The HDB resale portal is a single platform for integrated Eligibility Checks, this includes the available quota in the block/neighbourhood for the different ethnic groups and citizenships under the Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) quota.

Step 2

Post your HDB

Click "Post My HDB", choose "For Sale". Input your flat address.

  • Fill in your Contact Details.
  • Complete the information about your flat.
  • Upload photos and enter a Selling Price. Learn more about Photography Tips for an Outstanding listing
  • Open House Schedule

    You may schedule an open house. Learn more about Ohmyhome's Open House Feature.

    Chat with the Buyers

    Buyers will chat with you when they are interested with your flat. Enable chat notifications to be notified when a potential buyer chats with you. Learn more about DIY Marketing for your Resale Home and Rental Flat

    Get to know your Buyer

    • What is their budget?
    • Are they familiar with the neighbourhood?
    • A first-time buyer or looking for contra facility?
    • Schedule a viewing.

Step 3

Getting Ready for a Viewing

Here are some simple tips to make your home welcoming and attractive. Learn more about how to Make Home Buyers Fall in Love with Your Flat in 3 Steps

Ask for Company

For safety reasons, it is advisable to have someone with you when conducting a viewing.

Before the viewing

Either you or the buyer may reconfirm the viewing schedule the day before. You may contact the buyer and send a message like this; "Hi, see you tomorrow at 7pm in my flat at Block 671B Unit #04-06 Serangoon Road for the viewing. Please confirm that you are coming. Thank you."

  • Declutter your flat for everyone loves a clean and neat house.
  • Store away valuables such as your wallet, watches and jewellery safely.

On the day of the viewing

Do not let your buyer wait, be prepared to show off your home to the potential buyer.

  • Cool your home with an electric fan or aircon. Open all the windows for better ventilation and to create a comfortable environment.
  • Ensure there is enough lighting so the buyer will be able to see the beauty of the unit.
  • It is recommended to walk with the potential buyer to all the rooms in your flat instead of asking him to explore freely.

Step 4


How to set your reserve price? You need to set a realistic reserve price. Reference on past transacted prices of similar flat type in your neighbourhood.

Your potential buyer may ask for a lower price, be ready to negotiate professionally.

Step 5


If you are unsure of whether the buyer is really keen in buying your flat, then continue to schedule viewings until you find the "right one" for you.

Thank the buyer for his time and ask him a specific date when he can update you about his decision. It is advisable to follow up with the buyer within a week.

Step 6

Conclude the Sale

Grant the Buyer an Option to Purchase (OTP) in exchange for an Option Fee ranging from $1-$1000.

  • The Option Period is 21 days; the Buyer exercises the OTP within that period. After the Buyer has exercised the OTP, both Seller and Buyer will submit a Resale Application within the timeframe they have agreed.
  • The Buyer and Seller will be notified via SMS or E-mail when the HDB’s Approval Letter is posted in the portal.
  • HDB Appointment happens after 8 weeks from the date of HDB’s Acceptance of the resale application if the necessary documents are submitted accurately and promptly. This appointment is considered the Completion Date.
  • The Buyer will conduct final inspection.
  • The Seller is required to handover the key on the completion date.

Temporary Extension of Stay

    If you are not be able to move out immediately upon the legal completion of the sale, you can arrange with the flat buyers to extend your stay temporarily in the flat. The maximum extension period up to 3 months after the legal completion. The request is to be submitted to HDB at the time of the resale application. An administrative fee of $20 (inclusive of GST) is payable by the flat buyers.

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