Once a pre-qualified or pre-approved buyer has complied with the asking price, you will want his signature on a real estate sales contract. This is generally the real estate agent’s duty to handle this detail, but it will be your duty as the agent for the “for sale by owner” home. Looking over a blank real estate sales contract is a good way to become familiar with it. Most wise sellers recommend doing this.
The real estate sales contract will give you specific features about the property being sold including the buyer and seller’s names, the price of the house, and the date when the title will be exchanged with the purchase money.
The county needs a legal description in order to classify the property. This description does not resemble the address by any means. Both the deed and the real estate sales contract that you signed when purchasing your home will contain a legal description of your property. This will contain a block and lot number as well as pages from the plat book that can be located at the county court house. Although it is not necessary for you to comprehend this information, it is necessary for you to fill out your real estate sales contract. The legal description lists a few entries that you may have to research. Real property is a term referring to land, due to the fact that land will last forever. Improvement is a term referring to the building and structures located on a property. Essentially, your house is an improvement on your property, where the house is located.
A sizable portion of the real estate sales contract is devoted to dealing with possibilities. A possibility you might find on a sales contract is: “In the event that the seller should not fix the bathroom plumbing” an appropriate consequence will then be described, for example, this contract will be considered void. A second example would be the seller agreeing to offer a predetermined amount of money to cover fixing the door.
Another sample of a common condition is, if the buyer is unable to receive a loan that is large enough to buy your house. The real estate sales contract will have a buyer portray in more detail than what seems necessary as a means of preventing the buyer from making the false claim of “unable to get a loan” and backing out of the contract.
The buyer can pay to have a specialist inspect the property. The real estate sales contract includes a deadline for this inspection to have been completed. If the inspector finds problems, the seller has the choice to either fix the problem or allow the buyer to exit the contract.
The seller is then necessary by the real estate sales contract to entrust a clear title to the property, which a title company has insured and researched.
Any major office supply store will have real estate sales agreements for you to receive. Although it may be more elaborate than what you are looking for, You can also find them in the nearest real estate office.