Aside for the attorney review and home inspection period there is nothing else you need to write into the contract that isn't covered under those 2 provisions, that said, speak with an attorney.
If your buyers agent has not been able to secure the showing and you want to move forward with the "sight unseen" offer, you're still protected. Don't waste time if it's in the area you want and meets all your criteria. Once you have an executed contract the sellers agent has to grant you access for the home inspection.
Work with a buyers agent and have your local contact find someone he/she is comfortable working with.
Reflective Realty Inc.
I would highly suggest that you find a realtor who is interested in working with you. There are many great realtors out there who truly have your best interest at heart. A realtor may be taking time off on a holiday or to be with family. There certainly is no reason to be rude and unprofessional at any time.
Check out some realtors in the area by checking them out on trulia and their website. Google them as well. A good realtor should have a network of resources to refer to you to meet all of your real estate needs.
I wish you the best!
The new agent was extremely responsive and prepared an offer for submitting today. She did her due dilgence and called the condo assoc before submitting, and apparently there are severe structural issues with the building (water infilitration in the basement and roof, mold, etc due to shoddy masonry) and the building's insurance has even been cancelled. So, I am backing out due to these issues.
First of all I don't say this lightly, FIRE YOUR BROKER. A good broker is responsive to his or her clients needs. As you are an out of town investor a good way for a broker to work with a qualified buyer is to take lots of good pictures of properties you may be interested in.
As far as attorneys a good broker should know of at least three excellent attorneys from which his or her client can choose from. The attorney would be able to handle deals in any part of Chicagoland. If I may be bold I can recommend the perfect broker for the area you are looking to purchase., Michael Brown (773) 502-1998.
Don't let a bad broker get in the way of what you want.
As stated below, engage a knowledgable real estate broker most of your questions can be answered by one. In addition, if you are interested in a property for sale listed on the MLS where the owner is a bank, the bank will pay your broker's commission so the broker's services are free to you.
We own and operate property in the area. We have a lot of experience leasing and managing these types of investments for out of town owners. Please call or email me to discuss further re: rental amounts.
Nick Radakovich Home Sales Realty
Give me a call to discuss details. I know this area well and there is money to be made. You will also need a good property manager if you want to be an out of town investor here.