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Suzanne Przy…, Real Estate Pro in Westport, CT

In CT. does the buyer's attorney or seller's attorney make the contract for selling/buying a house?

Asked by Suzanne Przybisiki, Westport, CT Tue Feb 21, 2012

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Hi Suzanne,
I am a Wilton resident and agent here....welcome to the home buying process here in Wilton.The answer below is correct....in Fairfield County (including Wilton), the actual Sales Contract is drafted by the seller's attorney and sent to buyer's attorney for buyer to sign first.
In sales from Bridgeport and points North the real estate brokerages actually use a standard sales contract and provide it in the same order.
In either case the parties would have already come to mutually agreeable terms in either a Binder or a Terms of Purchase and Sales agreement. Home insection issues and certain other non-standard items can either be resolved, or remain contingent, in the final sales contract.
I hope this is helpful!
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In most of Connecticut it is the Realtors who supply the purchase and sale agreement and supporting forms and disclosures.

In lower Fairfield County it has been the custom that the Seller's attorney would supply the purchase and sale agreement. Recently, there has been a shift to the state standard of the Realtors providing all the documents previous to the closing with the attorneys doing the title, deed, mortgage and HUD agreements/disclosures at the time of closing.
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