If you are looking at homes on your own, let me give you me some advice, you will not be able to buy it by yourself. The market is constantly changing and we have a lack of inventory. The key to buying is having the right buyer's agent with the right relationships. The is no cost to you to hire me. Because my expertise, advice and relationships are priceless.
Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
If you are not working with a Realtor, you should so you won't have to ask these questions. A Realtor will look out for your best interests and it does not cost you anything. If your agent does not know how to fill out the forms you should get a new agent.
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If I understand you correctly?
You don't have an agreement until the document is signed by the parties involved. Thus, the "agreement date" would be the date the last party signs the initial agreement.
If you didn't use C.A.R. forms, it's whatever it says in your contract.
It doesn't cost you anything to use a buyer's agent, and if this is confusing you, I think it would be a good idea to use one for your next purchase, for your own protection. It can get complicated!
Cory La Scala, REALTOR
Lic # 01443391
You would well advised to retain a professional realtor next time so you don't have to ask these questions.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Generally speaking the date of your contract, when the offer was made. Your agent will fill in the form properly to protect your best interest. You are working with an agent right? If not I highly recommend that you should be. A real estate agent knows the timelines and the details of the contract to protect you from losing your deposit and for so many other reasons as well.