First, I would follow the advice of the Gerard & Scott to avoid any potential pitfalls, but if you are set on ways to bypass the expertise of a real estate agent or an attorney, I would suggest you find a friendly title company to help you through your transaction.
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There's so much more to it than purchase price, and closing date.
Inspection, Mortgage, Earnest money, walk-through, conveyances, personal property, real property, property taxes, tax prorations, etc, etc, etc... there's just so much that if you're not used to it, you're going to unintentionally shoot yourself in the foot by being penny-wise and pound foolish.
Hire a real estate attorney to write your agreement.
You and the buyer should sit down. Decide on the details: The price, how much down, how the financing will work, when the closing date will be, whether you'll be doing any repairs to the home, etc. Then go to a lawyer and have him/her construct an agreement that reflects all those details. And that reflects whatever requirements there are in the laws of Pennsylvania as well as York County.
You don't need a Realtor for any of this. But invest the money (maybe $500-$1,000) for a lawyer to make sure everything's done properly and that you're protected.
Hope that helps.
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Great Question, If I understand it correctly you not an agent, but a home buyer or seller. The rules for this will vary from state to state. Here in Florida our laws would say that is LAW not Real Estate but home owners can conduct business without a Real Estate agent. . If you are doing a private deal, the best action might be to reach out to a real estate attorney or title company for guidance. I've attached a link to my profile, if ever have any general questions (not legal) and not state specific drop me a note.
However. The sale and purchase of Real Property is serious business, which is why the State licenses brokers. Because a transaction will take from several days to several weeks to complete, it's important for both parties to define the terms and conditions of the transaction, and any remedies if a party breaches the agreement.
The law gives buyers of real property some rights which need to be addressed in the agreement, and the law also places some obligations on sellers of real property and those need to be addressed in the agreement.
If the buyer is obtaining financing, the terms of the contact are subject to review by the lender.