For example, I just represented some buyers in the purchase of a home in El Cajon. The seller wanted a couple extra days to move out and clean up. After we made the offer, they sent a counter offer asking for the exra time. My Buyers agreed, so it became part of the contract.
Note: The minute escrow closes, the property belongs to the Buyers and any disputes after that point are outside of the bounds of the contract and you will have to settle them privately or in court. The contract recommends (and most good Realtors will agree) that if the Sellers stays in the property beyond the transfer of title, that the parties should enter into another written agreement to cover the details. The longer the time they want to stay the more important this is and the agreement will become like a Rental Agreement.
Feel Free to Call me any other questions.
Dave Swanson, Realtor
GRI, ePRO, BA, MA