If you do not know a Realtor to whom you should turn ask friends or relatives who have recently sold or bought a home for a recommendation. You could also ask your banker or insurance agent if they know of a Realtor whom them would to you.
Selling a house is a big deal. A Realtor can help you get the best outcome.
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A realtor can help you with the contract aspect of the transaction and if you are still concerned, you can have an attorney look over your contract and any aspects that you are especially concerned about. Each state has specific rules for real estate and it would not be wise to have a realtor give you any legal advice.
I am not an attorney, therefore I am unable to give you legal advice. You will need to contact a real estate attorney if you have specific questions.
In general when selling your home there are two forms that must be submitted to the prospective buyer.
a. House building before 1978: Disclosure regarding lead based paint and the federal pamphelt that goes ith it per federal mandate
b. Seller's disclosure bring to light any defects that the owner of the property is aware.
There are more forms that that need to be part of the sales agreemet depending on the property and particular seller and/or buyers' circumstances.
My recommendation is that seriously consider engaging the professional services of a broker and save yourself time, headaches and frustrations.
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M.E. Mollie Carreon, AASRE, Broker-Associate
"Every deal is a good deal, but your deal IS A BIG DEAL!
Texas Real Estate & Co.
1.Property disclosure form. This form requires you to reveal all known defects to your property. Check with your state government to see if there is a special form required in your state.
2.Purchasers access to premises agreement. This agreement sets conditions for permitting the buyer to enter your home for activities such as measuring for draperies before you move.
3.Sales contract. The agreement between you and the seller on terms and conditions of sale. Again, check with your state real estate department to see if there is a required form.
4.Sales contract contingency clauses. In addition to the contract, you may need to add one or more attachments to the contract to address special contingencies â€” such as the buyerâ€™s need to sell a home before purchasing yours.
5.Pre- and post-occupancy agreements. Unless youâ€™re planning on moving out and the buyer moving in on the day of closing, youâ€™ll need an agreement on the terms and costs of occupancy once the sale closes.
6.Lead-based paint disclosure pamphlet. If your home was built before 1978, you must provide the pamphlet to all sellers. You must also have buyers sign a statement indicating they received the pamphlet.
Fred Yancy, Broker
oh and my most important legal advice . . . . hire a Realtor!