SERVICES, like any other point in the contract, ARE COMPLETELY NEGOTIABLE. Neither agent, nor the seller, can dictate. That's wht those lines in the CAR contract are left blank...so the buyer can make an informed choice in HIS offer.
In the real world, in a multiple offer situation, the buyer may be compelled to accept the seller's choice of services. More often than not, it's the AGENT, not the seller, pressuring the seller to chose a particular service provider.
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Let's hope the attorney knows what he/she is doing, if the transaction is in California and the attorney practices in the east coast.
Best to have a Licensed Real Estate Broker handle your transaction!
And that's what we do... : )
Hopet this helps!
Of course, it is possible to negotiate, this if you have an issue with the choice of either, which I never experienced with any client (but it's possible).
Commission is also negotiable as are some other aspects in the California Purchase agreement. Your Buyer Agent will go over all issues with you and assit you in completing the Purchase Agreement.
If you are the buyer , you give an offer to buy the house; therefore you and your agent by extension, write up the residential purchase contract. That makes sense, you make an offer and you write it. You want something, therefore you ask for it.
Later on, the seller might want something from you, for example, he would want you to remove contingencies on the deal. If seller requests from you, he writes it up, in this case : a notice to perform.
That is for answering the question of WHO draws the contract. As you will see, the contract is quite lengthy to protect all parties and it is generated by both parties in turns. Some papers are send to buyer from seller and some papers are send from buyer to seller.
Please ask your agent to explain things to you, you are signing important papers and you should know what they are and why you are signing them.
As far as who chooses the escrow, it can be either party. In general I do insist in choosing the escrow company. Some cases can be quite delicate and if you are in close contact with the escrow officer , it can save you a lot of trouble and headaches.
In our office we had an agent who send a counter 7 times in order to have the right to pick the escrow company. And it paid because he got it! It used to be that seller chose the escrow company, but now the buyer has the same right, so you can fight it, it you have good reasons to fight about it.
The main thing is that the escrow company should be 1) trustworthy and 2) capable and professionally very responsible. I f you are not sure, investigate.
I use West Coast Escrow Company, which is an affiliate of Coldwell Banker. I highly recommend them.
I hope that you have a good transaction and that everything goes well...
Muriel Levin, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
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it is completely negotiable in the contract. However it may complicate the deal,
depending on how the seller feels about this.
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Your real estate agent will know what is customary in your area.
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Couple of other interesting facts.....
The seller can negotiate you to use their Mortgage Broker, their home warranty company and their termite company. And, if you don't like it, they will sell to someone else or you could always buy another home .
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