Processing the Sale of Your Home

Processing the Sale

A Realtor® has more responsibilities than listing and showing. Be aware of what your Realtor® does after the contract is signed.

  1. Open title
  2. Deliver earnest money contract and check from the title company
  3. Obtain receipt for earnest money check from the title company
  4. Order all necesary inspections
  5. Examine the title commitment for clouds and make sure problems are disclosed early so closing is not delayed
  6. Insure that you receive copies of all documentation pertinent to the transaction
  7. Note all contigencies and attempt to remove them within the time limit provided or get an externsion of time if needed
  8. Keep you abreast of buyer’s loan applicaiton and the progress of the appraisal on your home
  9. Be present during inspections and keep you informed of their findings: roof, pest control, pool, building, plumbing and heating
  10. Arrange any required termite treatment and obtain certificate
  11. Coordinate execution of any required repairs
  12. Verify survey has been ordered and completed
  13. Provide title company with any changes for HUD1
  14. Have closing papers drawn before closing so that if any problems arise, we can resolve them
  15. Coordinate the closing and move-in dates so that they are as convenient to both parties as possible