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Optimum Real Estate, Inc.
293 Bedford Street,
Whitman, MA 02382
Phone (781) 447-0700
Fax (781) 447- 9930
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Home Buyer Process
Home Selling Process
For the seller
Mandatory Agency Disclosure
from your agent.
Discuss the selling price range of your home.
Ask questions and /or consult your attorney at any time.
When you decide to list your home, sign a contract with your agent. Contracts will include some of the following items:
Listing price of your home
Length of contract (expiration date)
Fee for services
Items included in sale
Information about your home
Information on how commissions are split
Placing of sign and lock box
Signatures of Agent & Owner
You will be asked to fill out an information sheet.
You will be entered into MLS.
You will be added to our website.
Your home will be marketed through mailing, newspapers, magazines,open houses.
Feedback will be obtained from showing agents
Once an offer is received you will be contacted as soon as possible and your agent will go over details and handle all negotiations with the selling agent for you.
An offer is good until the date on the offer, but can be extended.
During the negotiations, if something is not understood please tell your agent and consult your attorney.
The offer will include
Amount you are willing to accept for your home
The amount of the buyer's two deposits
Inspection & mortgage contingency .
Buyer & Seller signatures (any changes must be initialed)
Once the offer is accepted, the Buyer has 7 days to complete mortgage application expense
P&S will be signed by the Buyer and Seller (4-5 original copies)
You will need to obtain an Original Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Certificate from your local fire department or town office. This needs to be brought to closing
Title V certification (if private sewer will be needed) or final water/sewer reading for those on Town services.
Deed prepared (cost about $176.00 )
Review closing costs (tax stamps $4.56 per 1000, outstanding mortgage amount, etc.)
Notify utility companies and phone company, etc.
Final Walk- Through, the buyer will review your home before the closing
Deed recorded at the Registry
You receive the proceeds from your successful sale of your Home
exchange keys to Buyer
****CONGRATULATIONS! You have sold your home!****
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