You can reduce some of these issues by taking reasonable precautions:Use only appointments Conduct a phone interview before pre-screening. Determine, among other things, the intentions of the potential buyer. Learn more about purchasing resources. Get a pre-qualification letter. You need to make sure that your potential buyers have worked with a reputable mortgage lender and that the lender has provided potential buyers with a written prequalification letter telling them how much of the loan they can afford and what type of loan they should receive. The prequalification letter is not a guarantee of financing as it depends on many other factors, but it is a good start. Never be alone with a potential buyer Have your phone handy during a demonstration for possible emergencies. Names: Correct names of buyers and sellersPersonal apartments: What personal belongings will remain in the house? Personal property is defined as anything that is not attached to the house and that a seller could remove and take away. Purchase Price: The amount of the total purchase price and how that price is to be paid. For example, if a home is sold for a total purchase price of $200,000, the seller may require a down payment of $2,000, with the balance of $198,000 payable at closing.

Serious money deposit: how much and who will hold it? Due diligence fee: The latest contract form, used since January 2011, sets a period during which the buyer can terminate the contract at any time and without giving reasons. The “due diligence” fee is paid by the buyer to the seller to “buy” this time. From the seller`s perspective, the longer the due diligence period should be, the higher the due diligence fees. Financing Contingencies: Previously, this was a contract. Now they are part of the buyer`s due diligence period. Closing costs: It is becoming more and more common for a buyer to ask the seller to pay discount points or a certain fixed amount of the buyer`s closing costs and record these payments in the contract. The Seller may accept such a condition, and the agreed amount will be deducted from the Seller`s proceeds upon closing. Sometimes the seller accepts a number, provided that the purchase price is increased by an amount sufficient to compensate for the “loss” by paying that amount. This is acceptable as long as the property values at least the amount of the increased purchase price. Inspection rights: Unless the property is sold “as is”, the buyer wants to ensure that the property is structurally sound and free of termites before closing the property. The property-related disclosures mentioned in FSBO STEP 4 above are not warranties or guarantees for the buyer, and North Carolina always places the onus on the buyer to inspect a home before the buyer buys it. With a few exceptions, buying a used home is similar to buying a used car – the buyer must fully check what the buyer is buying, because once the conclusion is concluded, there is practically no real recourse against the seller.

The North Carolina forms contract contained provisions that granted the buyer certain inspection rights prior to closing. The new contract form places them, like funding, in the due diligence classification. Closure: When will the property be closed? When does ownership of the property pass to the buyer? How long does it take the buyer to get their loan? No unwritten agreements: Are there any other special conditions or agreements that are not covered by the standard contract? FSBO STEP 6: FROM CONTRACT TO CLOSING The drafting of the contract should not be taken lightly, as several thousand dollars are at stake. Often, buyers and sellers have negotiated the terms of sale orally without considering all sorts of issues and ask a lawyer to include these terms in a formal contract. The best practice is that sellers have first met with a lawyer, and then buyers and sellers conduct their negotiations with a checklist of issues they need to agree on, and then let the lawyer formalize the agreement in a written and signed contract. A land contract in North Carolina documents the terms of an agreement to buy and sell vacant land between two parties. The buying and selling parties must enter into this contract by negotiating offers and, ultimately, reach mutual terms such as the agreed purchase price and any financial eventuality. The agreement must also include all relevant legal descriptors of the land or terrain as they appear in the act. Upon completion of a transaction, the parties agree on a date for the transfer of the deed and the execution of the transfer of ownership – a date called “closing”. Both parties sign the contract at closing and the seller hands over the deed to the new owner. This contract is designed for unimproved real estate that the buyer acquires solely for his personal use and does not have immediate plans of subdivision.

This contract cannot be used to sell properties that are subdivided unless the property has been plated, approved and registered at the time the contract is entered into. The North Carolina Purchase Agreement means a physical document to record all relevant information that includes the integral parts of a real estate transaction. The form is usually completed and extended from one party to another as a first offer. The following amended versions will be negotiated and submitted until an offer is accepted and executed. The terms of the contract are listed with the information of the buyer / seller and the details surrounding the realization of the purchase. The contract, as well as any other legal document, must clearly identify the parties, who are the buyer and seller, their rights and obligations, and the fiduciary agent. It must also include the address and legal description of the vacant land, its price, the closing date, the terms and all agreed conditions. If the purchase transaction involves the construction of a new single-family home prior to completion, the parties must use the standard offer to purchase and contract – new construction (Form 800-T) or, if construction is already completed, the parties must use the offer to purchase and contract (Form 2-T) with the attached Form 2A3-T. For the purposes of this summary, we assume that a residential building will be sold, but some of the same basic principles should apply to vacant land, rental apartments, or other non-commercial real estate in North Carolina. Once the contract has been fully agreed and written, it must be reproduced in at least four (4) considerations – one for the buyer, the seller, the buyer`s lender and the person holding the deposit of an amount of the money. The buyer is then required to make every effort to the best of his knowledge and conviction to meet all conditions such as financing and inspections.

The mortgage process can take anywhere from a week to six weeks, depending on the property and the borrower, and the buyer may not be able to qualify for the mortgage required to complete. The elements that affect the qualification are (but are not limited to) the borrower`s actual credit report, the value that an appraiser selected by the lender assigns to the property, and the available money that a buyer has at his disposal to compensate for the difference between the purchase price and the loan amount. If the owner is about to sell the vacant property, they are required to provide the buyer with the North Carolina residential property disclosure statement, unless the person about to buy the property has lived there for some time. There is no attorney-client relationship between our firm and visitors to this website until a visitor establishes personal contact with a lawyer from the law firm AND both the law firm lawyer and the visitor agree to establish an attorney-client relationship. While we welcome emails from potential clients, sending an email to one of our lawyers does not create an attorney-client relationship During the due diligence phase, the buyer must have all the financing, inspection and closing details developed, and the buyer and seller must resolve any issues arising from this due diligence. At some point between the signing of the contract and the closing date, the mortgage qualification process will be completed. If the buyer is eligible for the mortgage, a closing date is set between the buyer, the lender and the buyer`s closing lawyer. We have now taken a short and easy walk along FSBO Yellow Brick Street.

Their actual mileage can vary, which means FSBO sales can be simple and painless or difficult and complex. Good luck! The Lead Paint Disclosure BrochureThe Lead Paint Disclosure FormFSBO STEP 5: CONTRACT Mining and Oil and Gas Rights Mandatory Disclosure. Private Street Disclosure Statement (NC Gen Stat § 136-102.6) – A seller of real estate must provide this statement to potential buyers regarding the status (public or private) of the street on which the property or property is located. . . .