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Contract to Closing

It’s both exciting and stressful negotiating a real estate purchase contract. Once it’s signed by the sellers, buyers can relax a bit, but Van Wert Real Estate Services LLC keeps moving forward. There are still more negotiations, document deliveries, inspections, title details and mortgage tasks to be accomplished to reach a successful closing and walk away with the keys to your new real estate property.

There are more than 50 specific due dates and tasks on our average transaction checklist, but an overview of a few includes:

  • Post contract delivery of documents to the title company and ordering of a title binder or commitment.
  • Deposit of earnest money and delivery of receipt to the buyer client.
  • Helping our buyers order inspections, coordinate them, and assure they’re completed on time.
  • Coordinating timely delivery of any documents objecting to disclosures, inspection results, or title binder issues discovered.
  • Coordinating appraisal and appraiser access.
  • Working with the mortgage company and coordinating delivery of documents they require.
  • Assisting our buyers with any negotiations related to contingencies, inspections or documents.
  • Constant monitoring of status of all processes at the title company.

There are a number of companies and people involved in a real estate transaction, including attornies, surveyors, an appraiser, a title company, a mortgage broker, a lender, a loan underwriter, both agents, and possibly others. Each individual has specific duties and requirements, and each person is concentrating on carrying out tasks correctly. However, their focus is narrow, targeted on their specific niche in the deal. As your buyer agent, we’re your “go-to” resource to bring it all together. We’re here to coordinate the activities of all of these companies and people for you.

We’re constantly monitoring those 50+ document delivery items and the work done by these people. Daily, we check the progress against contractual deadlines and act on our project requirements and a lot of this activity goes on behind the scenes. Some of it requires that we contact you and request documents or actions. Please understand that our major goal is a smooth transaction, and getting you through deadlines is one of our jobs. We’ll only bother you when necessary, telling you what we need and when, to help move you through a successful closing.

There is a lot more, but those are the highlights, and many sub–tasks are related to each of them. Van Wert Real Estate Services LLC pays particular attention to proper follow–up and detailed coordination. It’s critical that we make all deadlines and keep the transaction on track to avoid defaulting on any terms of the contract. We’ll keep your real estate transaction on course, and you’ll have the time and advice you need to assure you’ve covered all of the bases prior to closing.