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Selling Residential Real Estate

If you are selling a home in the Rockland County area, it is important to have quality legal representation. There are many factors to consider as a seller hoping to get the most out of your property. Once you have found a buyer, it is important to consult with an attorney that can represent you, advocate for your needs, and ensure that your interests are met. When you finally hand over the keys, you should be satisfied with the results. Regardless of your reason for selling, it is important to have quality legal support through the process. For dedicated and knowledgeable real estate legal services, contact The Lauterbach Law Firm.

The contract

The first step in selling a home after it is listed is to enter into a contract with a potential buyer. The buyer will provide an offer on the home and terms to go with it. The contract allows you to review the terms with your attorney and accept, deny, or modify. This negotiation process is important and having the right legal support is imperative. Once you sign the contract, the buyer will have a chance to inspect the property.

The home inspection

Within a short period of time after signing a contract, the buyer will have the right to inspect the property. Most hire a certified home inspector who will investigate the house for major issues that need to be addressed. Normally, the seller is asked to address these issues. This can include the seller doing the work themselves or taking money off of the asking price of the home. As the seller, you have the right to negotiate the requests, share in the expense, or flat out reject them.

The closing

Barring any major issues with the home inspection and obtaining a mortgage, if needed, the parties will engage in the finale of the process, the closing. The closing occurs when all outstanding issues are addressed and satisfied to the liking of both the buyer and the seller. While the seller gets ready to hand over the keys, the buyer has one more opportunity to walk through the home and ensure that nothing has changed since the original home inspection. The seller will sign the closing statement authorizing the purchase of the home and the money to be transferred. The seller does not have to be present for the closing. At this point, the keys are handed to the buyer and the matter concludes.

Contact a Rockland County real estate attorney

If you are selling your home, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. The Lauterbach Law Firm serves clients from Rockland County, Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley with effective and experienced legal services. As a seller, you need a champion to ensure that you are not taken advantage of and your rights and interests are protected. We are the firm you can trust to help you every step of the way. Contact The Lauterbach Law Firm for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.

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