So you’ve made an offer on your dream home, and the seller has accepted…what are the next steps?
Several things still need to happen before the deal can close, and the house can officially become your home.
The closing process (also called the escrow process) generally takes 30-60 days to complete. Much of the work is done behind the scenes by the team of real estate professionals handling your transaction. But you’ll also be involved in several of the upcoming steps.
Here’s an outline of what buyers can expect during the closing process.
That 30-60 day period between accepting a buyer’s offer and closing the deal is a busy time for both parties.
While the buyers are focused securing financing and making sure the house is as it appears to be, sellers are mainly concerned with 1) proving that they have the right to sell the property, and 2) making sure the buyers are aware of the true condition of the property.
Here’s an outline of what sellers can expect during the closing process.
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Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce the launch of its signature agent training program, EXEC™University. EXEC™University is a unique training program laser-focused on propelling real estate agents to the next level in their careers, featuring a free, on-demand training library crafted to increase agent efficiency and productivity.
Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce it has been ranked in the “10 Best Places To Work in Arizona” by AZ Business Magazine. The company was selected based on its employee satisfaction score of 98/100, and its CEO, David Tedesco, received an approval rating of 99.
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How many times do you plan to buy a home during your entire lifetime?
For most of us, the number is somewhere between 3 and 5. It certainly doesn’t happen often enough to make us experts on the process.
Real estate agents, on the other hand, may handle 3-5 purchases per month. This experience makes them an invaluable resource to homebuyers.
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Year after year, home buyers continue to make the same mistake…
They wait until they find their dream home to start the process of qualifying for a home loan.
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