Q. I’m selling my home.  How can I be sure I have a properly written contract?

 A. The best way to protect yourself is to work with a skilled REALTOR® who will help you with the contract and walk you through the closing process.  He or she will also ensure that you comply with specific disclosure rules that may apply to your state.  To work together effectively, you should do the following:

  • Become familiar with contract language, such as terms, contingencies and inspections.   
  • Know what repairs and closing costs you are responsible for.  A contract is a legally binding agreement and you will be held to it. 
  • Review your title to make sure your property is not in conflict with local restrictions or laws.