Homes for Sale – Receiving an Offer to Purchase


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Here are four important things to look at in an offer you receive when your homes for sale:

  • The closing date. This is the big day to plan around. It is helpful if you can move into your new home a day or two before your closing date to minimize your stress and also avoid conflicts with the buyer’s schedule.
  • The contract requisition date (also known as the Title Search date). This is the last day where the buyer’s lawyer has to search the title of the property to ensure that everything is in order. If there are concerns they will need to be addressed prior to this date when a home is for sale.
  • Access visits – the Buyer (accompanied by their agent) may be entitled to see the house again before closing at mutually agreeable times – the specifics will be on a Schedule forming part of the offer. You will have to agree to these dates and times and you can reject them within reason if they conflict with your schedule – we aim to get as much advance notice as possible.
  • Appraisal – An appointment may be made by the Buyer’s bank or mortgage broker to appraise the home. This is usually a very quick 15-minute interior/exterior walk-through of your home. Usually, very little notice is given for these appointments, but the appointment desk will inform you of the Appraiser’s intent to inspect as soon as the request is received.

There are several options to facilitate the continuing appointments after an offer is accepted. We can discuss leaving a lockbox on your property for easy entry of approved parties, or your Orangeville realtor can retain a set of keys, or you can arrange to be home for these visits, the decision is entirely up to you.

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Jennifer Jewell, a licensed real estate representative serving Caledon, Orangeville, Shelburne, Dufferin County and Peel. A graduate of both Humber College and the Ontario Real Estate College Jennifer earned her stripes selling a high volume of real estate in the city, gaining the experience of handling twenty-plus multiple offer situations with a top one percent, multiple award-winning real estate group. A ten-year resident of Dufferin County Jennifer made the move north and quickly made a name for herself, with a reputation for tenaciously protecting her client’s interests. Jennifer is dedicated to serving you with savvy client-focused negotiations and state-of-the-art marketing strategies. Loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business form the foundation of Jennifer’s career offering seamless assistance to you for every aspect of your home purchase or sale. Contributor to the Toronto Star, Orangeville Banner and Caledon Citizen as well as being named ThreeBest Rated Five years straight with over 150+ Google reviews and growing. Get in touch with Jen here.

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