Yes.Always have paperwork with you… - Posted by BillW.
Posted by BillW. on July 24, 2001 at 23:42:14:
Yes, take the agreement with you. Always carry all paperwork at all times. In the time it takes to go get it, the deal can change or you could lose it. (Especially if it’s a real good deal). I believe you can use a non realtor agreement of sale (done it lots of times myself), just make sure that you disclose that you have a license as required. I used to use a clause that said. "Buyer has a real estate license ".) No one ever questioned it. Especially motivated sellers. Heck, a real motivated seller won’t even care if you have green skin and wear a silver suit, as long as they get their problem solved.
Oh, something else, call her first thing in the morning. Good deals don’t last, and you can’t get a real good deal in slow motion. And, don’t use too many contingencies. In my opinion, lots of contingencies kill contracts. If the seller has their lawyer/advisor look at the offer and it’s full of ambiguous contingencies, you will immediately be in trouble. If I had a choice, I would have No contingencies other then an inspection (and clear title, of course), and preferably none at all. This will show the seller that you are serious. The reason- because my offer would be low enough to allow for any of the others.