Buying and selling a home can be a complex and frustrating process. You want to make sure that you are getting the best deal possible and that it closes in a timely manner. Nevertheless, going through the due diligence, dealing with financing and making sure the title is clear can be overwhelming. You can take the guesswork out of Delaware residential real estate transactions by making the right phone call.
One of the most confusing aspects of any private sale or purchase is obtaining a title commitment and title insurance. Only a Delaware attorney can issue these documents, so finding the right one who understands what is required and can make the process as painless as possible is essential. He or she will help ensure that no one else has a right to the property, identify the location of easements and address other issues pertaining to the title. If issues do arise, you will want someone who knows how to handle any problems regarding the title to the property.
Further, you need someone to review all of the documentation such as the purchase and sale agreement, mortgage loan documents (if you are buying) and appraisals. Before signing on the dotted line, it is crucial to understand all aspects of the transaction. If any discrepancies between the paperwork and what you thought you were either buying or selling exist, your attorney should be able to efficiently identify and deal with them on your behalf.
Once the due diligence is complete, the documentation is drafted and any issues are resolved, your closing can be scheduled. There should be no surprises for you (whether you are the buyer or seller) when it comes time to close your residential real estate transaction. By the time you sit down with the other party to sign paperwork, you should be certain that you are getting a fair deal with which you will be satisfied.