Tips to Keep Your Closing Date on Schedule

Finding a buyer for your home is obviously an important step to selling your Lake of the Ozarks Home - but during the weeks to come, it is critical that you do everything you can to make sure the deal closes! Here are a few tips that will help keep your closing date on schedule and your contract in tact.

Do Not Ignore Contingencies
Some contracts will require that you do something before the sale is complete. If your contract designates specific repairs or improvements, be sure to do the job and do it well. The buyer will notice and it can delay your closing date or stand in the way of finalizing your contract.

If it's Broken, Fix it!
The buyer will have the opportunity for a pre-closing walk through - this should be a very exciting and happy time for the buyer. However, if the buyer notices that things are "falling apart," it leaves a bad impression with the buyer and could prompt the buyers to back out of the sale.

Take Deadlines Seriously
Deadlines are not to be taken lightly - if you have been given a deadline, make sure you treat it with respect. If you have a deadline to accept or reject a home inspection, make sure your decision is finalized with the time frame. Make sure you move out a few days early so you are able to turn the key over at the closing.

Negotiation is KEY 
Keep in mind that the price you have agreed upon initially may not disclose your final profit on your home. For instance, any problems uncovered during the inspection will have to be fixed at your expense. Or the appraisal may come in at a price below the agreed purchase price - be ready to negotiate with the buyer. 
Disclose Liens on Property 
There is no reason to try to hide liens on the property - A title search is going to show any liens that have been filed on the property. Lack of disclosure will only compromise the confidence of your buyer and possibly cause them to back out of the deal.

These are just a few tips from your Lake of the Ozarks Realtors at eXp Realty. If you are looking for a Realtor at Lake of the Ozarks, we would be happy to set up a time to discuss more of our strategies for selling or buying a Home at Lake of the Ozarks. Just give us a call at 866-224-1761!

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766


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