So you’ve landed “the one” that you’ve been searching for. After six months of confusing MLS sheets, driving to see open houses, and setting up private showings, you are done. You’re a buyer who’s found the perfect home, you submitted a killer offer, and you won the contract to make the purchase. It’s all down hill from there. …at least for you. Your agent on the other hand has quite an ocean to traverse, though they may not outwardly show it — a duck fiercely paddling under the surface with a calm outward appearance. From the time a property goes under contract to the time that it closes, there’s quite a checklist to manage. To make it easier to see, I’ve pulled it out of the Tennessee Residential Purchase & Sale agreement (written in legalese) and summarized it. Each task carries its own challenges, and each task is compounded by managing the multiple personalities who are involved in completing the process. It’s not rare for a home to fall out of contract, and it takes a certain amount of attention and finesse to work through the steps to closing. Check it out below!
Kevin Martelli is a licensed and insured real estate agent serving the Nashville, Tennessee area. Kevin is a proud member of Greater Nashville Realtors. He is a Realtor and an Affiliate Broker at Pareto Realty, LLC. View all posts by Kevin Martelli