Tips for a smooth closing

→ Adhere to contract contingencies. If your contract requires you to do something before the sale, do it.

→ Ensure your home is in the same condition as when the buyer made their offer.

→ Treat contract deadlines as sacred.

→ Be flexible and always ready to negotiate with a serious buyer. For instance, lower than expected appraisals due to problems uncovered during home inspections may have to be addressed and negotiated prior to closing.

→ Pay off any liens on your home, such as tax liens, HOA fees, Front Foot Benefit Charge (FFBC) etc., prior to closing.

Always disclose any latent material property defects, even if they have already been repaired. When in doubt, remember the three most important rules of real estate… disclose, disclose and disclose.