Lane was brilliant to work with on purchasing my first home. He didn't just help me look for a house, he was key in helping me identify my goals. His straight forward, honest approach helped to highlight the pros/cons and what it was going to take to accomplish my goal. The level of commitment and professionalism he brings to the job helped to make me feel comfortable and made it easy to put my trust in him when it came to one of the biggest purchases I can make.

Both his vast amount of knowledge of the Twin Cities market and his many years of experience in the business really shown through when it came to negotiating the purchase of my home. He knew exactly what it would take to get the home I wanted and with his guidance I was successful.

Lane clearly has a level of passion for this business that is only matched by his work ethic. No matter what your budget is he will do everything he can to help you accomplish your goals.

Sincerely,

Corey Pederson


- Corey Pederson
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Contract Review

Sales contracts may differ significantly yet all should clearly set forth the responsibilities and privileges of all the parties involved. It is a legally binding document that protects each party. Carefully review the terms of the contract.

 

The sales contract should include the following:

 
• Legal description of the property and the exact street address
• Selling price of the property
• Amount of earnest money and who is holding it

• Amount due at settlement
• Specifics of the mortgage (amount, rate and terms)
• Title or Escrow company

• Details W of the closing - when and where
• Home inspection - Recommended to ensure against structural and unknown defects. Must be completed by a specific date set forth in the contract and completed by a cerified home inspector
• Inclusions and exclusions - Examples would include washers, dryers, drapes, etc.
• Pest Inspection - Who is responsible if there is damage or an infestation
• Warranties - Get the description of any that are included with the house
• Repairs – Unless you are accepting as-is, state who is responsible for repairs

• Well and septic – They must pass a test, if applicable
• Date of possession – When you take possession of the property
• Acceptance date – Either an acceptance or counter offer must occur by a specified date

 

Once the contract is signed, your REALTOR® will continue to be your advocate and ensure that your best interests are served.

 

Some of the details they will be available to handle are:

 
• Assist with scheduling all necessary pre-closing inspections

• Check finances are deposited according the contract specifications

• Keep you informed of any unseen problems that may arise and offer solutions

• Present a list of utility companies available for service

• Schedule and attend-the pre-closing walk through

• Prepare for and attend the closing

 

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