Here’s what sellers need to know while under contract to close. 

So your home is finally under contract. Congratulations! You’re almost done with the home-selling process! However, there are still some common pitfalls you need to avoid. Here’s a quick refresher on what the home seller is responsible for prior to closing.  

First, I want to quickly remind you to read your contract. It seems obvious, but a lot of confusion and miscommunication can be cleared up by simply reading your contract. Of course, your agent should be able to go through your contract with you to understand what you’re responsible for before you close. 

Generally speaking, your home should be tidy and in good condition when you close. This means you’ll need to tidy up, and you might even want to consider repainting the walls. As the seller, you are responsible for the condition of the home. If things are out of order or agreed-upon repairs aren’t completed, your sale could be in jeopardy. 

Always consult your real estate advisor when reading your contract so that you understand everything you’re responsible for. As always, don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions. I’d love to hear from you!


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Throughout his career, Michael learned the importance of high-caliber marketing versus “traditional marketing”, which has become pivotal to his success. Over the past twenty years, LaFido and his team have developed a method that takes a more comprehensive, and proactive approach when positioning and marketing a home.