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Communications & Contracts

Dealing with buyers, documents, and contracts can be confusing even for the most experienced of sellers. Enlisting the help of the Scott J. Miller Team will make the more technical aspects of the home sale easier and less stressful. Learn more about how they handle communications and contracts below.

Scott J. Miller Team’s Personalized Service Model

When it comes to staying in touch with clients, Scott J. Miller Team offers an outstanding client-first approach. They take their responsibility seriously and strive for excellence in every aspect of the sale.

Their personalized service model means the team is there to support you throughout every part of the transaction, from start to finish. They provide sellers with timely updates about their sale while providing expert guidance on the intricacies of home selling.

The Scott J. Miller Team offers a one-on-one approach to fully understand and achieve their clients’ goals. Their aim is to become the best real estate partner throughout the entire process. The team will help connect and refer sellers to other industry professionals such as title companies, lenders, CPAs, and escrow agents.

Because of the care and respect they provide clients during and after their sale, it’s little surprise that the Scott J. Miller Team garners most of their business from referrals.

Elements of a Purchase Sale Agreement

Crafting a purchase sale agreement is the most important part of the selling process. A standard agreement or contract contains the following:

  • The buyer’s offer
  • The seller’s acceptance
  • Disclosures
  • Financial terms
  • Specific contingencies
  • Closing costs
  • Closing date

A California Residential Purchase Agreement also includes addenda and disclosures which can be a bit daunting for novice sellers. With the help of Scott J. Miller’s expert team of realtors, sellers can be confident that every “i” is dotted and every “t” crossed.

Documents to Prepare during a Property Sale

A lot of paperwork goes into a home sale and the Scott J. Miller Team is ready to assist sellers with their needs. When selling a home in California, here are some of the important documents the seller needs:

  • Original copy of the sales contract
  • Official appraisal
  • Mortgage statement
  • Homeowner’s insurance records
  • Past utility bills
  • Permits for home renovations
  • Preliminary title report
  • Pre-inspection report
  • Natural Hazard report/statement

Disclosure Obligations

In California, residential property sellers must disclose in writing material details about the property. Sellers must disclose issues that will affect the overall desirability of the home such as structural information, room additions, damage, and the like. Failing to disclose relevant information about the property’s condition could open up a seller to legal liabilities.

Sellers don’t have deadlines when it comes to filling out the Transfer Disclosure Statement. However, it’s best to provide the disclosures to the buyers or prospective buyers as soon as possible to avoid misunderstandings.

Natural Hazard Disclosure Report/Statement

Sellers in California are also required to disclose information regarding area risk factors. The Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement document asks if the property is in a flood hazard area, an earthquake fault zone, or is susceptible to substantial forest fire risks.