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Real Estate Agent Resources

Aldridge Pite, LLP recognizes the essential role that you, as the real estate agent, play in each and every real estate transaction. We also recognize that the partnership between you and the closing law firm is vital to a successful closing. We value the trust placed in us by your referral and work diligently to ensure every closing is smooth and processed timely. Our experienced attorneys and staff timely recognize and resolve the unique issues that arise in the closing context, including complex title issues. Every agent relationship is important to us just as every closing is important to us. In preparation for your next closing with Aldridge Pite, LLP, please provide the following items as far in advance of the closing date as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon at our closing table.

We use our best efforts to ensure each transaction is completed in the most timely and accurate manner. In order to accomplish this, please provide the following items as far in advance of the closing date as possible.

Listing Agent

  1. Fully executed contract with all amendments and commission agreement.
  2. Completed Seller Information and Authorization. (CLICK HERE)
  3. All invoices to be paid on the HUD.
  4. Termite letter with paid receipt or invoice.
  5. Seller specific items (e.g. power of attorney, divorce, death, non-English speaking needs)
  6. Ensure seller funds are wired in advance of closing, if necessary.

Selling Agent

  1. Fully executed contract with all amendments and commission agreement.
  2. Earnest Money confirmation – who is holding?
  3. Lender information.
  4. All invoices to be paid on the HUD.
  5. Termite letter with paid receipt or invoice.
  6. Homeowners Insurance Declarations page with paid receipt or invoice.
  7. Survey request, if any.
  8. Owner’s Title Insurance policy preference: Enhanced versus Basic?
  9. If more than one buyer, how do they want to hold title: Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship vs Tenants in Common?
  10. Buyer specific items (e.g. power of attorney, non-English speaking needs)
  11. Ensure proper buyer funds are received prior to or at the closing:
    1. Greater than $5,000 must be wired;
    2. Greater than $1,000 but less than $5,000 can be a Certified, Cashier’s or Official bank check;
    3. Less than $1,000 can be a personal check, business check or cash.

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