Put Together A Solid Contract
The best way to have a smooth closing starts before the contract has been signed. It is always easier to deal with a problem before it exists. I love to anticipate a challenge and avoid the challenge all together. Understanding what terms you have agreed is key so you can make sure you hit your contract deadlines. Things that can easily be addressed up front often become an issue later when buyer and seller have emotion into the transaction. Something as simple as both parties wanting the same light fixture could cause a lot of conflict in the transaction. Your agent will review the offer with you including the price and all of the terms. Many clients are so focused on the price that they forget about the terms. Terms are as important as the price agreed upon in a real estate transaction.