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Selling a Home in Fairfield County

Stamford Real Estate Transaction Attorneys

Residential Real Estate Attorneys in Greenwich, Connecticut

At Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, we are proud to be a part of the Fairfield County community. We know that it is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. With that in mind, we provide trusted guidance and thorough representation for those who are looking to buy a home in the area. We realize, however, that life is full of change, and that it may become necessary to sell your Fairfield County home as you pursue new, exciting opportunities.

Selling a home is a complex process under the best of circumstances, and it generally involves dozens of important steps. Fortunately, the knowledgeable real estate attorneys at our firm have more than 65 years of legal experience, and we are equipped to help you sell your home and to get you the best return possible on the investment you have made.

Balancing Your Needs

As complicated as selling your home can be, the process is even more challenging when you are working on buying a new home at the same time. If you are in the midst of purchasing a new house, you may feel pressured to sell your current home very quickly. Rushing the sale, however, can cause a number of potential problems, such as agreeing to a price that fails to meet your needs or offering incentives to the buyer that you later regret. Our team will work closely with you every step of the way so that you can navigate the sale efficiently without compromising your best interests or your legal rights.

Negotiating Purchase Contracts in Southwestern Connecticut

Once you have listed your home, you are likely to start receiving offers from would-be buyers quickly. It can be difficult to determine whether to accept an offer on the table or to hold out for a better one. In many cases, buyers and sellers tend to focus on the dollar amount offered, but our attorneys know how important it is to look beyond the sale price. A formal offer is also likely to include many other clauses, expectations, incentives, and other concerns that you must consider.

The lawyers at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC will assist you with analyzing each offer you have received and crafting an appropriate response to prospective buyers. If appropriate, we can also help you to draft a counteroffer with terms that better suit your needs and goals. Once an agreement in principle has been reached, we will review your purchase contract agreement and begin work on the transaction itself.

Managing the Details

Before the sale can be completed, the home must be inspected to be sure that it meets local codes and other requirements. If the home needs repairs, you could have them made prior to the sale or you could reduce the sale price to account for the needed work. We will work with you in deciding which is the best course of action for your situation.

As closing approaches, our firm will prepare and compile all of the required paperwork and documents, including the deed to the property, transfer declarations, and the bill of sale. We will also handle all title-related issues and address any encumbrances that might exist. Finally, we will put everything together in a closing statement so that all of the closing costs are made clear.

The last step of the selling process is the closing. The attorneys at Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC have vast experience with real estate closings, and we will ensure that you fully understand the paperwork that you must sign. Our job is to make sure that the transaction is completed as intended and to protect your rights along the way. In the weeks and months that follow your closing, we can also assist with any problems or issues that may arise post-closing, including concerns over repairs, warranty considerations, and correspondence from lenders.

Call 203-661-6000 Today

To learn more about how we can help you sell your home, contact our office. Call 203-661-6000 to schedule a confidential consultation today. With locations in Greenwich, New Canaan, White Plains, and New York, we serve clients throughout Connecticut and Metro New York.

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