Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: August 2007

YOUR HOME IS UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE. IS IT TIME TO REMOVE THE LOCK BOX?

Sellers are usually uncomfortable with a lock box and are eager to have it removed as soon as the house is under contract. There will not be any showings once we have your home under contract, but many poeple will need access to your home. It will be more convenient for the agent if the lock box is on until all the contingensies have been satisfied, unless you work from home and do not mind being there to let them in.

You will be informed of all inspections in advance . 

1. The home inspector, the radon and termite inspectors etc. The agents accompany the buyers and the inspectors. The inspector has to come again in a few days to pick up the radon kit.

2.The bank appraiser  will come in a few days. He takes measurements and pictures of the interior and exterior.

3.The home insurance company usually sends a representative.

4.If there are issues with home inspection , more inspectors or contractors will have to come  to give  estimates .

After the above inspections it is safe to remove the lockbox and then have it installed again the day before settlement for the final walk thru on day of inspection.

 

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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