Any transaction involving an exchange of money for products and/or services should be properly documented. For purchases of small items, you normally get an official receipt or a docket from the vendor once you hand over your payment.
For larger, more expensive items such as furniture, equipment, appliances, the process will involve more documentation.
In exchange for your hard-earned cash, the seller will not only hand over the receipt, but a warranty card to protect you against factory defects as well.
Bigger purchases that can be considered investments, such as cars and most importantly: homes should be handled with utmost care. Not only because it involves a lot of money, but because these transactions will affect the lives of the buyer and the seller for many years to come.
Of all the purchase transactions you can do in your life, nothing would be more sensitive and would need attention to detail as that of purchasing or selling a house. Each step of the transaction should be fully documented and if there are revisions that need to be made, these should be recorded as well.
Buyers and sellers can opt to prepare the documentation themselves but, due to the number of changes a single transaction can have, being able to catch up with all the revisions may be difficult for the average consumer; and for this reason, ready made real estate forms were produced.
Ready made real estate forms can be obtained from the offices of real estate agents or downloaded from various real estate websites. These real estate forms cover all the possible real estate transactions an individual may encounter: from renting to purchasing or selling properties.
There are generic real estate forms that can be used by anybody irregardless of their place of residence; and there are also state specific real estate forms that conform to the legal requirements of a particular state. There are also real estate forms that cover disclosure laws (particularly for lead-based paint).
Real estate forms can be purchased individually as the user sees fit; or a complete set can be bought. Purchase of individual real estate forms is ideal for those who are involved in short-term real estate transactions, such as having a property leased out.
Those who will be embroiled in a real estate deal that may require constant revisions and changes, and for a significant period of time; such as selling homes, are better off purchasing the complete set.
Buyers of ready made real estate forms can be assured of the accuracy of the forms format, their legality and their contents. The manufacturers of ready made real estate forms spent much time and energy verifying that their documents will be honoured by any legal entity.
These real estate forms are generally up-to-date but it would help if you checked law offices or real estate agents for the latest updates, although since real estate laws and regulations are not revised often, real estate forms generally stay the same for long periods of time.
Through the development of ready made real estate forms, the process of conducting real estate transactions has become much easier. Ordinary laymen now have the option of doing everything themselves and forgo the services of realtors.
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