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Standard "Offer to Purchase" Form needed

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Dee Dee

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I need a standard real estate "Offer to Purchase" form, and surprisingly I'm having a hard time finding one without a real estate company letterhead on it. None of the local office supply businesses seem to carry them around here anymore (boondocks). Does anyone know of a web site where I could download one? It would save me a trip to Denver (Eeewww!)
Thanks in advance.

Dee Dee
 

Farm Gal

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Dee Dee: I don't know about websites, but nearly every stationary store in town generaly has one... or did a few years ago... um that was maybe several years ago... :lol:
 

Dee Dee

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LeeAnn,
That's what I thought too :) ...just can't seem to find anything local.
Flew into an Office Max yesterday in the burbs and they didn't have standard contract forms anywhere. That's why I figured that perhaps rather than pay $2 for one little old contract that the general public knew something I didn't. :eek: My assumption was that there was something on the net. I'm sure that there must be some stationary store that has what I need, I just was hoping not to have to drive 50 miles round trip to get it.
Lazy, lazy me. :lol:
 

mbrunson

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Dee Dee,

The sites Pamelas provides are exactly what you asked for. However, they are generic documents.

I would call any local realtor and get a copy of a sales agreement that is currently accepted in your area. If you are a member of the local association of realtors (assume you are if you use MLS data) the "REAL Store" at the office should have pre-printed purchase agreements with any language or additional requirements for your specific market. Usually the forms you get from a local NAR store will also include things like the property disclosure and counter offers.

SDG

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mbrunson is right. Are you a member of your local Realtors Association? Ours has purchase/sale agreements available online which would be much, much better than the generic freebies I found. If not available online, try to find a local Realtor that you know to get one.
 

Mountain Man

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LegalForms.com has contracts and other forms for $10. I don't know how good they are, and I have never used them. I use the GA Realtor contracts. They may have a lot legal stuff in them, but it is to protect your hind.

Mell.
 

Dee Dee

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Thanks everyone,
Pam, I downloaded those two contracts... will look them over and see if they will work. Also got one faxed over from a realtor friend that is pretty good.
Nope, not a realtor yet but I suppose I'll be one within the next couple of years considering the ongoing education credits I'll be required to have anyway. :D I think half of the population of Colorado are licensed realtors. :cry:
 

KD247

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Here in California, most deals are made on standard forms completed by agents. I could be run out of town for saying this, but here goes...

An offer to purchase is a binding contract, frequently involving hundreds of thousands of dollars and an incredible amount of liability. Two or three hundred dollars to have a lawyer check everything is money well spent. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred you can get by without this extra step, but seatbelts aren't usually necessary either.

Just don't let the attorney get involved with the negotiations!
 

Dee Dee

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Decided I will contact an attorney today. I've sold two of my own homes as FSBO's, but this is the first time I've ever tried to buy one that's a FSBO. Would like to think I know it all but have learned that it's always that one little thing that I miss that comes back to haunt me. <sigh>
Besides, I'm getting busy again with orders and having trouble keeping up with everything at once. Too much room for error to sneak in.
Thanks for your advice.
 
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