Joel K. Schantz, CRB, QB, NMLS, Qualifying Broker
Schantz & Company
Taos, New Mexico Real Estate
575.758.1924 ext 501 or 503


Sell Your Home in 8 Steps - Tip #7

Sell Your Home in 8 Steps - Tip #7

May 22, 2018

TIP #7 Close the Deal

The final step in selling your home is the closing, also known as the settlement or escrow. A pending agreement usually includes contingencies and conditions that must be fulfilled by the both parties by the closing date, which typically falls 30 to 60 days after an agreement has been sign:

  • Purchase Financing
  • A Title Search to ensure that there are no claims against the property
  • Title Insurance as protection in case of record errors or review mistakes
  • Professional home appraisal to ensure the home’s actual value justifies the loan amount
  • Meet contractual promises made in connection with buyer incentives, home improvements, etc.
  • An independent inspection of the home’s structural condition
  • An independent termite inspection
  • A final walk-through by the buyer to verify that the home in the same condition as when the sale agreement was signed

There is a lot to know during the closing process. Joel Schantz will carefully review the sales agreement with you so you have a clear understanding of your obligations and be available to guide you through the final steps to complete the transaction.  He has a proven track record and will assist you from beginning to end, helping you feel at ease throughout the selling process. Contact Joel today at 800.530.8899 or