Buying a home in Fort Lauderdale can be exciting as well as a bit overwhelming. The capstone of most real estate transactions will be the real estate closing session. In most cases the path toward this moment has probably been a long one, most likely with a few twists and turns along the way. Still, when the day arrives, the excitement is usually palpable. However, some of our South Florida readers may not know what to expect at a real estate closing.
The summer real estate shopping season is well underway as weather conditions improve throughout the country. But, in South Florida, the shopping season never stops. The residential real estate market may see more attention in some months more than others, but the weather rarely plays any particular impact on the local market. In the local market, pushing a deal through all the way to the real estate closing can happen at any time of the year.
Most people in Florida probably approach a real estate transaction with a sense of exhilaration to go along with their nervousness. After all, whether the buyer is a first-time homebuyer or a small business owner, buying a piece of real estate is a big move -- sometimes the biggest financial move of a person's life. So, what happens if a wrench gets thrown into the works? How can a Florida resident resolve a real estate dispute?
Our previous post, Part 1 in a two-part series, took a look at some of the first steps involved in a "for sale by owner" real estate transaction in Florida. These steps included making the decision to sell at the right time, fixing up the home and marketing the home the right way. Here, in Part 2, we will look at the remaining steps in this type of real estate sale.