ULTIMATE DISCLOSURE – SHORTSALE
Prepare a written disclosure than verbal agreement while making mutual commitments
Are you planning to sell your property? Then you have to prepare ultimate disclosure. When you have planned to sell the property to the buyer, you need to make an agreement in writing stating that the property is being sold to the buyer by abiding to the terms and conditions as mentioned in the purchase and sale agreement. It is very important to prepare this disclosure while carry out any real-estate transaction. However, after preparing this ultimate disclosure, you should get it reviewed by an experienced lawyer to ensure that it is written in the right format and has no legal jargons. Moreover, this ultimate disclosure has a clear description about the property that you are going to bid a sale. This disclosure is attached with all the required documents that a seller has to submit while selling the property to the buyer for verification. These documents, helps the buyer to find any damages or issues with the property and help them to take a desired action. These documents also have the refurnishing details that is made to the home.
Sometimes, the buyer even asks for the disclosure prior to making mutual commitments. These disclosures include the electrical repairs in the home, plumbing issues and other structural design problems. Most importantly, you should inform the buyer about the lead paint, mold issue, termites, and asbestos in the home. In addition to this, it is also important to say about the threat poses to the property due to floods, endangered animals around your area, polluted water, and if there is any water scarcity problem during the dry season. It is the responsibility of the owner to probe all these questions to the owner prior to purchasing the property. Ideally, knowing all this helps you to take an informed decision of whether or not to purchase the property. Without inquiring about these, will put you in troubles in the future and eventually results in financial loss.
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Seller Acknowledgement, Disclosure and Addendum to Sales Contract
I, _______________________ (Seller), this _____ day of ______________, 20__, have agreed in writing to sell the property located at _____________________________ (The Property) to _____________________________________ (Buyer) and or his assigns, according to the terms and conditions contained and described in the Purchase and Sale Agreement (The Sales Agreement) of same date, a copy of which is attached . I further state as follows:
________ 1. OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY: I am the owner of The Property and am able to contract for its sale. There are neither other owners nor anyone else who has any interest in the property or who could contest the sale.
________ 2. ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER PRESENTED: I have reviewed the terms and conditions contained in The Sales Agreement and have accepted the Buyer’s offer to purchase The Property and am in absolute agreement that selling at the terms and price in the agreement are in my best interests.
________ 3. CONSIDERATION: I have received good, adequate and valuable consideration in signing The Sales Agreement, and I acknowledge both the receipt and the sufficiency of the consideration.
________ 4. IN MY BEST INTEREST: I am satisfied with The Sales Agreement and have agreed to sell The Property because it is in my best interest to do so. I have evaluated my situation carefully and know that selling the property with the terms and conditions outlined in The Sales Agreement is, indeed, in my very best interests.
________ 5. I AM FULLY INFORMED AND NOT CONFUSED, DISORIENTED OR OTHERWISE IMPARED: I have signed The Agreement being fully informed and with sufficient understanding of all terms and conditions contained therein. I am not confused in any way, about any aspect of The Sales Agreement.
________ 6. I AM SATISFIED WITH THE SALES PRICE: I understand I may be selling The Property for less than market value but have chosen to do so because my unique circumstances necessitate an immediate sale and even though the sale is at a discounted price, is in my best interest to do so. I am satisfied with the sales price I have negotiated.
________ 7.THIS SALE IS ABSOLUTELY FINAL: I understand by signing The Sales Agreement, I have agreed to sell The Property to the Buyer and am now legally bound by the terms and conditions described in The Sales Agreement. I further understand that I cannot “change my mind” or the terms or try to cancel the contract at some later neither date, nor can I continue to market The Property to any other buyer, under any circumstances.
________ 8. I UNDERSTAND THAT CONTINGENCIES MAY EXIST: I understand the sale may be contingent upon Buyer’s inspection and approval of certain items described in The Sales Agreement. I further understand that if Buyer does not approve of these items after closer inspection, the Buyer may cancel The Sales Agreement and if cancelled, I must return Buyer’s earnest money in full, without hesitation. I understand that The Buyer may decide not to purchase the property after all and I have agreed to give him that right to change his mind.
________ 9. THIS IS NOT A LOAN OF ANY KIND: I understand The Sales Agreement I have signed is for the outright sale of The Property and is not intended to be a loan of any kind, on this property or for any other reason.
________ 10. THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE ASSIGNED: I understand Buyer may assign The Sales Agreement to another buyer, person or company and I may be settling the sale with someone other than the initial Buyer. I have agreed to this and understand.
________ 11.POSSIBILITY OF NO FORMAL SETTLEMENT: I understand Buyer may choose to complete this transaction without the use of an attorney and may record the deed and other documents himself.
________ 12. SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTS: I understand there will most likely be additional settlement documents to sign and upon presentation, agree to sign and deliver the settlement documents either to the attorney or directly to Buyer, as Buyer may direct, in a timely manner.
________ 13. COPIES OF THE PAPERWORK: I understand that copies of the contracts and other documents I’ve signed will be provided to me in a timely manner and I agree and acknowledge that circumstances may mean that copies may not be immediately available to me but will be made available to me within a reasonable period of time.
________ 14. I ABSOLUTELY AGREE THAT THE BUYER IS ENTITLED TO PROFIT FROM THIS TRANSACTION: I understand Buyer may resell The Property and may realize a substantial profit in doing so. I agree Buyer is entitled to any profit, in any amount that may ultimately result from the subsequent resale of The Property.
________ 15. LEGAL COUNSEL ADVISED HAS BEEN ADVISED: I agree and acknowledge Buyer has advised me to seek independent legal counsel to review The Sales Agreement. If I chose not to seek council it was a decision I made of my own accord.
________ 16. A FINANCIAL REVIEW HAS BEEN ADVISED: I acknowledge Buyer has advised me to seek an independent financial advisor to review The Sales Agreement. If I have not sought out a financial review it was a decision I made of my own free will.
________ 17. I AGREE THIS TRANSACTION WAS FAIRLY NEGOTIATED: I understand Buyer has negotiated on his own behalf and I have negotiated on mine. I acknowledge The Sales Agreement has been negotiated fairly and Buyer has not taken advantage of my current situation or me.
________ 18. NO INCAPACITATING CONDITIONS: I have no physical, mental or emotional conditions or ailments that would cause in any way for me not to be able to make a rational, well thought out decision about signing The Sales Agreement.
________ 19. I AM NOT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANT MIND ALTERING SUBSTANCE: I am not now under the influence of alcohol or any other mind-altering substance or drug, legal or otherwise, nor am I taking medication that would cloud my judgment or reasoning abilities or make me unable to think clearly. I am in full control of my mental faculties.
________ 20. NO OTHER PROMISES HAVE BEEN MADE: I have not been promised anything other than what is described in The Sales Agreement. There are no unresolved issues, no “side agreements,” nor are their other terms not disclosed in The Sales Agreement. Every agreement made here has been reduced to writing.
________ 21. I AM NOT UNDER DURESS: I am not under duress and have signed The Sales Agreement of my own free will, without any undue financial pressure. The Buyer has in no way pressured me into signing The Sales Agreement.
________ 22. I AM FULLY SATISFIED WITH AGREEMENT: I am fully satisfied with all terms and conditions contained in The Sales Agreement and have been given every opportunity to negotiate the terms that I want.
________ 23. SELLING SUBJECT-TO EXISTING FINANCING: If my buyer is purchasing the property subject to the existing financing, I understand that the loan payments will be made monthly but not paid off completely at this time. I understand that if my loan contains a due on sale clause there is a risk that the bank if they find out about the transfer, may call the loan due. I am proceeding with this sale in full awareness of these possible risks and have no hesitation in doing so.
________ 24. I AM ABSOLUTELY SATISFIED WITH MY DECISION AND MY DEAL WITH MY BUYER: I have made this as my final decision to move the property and move on with my life. My buyer has been of tremendous assistance with this decision and I am grateful for his help.
Dated this _____ day of ___________________, 20____.
___________________________ Seller (Signature)
___________________________ Seller (Signature)
___________________________ Unofficial Witness (Signature)
___________________________ Notary Public (Signature)
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