Contract to Closing

Our seller clients really appreciate our services in listing, marketing and getting a buyer signed on the dotted line on a purchase contract. However, neither they nor we can rest just because a contract is inked. There are more than 50 tasks and deadline deliveries on our normal residential seller side real estate transaction checklist. And, we take our responsibilities seriously in the processing of all documents and meeting of all deadlines.
 
The process of taking a signed purchase contract through to closing involves a great many details, deliveries and document submissions. We coordinate all of this for our sellers, making sure that all phases of the closing process move along smoothly.

  • Title – We work closely with the title company and attorneys to make sure that all documents and deliveries are processed in a timely manner. We work with our sellers to examine all of their title and recorded documents to uncover all material defects and items of importance. Though this is normally of more concern to the buyer, sellers must respond to their objections, so it’s important to know what’s in all recorded documents. Example:  while there are normally few items in a title binder that can be corrected as they’re recorded and pass with the property, sometimes there are requirements or exceptions that weren’t expected but must be addressed.  With the more careful lending environment, more “quit-claim” deeds are being required as one example.  Perhaps you have a previous divorce and the lender wants better protection against claims and will require a quitclaim deed from your former spouse.
  • Inspections, Survey & Appraisal – Our job is to coordinate access for inspectors and the appraiser, and to accept deliveries of reports as well as any objections or correction requirements from the buyers. We take this job seriously and will be with our sellers every step of the way. Every instance of delivery of an inspection and/or buyer objections requires a response in most cases, and there are deadlines.  We stay on top of these deadlines, make sure reports are delivered to you on time or extensions are put into place, and that you respond within required time lines.  Failure to do so could obligate you to repairs or other corrections or kill the deal.
  • Repair Negotiations – If the buyer submits requirements for corrective actions to items on reports, we work with our sellers to determine the cost of those requirements and the appropriate response necessary to keep the deal going in a way beneficial to our seller clients. Should you agree to make certain repairs, there will be deadlines associated with completion, and possibly requirements for the buyer’s inspector to return and re-inspect for completion and repair quality.  We keep all of this on track for you, and can recommend contractors we know do quality work at fair prices.
  • Lender Document Coordination – One of the leading causes of delayed closings is some problem with funding due to lender last minute requirements or other document demands. We are monitoring all document flows to make sure this doesn’t happen for our sellers. As the seller, you aren’t getting a mortgage, but you need to be very concerned with the buyer’s ability to do so and their lender’s process and ability to meet deadlines and fund at closing.  Mortgage problems kill a lot of deals, so we’re going to be involved in the buyer’s process to protect you, our seller client.

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  • Latonya Martin is very detailed individual, she is a seasoned professional and hardworking. I recommend Latonya's services to everyone!!!

    Leshaunte Obard, Home Seller
  • LaTonya and her team are phenomenal! I was relocating from out of state and I can't imagine the process going any smoother. She or a member of her team was always available, she was knowledgeable, and just overall an outstanding professional and wonderful person! I highly recommend LaTonya and Grand Style Homes

    Michelle Ghee
  • Latonya is professional, tenacious, courteous and most of all in my case patient. She is tireless s in her resolve to get results. She answers my questions and gives me the necessary support to know that regardless of whatever roadblock I meet in the effort to get my house sold despite what seem insurmountable odds she will get the job done. I could not ask for a better person to represent my real estate interests

    Arnita Mckiver, Home Seller
  • I knew nothing about buying a home, so I Googled some real estate agents. Grande Style Homes came up on the list. I sent LaTonya a message. She responded promptly. From the first time I contacted her until I moved into my first home, she was there every step of the way! If you need a home, LaTonya will get you in there!

    LaToya Connley
  • My family and I would like to thank you for all your hard work an time in helping finding a home for us. Thanks."

    A. Foster Antioch, TN
  • As a client of Grande Style Homes Real Estate Agency for over seven years, I have been very satisfied with the quality of professionalism that Owner/Realtor, Ms. LaTonya Martin and her staff have shown me in my purchase of several property's through this company. Her team demonstrates service, attention to detail, and value of the client. I recommend to anyone seeking to acquire property, to put your trust in the Grande Style Homes Real Estate Company as I have done. You will be satisfied.

    Forrest Henderson
  • "Ms. Martin assisted my husband and I in purchasing our 1st home a few years back. We were young at the time and did not have a clue on what was in store when it came to the housing market, banks, lenders, insurance, etc. She was informative to help us understand step by step what was going on. Ms. Martin was more than welcoming with getting us in a home that was perfect for our needs, she also made sure to keep us in the loop on everything that was going on with the buying process. She is very confident in her work (which is a plus), customer focused and has your needs at heart. I have and will continue to refer customers to her."

    M. Hearring, Nashville, TN
  • "Latonya was a great asset and was very detailed with everything. She truly loves her work and would be a great asset to anyone that needs her help."

    W. Mitchel, CEO, Nolensville, TN
  • "Latonya is a realtor that you can trust. She is easy to deal with and is patient. She knows how to get the deal done and will go the extra mile to do it." ,

    S, Vickery Dickson, TN
  • "Latonya Martin not only cares about her clients to the point of a sell. But she cares to a point immeasurable. I strongly recommend Latonya Martin for all of your real estate needs!"

    A. Moore, Producer, Old Hickory, TN