Real Estate Sellers

Often, home buyers must sell their current residence to purchase a new one. Sellers, like buyers, have distinct responsibilities in a real estate transaction. At McMurter & Associates, we advise and represent sellers as part of our real estate practice. If you are purchasing a new home and selling your existing residence, we can advise you in both transactions.

We are located in Whitby, Ontario, and provide services in Oshawa and the Durham Region. Our lawyers help real estate sellers understand and give effect to the agreement they have reached to transfer ownership of their property.

Services To Sellers

Once you have agreed to sell your home, your real estate agent will prepare a binding contract between you and the buyer. As your lawyer, I will review this agreement and:

  • Perform a search of the property
  • Request a discharge statement for each mortgage or lien on the title
  • Prepare a transfer and review affidavits provided by the buyer's lawyer
  • Meet with you before the closing to obtain a key to the residence
  • Pay the real estate commission, mortgages, legal fees and proceeds of the sale to you after the closing, usually the same day

Even if you are an experienced seller, you may have questions about your real estate deal and the purchase of a new home. We welcome your inquiries at all stages of the process. For us, real estate transactions are something we do every day and have done countless times over our 30 years in practice. Homeowners, however, will have notably less experience with this process and should rely on their lawyers for advice and guidance. This is what we are here to provide.

Fees

Our charge for closing a home sale is $899.00 + HST. This includes all fees and disbursements and, if necessary, discharging one mortgage and two debts.

✱ On homes priced up to $500,000.00.

Contact McMurter & Associates

To schedule a consultation about selling your home, send us an email or call us at 1-800-756-7138 or 289-278-0934.