Optimum Real Estate, Inc.

293 Bedford Street,
Route 18
Whitman, MA 02382

Phone (781) 447-0700

Fax (781) 447- 9930


Optimum Seller Resources

 Home Selling Process: For the seller 

  • Obtain Mandatory Agency Disclosure from your agent. 
  • Discuss the selling price range of your home. 
  • Ask questions and /or consult your attorney at any time. 
  • When you decide to list your home, sign a contract with your agent. Contracts will include some of the following items:
    • Listing price of your home 
    • Length of contract (expiration date) 
    • Listing date 
    • Fee for services
    • Items included in sale 
    • Information about your home 
    • Information on how commissions are split 
    • Placing of sign and lock box 
    • Signatures of Agent & Owner
  • You will be asked to fill out an information sheet. 
  • You will be entered into MLS. 
  • You will be added to our website.
  • Your home will be marketed through mailing, newspapers, magazines,open houses.
  • Feedback will be obtained from showing agents
  • Once an offer is received you will be contacted as soon as possible and your agent will go over details and handle all negotiations with the selling agent for you. 
    • An offer is good until the date on the offer, but can be extended. 
      During the negotiations, if something is not understood please tell your agent and consult your attorney. 
    • The offer will include 
      1. Amount you are willing to accept for your home 
      2. The amount of the buyer's two deposits 
      3. Inspection & mortgage contingency .
      4. P&S date 
      5. Closing date 
      6. Buyer & Seller signatures (any changes must be initialed)
  • Once the offer is accepted, the Buyer has 7 days to complete mortgage application expense
  • P&S will be signed by the Buyer and Seller (4-5 original copies) 
  • You will need to obtain an Original Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Certificate from your local fire department or town office. This needs to be brought to closing
  • Title V certification (if private sewer will be needed) or final water/sewer reading for those on Town services.  
  • Deed prepared (cost about $176.00 ) 
  • Review closing costs (tax stamps $4.56 per 1000, outstanding  mortgage amount, etc.)
  • Notify utility companies and phone company, etc.
  • Final Walk- Through, the buyer will review your home before the closing
  • Deed recorded at the Registry
  • You receive the proceeds from your successful sale of your Home
  • exchange keys to Buyer 

                   ****CONGRATULATIONS! You have sold your home!****

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