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These are the checklists related to Paperwork.

These are tasks related to the paperwork involved in buying, selling and investing in real estate.

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  1. Determine your Contract and Paperwork Attorney
    If you're going to have the paperwork for working with your Real Estate Broker, Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate, or any other paperwork you might sign reviewed by an Attorney before you sign it, you may want to determine who that Attorney will be.

    This Attorney will also probably prepare or review your Lease.

    Ask your Real Estate Broker for a recommendation.

    Mark this task as complete once you've decided which Contract and Paperwork Attorney you will use to help review your legal documents or if you're qualified to review them yourself.

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  2. Receive copy of "Definitions of Working Relationships"
    Receive a copy of "Definitions of Working Relationships" or whatever the equivalent is in your local real estate market.

    James usually provides this via DocuSign for you to sign electronically along with:

    • "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract"
    • "Professional Services Provided"
    • "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction"

    Mark this task complete once you've received it.

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  3. Read "Definitions of Working Relationships"
    Read the "Definitions of Working Relationships" to prepare to discuss it with your Real Estate Broker.

    Mark this task complete once you've read it.

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  4. Discuss the "Definitions of Working Relationships" with your Real Estate Broker
    Discuss the "Definitions of Working Relationships" with your Real Estate Broker including:

    • That there are several ways you can work with a Real Estate Broker: where they represent the buyer, where they represent the seller and where they act more like a referee not representing either buyer or seller but helping coordinate the purchase and sale.
    • If you want a Real Estate Broker to represent you as a Buyer, you will need an "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract".
    • James prefers to work with you as a Buyer's Agent when buying so he can represent you and your best interest and give you advice throughout the transaction and beyond.
    • If you refuse to sign one, I will need to mark down that I gave you a copy and that you refused to sign.

    Mark this task as complete when you understand the "Definitions of Working Relationships".

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  5. Sign "Definitions of Working Relationships" via DocuSign
    Your Real Estate Broker will typically send over the "Definitions of Working Relationships" with the other documents for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign these by click on the link in your email and you will receive a copy of the signed documents via DocuSign.

    Mark this task as complete when you've signed your documents from your Real Estate Broker via DocuSign.

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  6. Save copy of "Definitions of Working Relationships" to your Dropbox folder
    Save copy of "Definitions of Working Relationships" to your Dropbox folder using the filename format of:

    "YYYY-MM-DD - YOUR NAME - Definitions of Working Relationships.pdf"

    Where YYYY = the year, MM = the two digit month, DD = the two digit day of the month and YOUR NAME is your actual name.

    For example, mine might look like this:

    "2019-04-03 - James Orr - Definitions of Working Relationships.pdf"

    Mark as complete when you've saved it to your Dropbox.

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  7. Receive a copy of "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract"
    Receive a copy of Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract or whatever the equivalent is in your local real estate market.

    James usually provides this via DocuSign for you to sign electronically along with:

    • "Definitions of Working Relationships"
    • "Professional Services Provided"
    • "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction"

    Mark this task complete once you've received it.

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  8. Read "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract"
    Read the "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract" to prepare to discuss it with your Real Estate Broker.

    Mark this task complete once you've read it.

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  9. Discuss the "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract" with your Real Estate Broker
    Discuss the "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract" with your Real Estate Broker including the following:

    • Your obligations in the "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract".
    • Your Real Estate Broker's obligations in the "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract".
    • The term of the agreement. I prefer to use 1 year or when you a buy a home, whichever comes first. Of course, see the note about terminating early below.
    • The types of houses and service area your Real Estate Broker is to show you.
    • How your Real Estate Broker is paid and why we often say the Buyer is obligated to pay (it is so we can negotiate getting the payment from the Seller or Seller's Broker).
    • How to terminate if your not happy with your Real Estate Broker. 99% of my agreements are written such that a Buyer can terminate with just an email to me at any time.

    Mark this task as complete when you understand the "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract".

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  10. Sign "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract" via DocuSign
    Your Real Estate Broker will typically send over the "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract" with the other documents for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign these by click on the link in your email and you will receive a copy of the signed documents via DocuSign.

    Mark this task as complete when you've signed your documents from your Real Estate Broker via DocuSign.

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  11. Save copy of "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract" to your Dropbox folder
    Save copy of "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract" to your Dropbox folder using the filename format of:

    "YYYY-MM-DD - YOUR NAME - Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract.pdf"

    Where YYYY = the year, MM = the two digit month, DD = the two digit day of the month and YOUR NAME is your actual name.

    For example, mine might look like this:

    "2019-04-03 - James Orr - Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract.pdf"

    Mark as complete when you've saved it to your Dropbox.

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  12. Receive a copy of "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction"
    Receive a copy of "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction" (also known as "Risks of New Construction").

    James usually provides this via DocuSign for you to sign electronically along with:

    • "Definitions of Working Relationships"
    • "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract"
    • "Professional Services Provided"

    Mark this task complete once you've received it.

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  13. Read "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction"
  14. Discuss the "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction" with your Real Estate Broker
    Discuss the "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction" with your Real Estate Broker.

    • The contracts that builders use are typically different than the contract the we use when buying a resale home from a Seller in the MLS or a FSBO.
    • The builder contracts tend to be very pro-builder whereas the contract we use elsewhere tends to be pro-Buyer.
    • Each builder contract is unique to each builder and is written usually by their attorney. Real Estate Brokers do not get training on the builder's contract and so we rely on the builder to explain it. If you have questions you may want to hire your own attorney to review it.

    Mark this task as complete when you feel you understand the "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction".

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  15. Sign "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction" via DocuSign
    Your Real Estate Broker will typically send over the "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction" with the other documents for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign these by click on the link in your email and you will receive a copy of the signed documents via DocuSign.

    Mark this task as complete when you've signed your documents from your Real Estate Broker via DocuSign.

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  16. Save copy of "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction" to your Dropbox folder
    Save copy of "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction" to your Dropbox folder using the filename format of:

    "YYYY-MM-DD - YOUR NAME - Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction.pdf"

    Where YYYY = the year, MM = the two digit month, DD = the two digit day of the month and YOUR NAME is your actual name.

    For example, mine might look like this:

    "2019-04-03 - James Orr - Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction.pdf"

    Mark as complete when you've saved it to your Dropbox.

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  17. Receive a copy of "Professional Services Provided"
    Receive a copy of "Professional Services Provided".

    James usually provides this via DocuSign for you to sign electronically along with:

    • "Definitions of Working Relationships"
    • "Exclusive Right-To-Buy Listing Contract"
    • "Brokerage Disclosure Regarding New Construction"

    Mark this task complete once you've received it.

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  18. Read "Professional Services Provided"
  19. Discuss the "Professional Services Provided" with your Real Estate Broker
  20. Sign "Professional Services Provided" via DocuSign
    Your Real Estate Broker will typically send over the "Professional Services Provided" with the other documents for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign these by click on the link in your email and you will receive a copy of the signed documents via DocuSign.

    Mark this task as complete when you've signed your documents from your Real Estate Broker via DocuSign.

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  21. Save copy of "Professional Services Provided" to your Dropbox folder
    Save copy of "Professional Services Provided" to your Dropbox folder using the filename format of:

    "YYYY-MM-DD - YOUR NAME - Professional Services Provided.pdf"

    Where YYYY = the year, MM = the two digit month, DD = the two digit day of the month and YOUR NAME is your actual name.

    For example, mine might look like this:

    "2019-04-03 - James Orr - Professional Services Provided.pdf"

    Mark as complete when you've saved it to your Dropbox.

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  22. Complete "Pre-Showings: Mock Contract" checklist
  23. Class Watch "Contract To Buy and Sell in Detail" Recording of Live Class
  24. Determine your Contract and Paperwork Attorney (if you haven't done it already)
    If you're going to have the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" (or any other paperwork you might sign) reviewed by an Attorney before you sign it, you may want to determine who that attorney will be.

    Ask your Real Estate Broker for a recommendation.

    Mark this task as complete once you've decided which Contract and Paperwork Attorney you will use to help review your legal documents or if you're qualified to review them yourself.

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  25. Review "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate"
    Read through the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate". Highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

    Mark this task complete once you've read through the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate". You'll be scheduling time to meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney, Accountant, Insurance Agent and/or your Real Estate Broker to have your questions answered in additional tasks.

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  26. Review "Lead-Based Paint Disclosure"
    Read through the "Lead-Based Paint Disclosure". Highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

    You'll only need this if the property was built prior to January 1, 1978 but it is good to have reviewed it ahead of time so you understand it in case you look at properties built prior to this date.

    Mark this task complete once you've read through the "Lead-Based Paint Disclosure". You can schedule time to meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney, Accountant, Insurance Agent and/or your Real Estate Broker to have your questions answered in additional tasks.

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  27. Review "Source of Water Addendum"
    Read through the "Source of Water Addendum". Highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

    Mark this task complete once you've read through the "Source of Water Addendum".

    You can schedule time to meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney, Accountant, Insurance Agent and/or your Real Estate Broker to have your questions answered in additional tasks.

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  28. Review "Seller's Property Disclosure"
    Read through the "Seller's Property Disclosure" for the property you're considering making an offer on or after you've made the offer if the Seller failed to provide ahead of time.

    Mark this task complete once you've read the "Seller's Property Disclosure".

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  29. Review "Square Footage Disclosure"
    Read through the "Square Footage Disclosure" to see if you have any questions about information in that disclosure.

    Mark this task complete once you've read the "Square Footage Disclosure".

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  30. IF FORT COLLINS: Review "Occupancy Limits Disclosure For Property Sale"
    Read through the "Occupancy Limits Disclosure For Property Sale" to see if you have any questions about information in that disclosure.

    Mark this task complete once you've read the "Occupancy Limits Disclosure For Property Sale".

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  31. Meet with Real Estate Broker to review the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and additional disclosures
    Meet with your Real Estate Broker to go over the highlighted sections of the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and the additional disclosures. Ask your Real Estate Broker your questions about the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate".

    Mark this task complete once you understand the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and feel comfortable with it.

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  32. Meet with Contract and Paperwork Attorney to review the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and additional disclosures
    Meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney to go over the highlighted sections of the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and any additional disclosures. Ask your Attorney your questions about the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate".

    Mark this task complete once you understand the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and feel comfortable with it.

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  33. Meet with Accountant to review the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and additional disclosures
    Meet with your Accountant to go over the highlighted sections of the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and any additional disclosures. Ask your Accountant your questions about the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate".

    Mark this task complete once you understand the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and feel comfortable with it.

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  34. Review Title Work
    You should receive a copy of the Title Work from the Title Company shortly after going under contract with the help of the Real Estate Brokers involved in the transaction.

    Review Title Work and highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Real Estate Brokers do not receive training on how to interpret Title Work so while they may be able to answer very basic questions, they are not competent to answer questions about the Title Work itself. For that, you will rely on getting info from the Title Company that is providing the Title Insurance and/or by hiring your own Title Attorney who is educated on Title Work.

    You may want to meet with your Title Attorney and/or Title Company to ask questions about it.

    If there is something in the Title Work that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Record Title Objection Deadline.

    Mark this task done once you've reviewed your Title Work.

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  35. Ask Title Insurance Company questions about Title Work
    If you have questions about your Title Work, you should first contact the Title Insurance Company that will be providing you (selling you) a Title Insurance Policy.

    If after talking to your Title Insurance Company, you still have questions, please talk to your Title Attorney.

    Mark this task done once you've reviewed your Title Work.

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  36. Ask Title Attorney questions about Title Work
    If you have questions about your Title Work, you should first contact the Title Insurance Company that will be providing you (selling you) a Title Insurance Policy.

    If after talking to your Title Insurance Company, you still have questions, please talk to your Title Attorney.

    Mark this task done once you've reviewed your Title Work.

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  37. IF TITLE IS UNACCEPTABLE: Object to Title
    If there is something in the Title Work that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Record Title Objection Deadline so we can file a formal objection to title and protect your Earnest Money.

    Mark this task done once you've objected or if you don't plan to object to Title Work.

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  38. IF YOU OBJECT TO TITLE: REAL ESTATE BROKER: Preparing "Title-Related Objection Notice"
    If there is something in the Title Work that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Record Title Objection Deadline so we can file a formal objection to title and protect your Earnest Money.

    Your choices are either to object and see what they offer as a possible resolution or if you are 100% certain that nothing would resolve it, you can terminate.

    If you'd like to object, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Title-Related Objection Notice".

    If you'd like to terminate, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release".

    Mark this task done once you've objected or if you don't plan to object to Title Work.

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  39. IF YOU OBJECT TO TITLE: Sign "Title-Related Objection Notice" via DocuSign
    If there is something in the Title Work that is unacceptable to you and you are objecting your Real Estate Broker will prepare a "Title-Related Objection Notice" and send it over for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign it via DocuSign prior to your Record Title Objection Deadline to protect your Earnest Money.

    Mark this task done when complete.

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  40. IF YOU ARE TERMINATING BASED ON TITLE: REAL ESTATE BROKER: Preparing "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release"
    If there is something in the Title Work that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Record Title Objection Deadline so we can file a formal objection to title and protect your Earnest Money.

    Your choices are either to object and see what they offer as a possible resolution or if you are 100% certain that nothing would resolve it, you can terminate.

    If you'd like to object, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Title-Related Objection Notice".

    If you'd like to terminate, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release".

    Mark this task done once you've objected or if you don't plan to object to Title Work.

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  41. IF YOU ARE TERMINATING BASED ON TITLE: Sign "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" via DocuSign
    If there is something in the Title Work that is unacceptable to you and you are terminating your Real Estate Broker will prepare a "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" and send it over for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign it via DocuSign prior to your Record Title Objection Deadline to protect your Earnest Money.

    Mark this task done when complete.

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  42. Review off-record title related documents
    You should receive a copy of any off-record title materials shortly after going under contract with the help of the Real Estate Brokers involved in the transaction from the Seller. That's if any exist.

    Off-record title materials like lease-option agreements, option agreements and unrecorded easements are relatively uncommon.

    Review off-record title documents and highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Real Estate Brokers do not receive training on off-record title documents so while they may be able to answer very basic questions, they are not competent to answer questions about the off-record title matters. For that, you will rely on hiring your own Attorney who is educated on these matters.

    If there is something in the off-record title documents that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Off-Record Title Objection Deadline.

    Mark this task done once you've reviewed your off-record title documents.

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  43. Ask Attorney questions about off-record title matters
    If you have questions about off-record title matters, you should talk to your Attorney to get your questions answered.

    Mark this task done when complete.

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  44. IF OFF-RECORD TITLE IS UNACCEPTABLE: Object to Off-Record Title
    If there is something in the off-record title information the Seller provided that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Off-Record Title Objection Deadline so we can file a formal objection to title and protect your Earnest Money.

    Mark this task done once you've objected or if you don't plan to object to any off-record title matters.

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  45. IF YOU OBJECT TO OFF-RECORD TITLE: REAL ESTATE BROKER: Preparing "Title-Related Objection Notice"
    If there is something related to off-record title matters that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Off-Record Title Objection Deadline so we can file a formal objection to title and protect your Earnest Money.

    Your choices are either to object and see what they offer as a possible resolution or if you are 100% certain that nothing would resolve it, you can terminate.

    If you'd like to object, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Title-Related Objection Notice".

    If you'd like to terminate, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release".

    Mark this task done once you've objected or if you don't plan to object to off-record title matters.

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  46. IF YOU OBJECT TO OFF-RECORD TITLE: Sign "Title-Related Objection Notice" via DocuSign
    If there is something related to off-record title matters that is unacceptable to you and you are objecting your Real Estate Broker will prepare a "Title-Related Objection Notice" and send it over for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign it via DocuSign prior to your Off-Record Title Objection Deadline to protect your Earnest Money.

    Mark this task done when complete.

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  47. IF YOU ARE TERMINATING BASED ON OFF-RECORD TITLE: REAL ESTATE BROKER: Preparing "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release"
    If there is something relating to off-record title matters that is unacceptable to you, let your Real Estate Broker know as soon as possible and definitely before the Off-Record Title Objection Deadline so we can file a formal objection to title and protect your Earnest Money.

    Your choices are either to object and see what they offer as a possible resolution or if you are 100% certain that nothing would resolve it, you can terminate.

    If you'd like to object, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Title-Related Objection Notice".

    If you'd like to terminate, your Real Estate Broker would prepare a "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release".

    Mark this task done once you've objected or if you don't plan to object to any off-record title matters.

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  48. IF YOU ARE TERMINATING BASED ON OFF_RECORD TITLE: Sign "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" via DocuSign
    If there is something related to off-record title matters that is unacceptable to you and you are terminating your Real Estate Broker will prepare a "Notice to Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" and send it over for you to sign via DocuSign.

    Sign it via DocuSign prior to your Off-Record Title Objection Deadline to protect your Earnest Money.

    Mark this task done when complete.

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  49. Class Watch "Seller's Property Disclosure Case Studies" Recording of Live Class
  50. Receive "Seller's Property Disclosure"
    Receive a copy of the "Seller's Property Disclosure" from the Seller.

    Typically we will send it over either with the offer or as soon as we receive it via DocuSign so you can sign it.

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  51. Sign "Seller's Property Disclosure" via DocuSign
    Initial each page and sign the "Seller's Property Disclosure" acknowledging that you received it when your Real Estate Broker sends it over via DocuSign.

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  52. Save "Seller's Property Disclosure" to Dropbox
    Save a copy of the "Seller's Property Disclosure" to your property folder in Dropbox.

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  53. Review "Seller's Property Disclosure"
    Read through the "Seller's Property Disclosure" for the property you're under contract on.

    You can't object specifically to the "Seller's Property Disclosure". If you want to object, it would probably be an objection under the property inspection provided you kept that objection in your "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" when you negotiated your offer.

    Mark this task complete once you've read the "Seller's Property Disclosure".

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  54. Bring "Seller's Property Disclosure" to inspection
    You'll want to bring a printed copy of the "Seller's Property Disclosure" to your inspection so that you and your inspector can look closer at any items that you have questions about.

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  55. IF OBJECTING BASED ON INSPECTION: REAL ESTATE BROKER: Prepare "Inspection Objection"
    If you're going to object to anything during your Home Inspection discuss what you're objecting to and have Real Estate Broker prepare an "Inspection Objection".

    Make sure you wait to get all your reports back before objecting like your sewer scope, radon test results, and methamphetamine test results.

    IMPORTANT: This must be done prior to your "Inspection Objection Deadline".

    Mark this complete when you completed an "Inspection Objection" or if you're not going to object.

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  56. IF OBJECTING BASED ON INSPECTION: Sign "Inspection Objection" via DocuSign
    Once your Real Estate Broker completes the "Inspection Objection" with your help, sign the "Inspection Objection" via DocuSign.

    IMPORTANT: This must be done prior to your "Inspection Objection Deadline".

    Mark this complete when you completed an "Inspection Objection" or if you're not going to object.

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  57. IF OBJECTING BASED ON INSPECTION: Save "Inspection Objection" to Dropbox
    Save a copy of your "Inspection Objection" in your property folder on Dropbox after you've signed it via DocuSign.

    Mark this complete when done.

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  58. IF TERMINATING BASED ON INSPECTION: REAL ESTATE BROKER: Prepare "Notice To Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release"
    If you find out information during your inspection period so egregious that there is no possible resolution with the Seller, you can choose to terminate and protect your Earnest Money.

    Ask your Real Estate Broker to prepare a "Notice To Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" prior to your Inspection Objection Deadline.

    Mark this complete when done.

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  59. IF TERMINATING BASED ON INSPECTION: Sign "Notice To Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" via DocuSign
    If you find out information during your inspection period so egregious that there is no possible resolution with the Seller, you can choose to terminate and protect your Earnest Money.

    Sign the "Notice To Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" that your Real Estate Broker sends over to you via DocuSign. It must be delivered to the Seller and/or the Seller's Real Estate Broker prior to your Inspection Objection Deadline.

    Mark this complete when done.

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  60. IF TERMINATING BASED ON INSPECTION: Save "Notice To Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" to Dropbox
    Once you've signed your "Notice To Terminate" and "Earnest Money Release" save a copy of each to your property folder on Dropbox.

    Once the Seller signs, you can replace your copies with fully executed versions signed by you and the Seller.

    Mark this complete when done.

    Contract Deadline: Inspection Objection DeadlineInspectionPaperworkUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 9

  61. IF NEGOTIATED IN CONTRACT: Review existing leases and related paperwork
    If you're buying a property that has tenants in the property, you should review the current leases during the Due Diligence period.

    This should include:

    • Leases for all tenants
    • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure (if built prior to 1978)
    • Co-signor agreements (if applicable)
    • Mold Disclosure (if applicable)
    • Move-In Inspection
    • Occupancy Limits Disclosure (required in Fort Collins)
    • Tenant Estoppel Statements

    If you have an objection (or want to terminate based on what you find in the leases) you'd need to object by the Due Diligence Objection Deadline.

    Mark this task done once you've reviewed the existing leases and related paperwork.

    Contract Deadline: Due Diligence Documents Delivery DeadlinePaperworkUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 9

  62. Review "Post-Closing Occupancy Agreement"
    Review the "Post-Closing Occupancy Agreement".

    PaperworkUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 6

  63. Determine your Contract and Paperwork Attorney for Post-Closing Paperwork
    If you're going to have your Lease (or any other paperwork you might sign) reviewed by an Attorney before you use it, you may want to determine who that attorney will be.

    This attorney will also probably review your Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate.

    Ask your Real Estate Broker for a recommendation.

    Mark this task as complete once you've decided which Contract and Paperwork Attorney you will use to help review your legal documents or if you're qualified to review them yourself.

    Asset ProtectionDream TeamDream Team - Post-ClosingLeasePaperworkUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 54

  64. Meet with Contract and Paperwork Attorney to go over Lease
    Once you've read through the Lease and highlighted sections you have questions about, take your questions and meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney and go over your questions about the Lease.

    Mark this task as complete once you feel comfortable with the Lease.

    Dream TeamDream Team - Post-ClosingLeasePaperworkUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 44

  65. Review Service Animal Laws
    Review the rules and regulations regarding service animals. Use the following links as a starting point.

    HUD guidelines regarding Service Animals

    https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/SERVANIMALS_NTCFHEO2013-01.PDF/

    Article published by a Colorado based law firm on this

    https://frascona.com/landlords-guide-to-handling-tenants-request-for-assistance-animals/

    Consult your attorney when making any decisions or policies regarding the accommodation of persons with service animals as the laws may have been modified or changed.

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordRental ApplicationTenant ScreeningUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 48

  66. Get or create "Rental Application"
    Get or create your own "Rental Application" to be used when tenants and/or tenant-buyers apply to rent your properties.

    Use the Nomad "Rental Application" as a starting point:

    https://RealEstateFinancialPlanner.com/rental-application/

    Mark this task complete when you have your own "Rental Application".

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordRental ApplicationTenant ScreeningUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 48

  67. Get or create "Rental Application Evaluation Worksheet"
    Get or create your own "Rental Application Evaluation Worksheet" to be used when tenants and/or tenant-buyers apply to rent your properties.

    Use the Nomad "Rental Application Evaluation Worksheet" as a starting point:

    https://RealEstateFinancialPlanner.com/rental-application-evaluation-worksheet/

    Mark this task complete when you have your own "Rental Application Evaluation Worksheet".

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordRental Application Evaluation WorksheetTenant ScreeningUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 48

  68. Get or create "Rental Application Evaluation Criteria"
    Get or create your own "Rental Application Evaluation Criteria" to be used when tenants and/or tenant-buyers apply to rent your properties.

    Use the Nomad "Rental Application Evaluation Criteria" as a starting point:

    https://RealEstateFinancialPlanner.com/rental-application-evaluation-criteria/

    Mark this task complete when you have your own "Rental Application Evaluation Criteria".

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordRental Application Evaluation CriteriaTenant ScreeningUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 48

  69. Get or create "Reservation Deposit Agreement"
    Get or create a "Reservation Deposit Agreement" form that you'll use with your Tenant or Tenant-Buyers when they reserve your rental property.

    Ask your Contract and Paperwork Attorney or your Real Estate Broker.

    Mark this task complete once you have a "Reservation Deposit Agreement" form.

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 47

  70. Get or create "Tenant Evaluation Criteria"
    Get or create your own written "Tenant Evaluation Criteria" to be in compliance with Fair Housing Laws.

    This is the written standards and approval process for whether a Tenant or Tenant-Buyer qualifies to rent your property.

    Remember that you are about to loan someone an asset that is probably worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (the value of your property), so you should screen Tenants and Tenant-Buyers thinking that you're loaning them something that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to you. Personally, I'd even tell them that to set the right tone.

    Mark this task complete when you have written "Tenant Evaluation Criteria".

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordTenant ScreeningTenant-BuyersTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 46

  71. Read through "Tenant Evaluation Criteria"
    Read through your "Tenant Evaluation Criteria" and highlight sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

    Mark this task complete once you've read through the "Tenant Evaluation Criteria" and documented your questions.

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordTenant ScreeningTenantsUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 46

  72. Get or create "Move-In Inspection Report" and "Move-Out Inspection Report"
    Get or create your own "Move-In Inspection Report" and "Move-Out Inspection Report" that you can use with your Tenant or Tenant-Buyer.

    You can usually get this either from your Real Estate Broker or your Contract and Paperwork Attorney.

    Mark this task complete when you have a "Move-In Inspection Report" and "Move-Out Inspection Report".

    PaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 45

  73. Get or create "Lease"
    Download a copy of the "Lease" you intend to use (either from your Attorney or from your Real Estate Broker) or create your own with the help of your Attorney.

    https://RealEstateFinancialPlanner.com/lease/

    Mark this task complete once you have a copy of the "Lease".

    LeasePaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 44

  74. Read "Annotated Lease"
    If you're using my "Lease", read the "Annotated Lease" to see examples of the "Lease" filled in and see how we explain it to Tenants and Tenant-Buyers.

    https://RealEstateFinancialPlanner.com/lease/

    Mark this complete once you've read through the "Annotated Lease".

    LeasePaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 44

  75. Read through "Lease"
    Read through your "Lease" and highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down the questions you have.

    Mark this task complete once you've read through the "Lease".

    LeasePaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 44

  76. Practice filling in "Lease"
    Practice filling in a complete sample "Lease" before meeting with your Tenant or Tenant-Buyer to show a property and complete a "Lease".

    Mark this task complete once you've practiced filling in a complete "Lease" and asking your Contract and Paperwork Attorney any questions if they come up while doing it.

    LeasePaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 55

  77. Get or create "Lease-Option" documents
    Have your Contract and Paperwork Attorney prepare your "Lease-Option" documents for your Tenant-Buyer or create them with your Attorney's help.

    Mark this task complete once your Contract and Paperwork Attorney has prepared your "Lease-Option" documents.

    ASAPLeaseLease-OptionPaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordTenant-BuyersUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 57

  78. Read through "Lease-Option" documents
    Read through your "Lease-Option" paperwork. Highlight any sections you have questions about. Write down your questions.

    Mark this task complete once you've read through your "Lease-Option" paperwork. You'll be scheduling time to meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney to have your questions answered in another task.

    ASAPLeaseLease-OptionPaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordTenant-BuyersUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 57

  79. Meet with Contract and Paperwork Attorney to review "Lease-Option" documents
    Meet with your Contract and Paperwork Attorney to go over the highlighted sections of your "Lease-Option" documents. Ask your Attorney your questions about the paperwork.

    Mark this task as complete once you understand and feel comfortable with your "Lease-Option" documents.

    ASAPLeaseLease-OptionPaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 58

  80. Determine your Tenant-Buyer Evaluation Criteria
    Determine and write out the criteria that you'll use to evaluate a Tenant-Buyer.

    Mark this task as complete when you have written evaluation criteria to be in compliance with Fair Housing Laws.

    ASAPLeaseLease-OptionPaperworkPrepare to be a LandlordTenant ScreeningUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 54

  81. IF TENANT-BUYER: Give Tenant-Buyer a copy of "Option" agreement
    If you're offering a Lease Option, then explain the Option to your Tenant-Buyer but strongly encourage them to talk to their own attorney.

    Lease Signing and Lease ReviewPaperworkTenant-BuyersUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 60

  82. Class Watch "Asset Protection 102: Document Examples" Recording of Live Class
    Watch the recording of the live presentation of "Asset Protection 102: Document Examples" available on:

    https://RealEstateFinancialPlanner.com/asset-protection-102/

    Asset ProtectionClassesPaperworkUltimate Nomad ChecklistWeek 23

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