Generic offer to purchase agreements and other real estate forms are available at large office supply stores such as Staples and Office Depot but these forms fail to provide a way for the seller to meet real estate disclosure requirements in many of the larger states where the question of what the seller must tell a buyer about known problems with residential property is the only part of real estate sales where the legislature enacts laws.
Audrie.com has teamed with Nicna Real Estate to create sets of forms and contracts to sell and buy residential real estate in all fifty states. Brokers and attorneys at Nicnia Real Estate have created forms and contracts functionally equivalent to real estate forms published by each state's association of realtors. To avoid copyright infringement, our forms are necessarily different from realtor association forms, but in addition to being functionally equivalent, our forms retain the familiar look-and-feel expected by escrow agents and other closing attorneys in each state.
Forms purchased from Audrie.com are typically one or two pages shorter that real estate forms published by the association of realtors in your state. Our forms are designed for people selling their homes without a real estate broker so we omit sections covering commission amounts, splits between seller and buyer broker, and arbitration rules to govern commission disputes.
Our Real Estate Forms will be appropriate for most people selling their own homes. However, unusual or complicated legal situations may sometimes occur. If you are faced with a real estate situation not covered in our forms, we recommend the advice of a real estate attorney. You can still save money by filling out our forms to the best of your ability and paying a real estate attorney to proof read them and make changes. The cost for an attorney's time for this type of service should be a lot less than the cost of preparing entire documents plus multiple office visits.
In cooperation with Nicnia Real Estate, the Audrie.com staff conducts an annual review of changes to forms published by realtor associations in each state. By far the most changes in state realtor forms are to sections covering real estate broker commissions, dispute resolutions and arbitration between brokers. These “broker” sections are not usually covered in our real estate forms so our current year forms are often identical to our prior year forms even when the state realtor associations trumpets new changes.
Our offer to purchase agreement and other real estate forms are available immediately:
- You can download the forms in Microsoft Word format for Windows.
- We can send them attached to an email in Microsoft Word format for Windows or Mac. In most states we can also email the full set of forms in PDF format for the free Acrobat Reader.
- We can send a pre-printed version in a neat folder via the U.S. Post Office.