Contract to Closing Partners

Contract to Closing Partners

There are few things we enjoy more than saying to a client, “You just bought a home!” That means that the seller has accepted your offer, terms and contingencies have been agreed upon, the closing date has been set, and you’ll soon be preparing for moving day.

Just because the contract has been accepted doesn’t mean our work for you stops. On the contrary. There are a myriad of other things we will do to ensure the process goes smoothly.  We call it “the back office work.”

For example, we will take care of many of the administrative details on your behalf. We will work with the seller’s agent, the settlement company or attorney and your mortgage lender to ensure that all the necessary paperwork has been completed and submitted within the required time frames.

Don’t worry about finding a good home inspector, insurance agent or settlement agent or attorney, etc. We are  well-connected in the local real estate scene and can personally recommend reputable professionals and companies to help you.

Home Inspction Seal

Once you have made an offer on a home, the contract will be contingent upon a home inspection.  A home inspection helps buyers to find out the condition of the home BEFORE you buy it.  You want to make sure you’re not buying a lemon!! Save money and a lot of headache by having a home inspection performed.

In Virginia, you have the right to select the home inspector of your choice.  Make sure you select a pro!

Clay Bryant, Licensed Inspector

Beach Home Inspections

(757) 650-7444 Direct Line



John Yaroch, Licensed Inspector

First Landing Home Inspctions

(757) 403-2615 Direct Line


In addition to your home inspection, you will have to have a termite and moisture inspection performed.  Depending on how your contract is written, will determine whether the buyer selects and pays for the inspection or whether the seller selects and pays for the inspection.  Your lender will require that the home your purchase or sell (if your buyer is obtaining financing) be free from wood destroying insects (termites) and free of any moisture damage.

In Virginia you have the right to select the insurance agent and company of your choice.  Make sure you select a pro!

Weston Exterminating, Inc.

1333 Harpers Road, Ste 101

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Office:  (757) 313-8369

Visit Weston’s website.


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Insurance is NOT an option; it’s a necessity. Your home is your most valuable asset. You MUST have it insured.  Your lender will require you to have a homeowners or hazard insurance policy and you may even be required to have flood insurance.  Now, don’t worry because the mortgage payment includes a portion of your insurance premium every month. However, how much insurance you need, what kind of policy and how much will the premiums cost are crucial questions.  You need an agent who will give you a good rate in exchange for coverage that will provide comprehensive coverage of all your assets.

In Virginia you have the right to select the insurance agent and company of your choice.  Make sure you select a pro!

Ken Crowder, Insurance Agent

State Farm Insurance Agency

757-461-2027 office

5802 Virginia Beach Blvd
Suite 128
Norfolk, VA 23502-2481

Agent website


Barbara “Bobbi” Schooler, Insurance Agent

Colonial Insurance Agency

757-622-6746 Office

954 W. 21st Street

Norfolk, VA 23517

Agent website


Iris Nance, Insurance Agent

Farmers Insurance Agency


6052 Providence Rd

Ste 104

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Agent website

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Closing day is the day every new homeowner looks forward to.  There are several important and legal documents that have to be prepared in order to transfer the ownership of property from the seller to the buyer.  The proper research, preparation and filing of these documents is essential to you taking possession of your new home.

Closing on your home is the final step before you get the keys.  It is the date that you will start planning for from the moment you sign the contract. Selecting a quality title company or real estate attorney is key in ensuring that all the lender documents, legal documents and compliance issues are handled properly.

In Virginia, you have the right to select your title company or real estate attorney to perform your closing.  Make sure you select a pro!

Thompson Law Group • (757) 486-3333

Temple Law Group • (757) 497-3419

Jenny L. Colon, PC  (757) 277-9803


If at any time leading up to moving day you have a question, problem or concern, we will be there to help.  Our  network is vast and our resources are deep.  If you have an issue, we have a solution or we know someone who does!  You can count on us to be your REALTORS® before, during and after you cross the threshold into your beautiful new home.

If you have questions about the home buying process, please feel free to call or email or submit the CONTACT US form and we will be in touch with you shortly.


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