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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Toooo many pages, most negotiations occur with a counter offer form which is only one page.

Jul 08, 2019 12:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,420,668
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We have several approved forms that we must use, depending on the type of transaction.  Our residential 1 - 4 contract has 8 pages, plus a courtesy page to confirm payment of earnest money, option fee, and who represent who.

Jul 08, 2019 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
331,858
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

In Maryland the Sate contract is 10 pages. There is also another regional contract used in the DMV that is similar.

Jul 08, 2019 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,570,636
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No, NY is an attorney state - real estate agents do not fill in contracts.

Jul 08, 2019 03:09 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We do but, for negotiations, we use email - or in recent years, mostly text. Our Contract is now 13 pages long. I believe it was 5 when I started in the business!

Jul 08, 2019 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,167,457
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes the NAR (NH assoc of Realtors) has prepared standard forms for us here in NH. There is no standard days though, the days are blank for us to fill in. 

Jul 08, 2019 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
667,045
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes. 13 pages including the page where due diligence and earnest money is signed for. It does not include addendums or agency disclosure.

Jul 08, 2019 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,463,501
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Without addendums, our offer to purchase agreement is 13 pages. I believe we do have sanctioned forms for negotiations, but I can't say I've seen anyone use them ever in a negotiation in my 20 years in Charlotte real estate. We tend to negotiate back and forth via email to have a record.

Jul 08, 2019 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,190,143
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

For a residential contract it's 12 pages, for new construction 14.  Yes, it is statewide

Jul 08, 2019 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,877,901
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes. 

Standard Purchase without all the required attachments is 10 pages. 

Jul 08, 2019 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
866,090
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We have state-approved Contract to Purchase for offers & P&S form (7 pages)

Jul 08, 2019 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
613,490
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Yes, the Standard RE Contract. It was 3 pages, the latest one is 5 pages. 

Jul 08, 2019 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
773,467
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Statewide contract is 10 pages with a advisory attached to make it 11. Additional pages, such as the Agency Disclosures and Wire Fraud Advisory and forms used regionally can balloon the total of pages past 50. That is before negotiations start. Counter Offer is only 1 page unless there are addenda.

Jul 08, 2019 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have regional contracts and they are too long.

Jul 08, 2019 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

We have less then a dozen State approved forms Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS and I used those forms when I was active but several brokerages in my area did not.

 

BTW or State OTP is only 3 pages.

Jul 08, 2019 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,648,523
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are statewide forms, advisories, addenda, and a full range of other documents for all types of real estate listing and sale activities to keep everyone "safe" but not necessarily "sane" in honor of our recent Independence Day celebrations.  

Jul 08, 2019 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,357,180
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that depends on the attorneys and their willingness to cooperate with each other....I've witnessed many mud fights!!!  imagine that?????

Jul 08, 2019 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,592,528
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Simply put, yes and too many!

Jul 08, 2019 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,902
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I did not count them. We have packeges in our realty.

Jul 08, 2019 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
844,506
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Yes, the residential sales agreement is 11 pages, without any addendums or disclosures.  Interestingly, a recent buyer made an offer to an FSBO seller.  Seller sent the offer to his attorney to review. The attorney called me; his first comment was the residential sales agreement was only one page when he started practicing law. (he is in his 80's). I mentioned it was now 11 pages because of attorneys.

Jul 08, 2019 01:07 PM
Ambassador
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes we have standard contract forms. The average page amount - is most likely 30 to 40 as we have a number of addendums to be attached for either the buyers or sellers.

Jul 08, 2019 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,301,062
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, the California association puts out a series of forms... but there is NO requirement to use them.  They're just free with membership and the only forms the free lawyers will speak to.  But I can use NOLO forms, something an attorney of mine drafts up or something I write on the back of a napkin.

 

Purchase contract is 10 pages, unless the buyer's agent throws in additional disclosures or attachments.  Then it can grow to 30 pages.

Jul 08, 2019 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,864,544
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We did..and I don't remember the details. A

Jul 08, 2019 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,832,416
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, in form simplicity

Jul 08, 2019 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,337,432
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes

8 pages

 

Jul 08, 2019 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,340,483
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I just looked at a couple I received this week, and they were 21 pages.

Jul 27, 2019 01:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,435,542
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Standard form to buy is 15 pages.

Jul 12, 2019 11:47 AM
Rainer
66,214
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes we do have statewide approved R.E. Forms and the standard contract is 8 pages here in GA.

Jul 10, 2019 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
513,889
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Paul, Hawaii is 14 pages.

Jul 10, 2019 01:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,587,628
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Bob Crane wrote. Way TOOOOOOOO many!

Jul 09, 2019 07:12 AM