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Selling Your Home Independently?

We're here to offer our experience and support! Independent Title has resources to educate and assist you with the title and closing process.

Congratulations! You have chosen to sell your home, By Owner.

It is our goal to guide you through the closing process ensuring a smooth transaction. Below we are providing you with this package that contains all the necessary papers you will need to get your sale process started. Follow the check list we have enclosed to guide your way to a successful offer and sell on your home.

The staff at Independent Title Services has the knowledge and experience to assist you in this exciting process. Our goal is to empower you and your buyer with the information and tools you need to feel comfortable with the transfer of ownership process for a confident and smooth transaction. If your situation changes or your home is not selling; we work with an extended network of real estate professionals and would be happy to connect you with a reputable professional in your area. 

Here are some highlights of the "For Sale By Owner" services:

  • Examine the county records for the property to determine: title, mortgages, taxes, and assessment
  • Produce the title commitment and assist with information the Buyer’s lender may need for a fast approval.
  • Order up-to-date mortgage payoffs, tax statements, and association liens when needed.
  • Communicate with the Buyer’s lender to determine how the mortgage approval process is progressing.
  • Coordinate a convenient closing day, time, and location for all parties.
  • Prepare the required closing documents for the sale of the home that are necessary.
  • Escrow all funds of Buyers and Sellers in our bank-protected escrow account.
  • Deliver all documents to the County Register of Deeds for proper recording in a timely fashion.
  • After closing, we will disburse all funds to pay off items in accordance with the terms of the sale.
  • Issue a title insurance policy to the buyer and potentially lender.

Knowledge is the power you need to sell and stay in charge of the sale process of your home. Start today by reviewing the information contained in this packet. These forms are included here for informational purposes only and it is recommended that you contact a real estate attorney if you need assistance. 

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Please review the below check list on required documents to order title work for the sale of the property.
Once complete, email the documentation to itssupport@ibcp.com and your title work will get started and you will be on your way to the closing table!

1.  All Party Contact Information
2.  Purchase Agreement
3.  Seller’s Disclosure
4.  Lead Based Paint Disclosure
5.  Payoff Authorization
6.  Home Owner Association (HOA) Status Sheet
7.  Earnest Money Deposit Agreement

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The enclosed forms and materials do not replace the professional advice of your attorney or Realtor. They are included to assist you and to provide you with a starting point for your home-selling transactions. These forms are designed for the sale of an existing home or condominium. They should be reviewed, modified, and supplement or amended by your attorney or Realtor for your unique transaction prior to their use. Significant modifications will be needed for vacant land or commercial property. Therefore, Independent Title Services disclaims any liability for loss or damage which maybe incurred by reason of use of these forms.