Changes are sometimes misused when negotiations are not concluded to everyone`s satisfaction at the offer table, according to Doug Monett, a HUNTsville REALTOR®. „I am of the opinion that if an agreement is made correctly, a change is generally not necessary. However, an amendment is sometimes necessary when an agreement slips. It is the document of choice that saves a lot of offers at the eleventh hour. A change – a change to one or more conditions in an agreement – is a tool often used in real estate. Monett also saw changes if another document would have been more appropriate. „From time to time, buyer representatives create a change if an execution or waiver notification would be the best tool. You`ve accepted the sales contract, all the parties have signed, and you`re heading for the conclusion. A survey shows an invasive fence built by a neighbor. Buyers want the fence to be postponed before closing to eliminate the problem.
For this to be an integral part of the agreement, the treaty must be amended. The key is that we already have an agreement that has been signed and sealed. This is a change, and therefore a change. Sometimes the bank needs more time to get its papers in order, Monett says. „However, this is where the transaction can disintegrate. This extension must be acceptable to both parties, and an amendment often goes around. It amends the GSP to reflect the change agreed between buyers and sellers. It also expressly confirms that all other GSP conditions remain the same. Christian Allan, a REALTOR® of Perth, Ont., says changes are sometimes sought after by buyers who want to reopen a transaction at a lower price. „I`ve worked a lot with changes, and most of them happen when buyers try to renegotiate the price or remove conditions to make the offer more attractive to the seller,“ she says. The fact is that it is not an agreement until it closes and funds. There may be a number of things that appear in the transaction process that require a change in the terms of the agreement between buyer and seller.