New Forms ....again

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team 93383

You know, since I have been a realtor, we have gone from 1 page for a  listing and 1 page for a offer to about total pages of around 15 pages.  Don't that seem like a waste of trees.

Our state of NC has just revised the forms and we are having a webinar on that today.

Would love to get back to a more simplistic way of giving buyers and seller what they need.




Comments (7)

Bill Ladewig - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

HI Ginger, I also remember the 1 page 8.5 x 11 purchase offer.  In Calfornia we called it the Deposit Receipt.  I guess we have to take the bad with the good; listings used to come out twice a week on 3 x 5 cards and agents had to call their buddies to find new listings.  Pre fax and pre cell phone.

Jun 23, 2009 01:48 AM
Laura Gray
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD

Ginger - don't move to the Washington Metropolitan Area anytime soon at last count we were up to 58 pages for a Maryland State contract and all of the County required addenda that goes with it.

It is getting to the point that I save the boiler plate pages with my buyer initials so that I can reuse them since we have to write so many ffers to get one thru.

I e-mail whenever possible and rarely make a copy of an offer , if the buyer wants a copy that bad I would rather put it on a flash drive and give them that.

Jun 23, 2009 01:54 AM
Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Lawyers. They add crap to a contract and it's mostly redundant. LOL, Thanks.

Jun 23, 2009 01:58 AM
Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

We have 16 pages as well + all the other disclosures, addenda, etc. etc. Comes to about 30 pages on a 'regular' transaction. July 1st they are changing something again on the contracts... sometimes the changes don't even seem to make any sense, but we just keep writing them. ~Rita

Jun 23, 2009 02:26 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

WE just sat thru 90 minutes of explaination.  Still do not know why they made these changes.


Jun 23, 2009 04:03 AM
Brian Kuhns
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber - Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns

funny you should mention that...I was just wondering today what the difference in paperwork was between 1998 when I bought my current home and today....because I only remember filling out one page for a purchase agreement...I was beginning to think that maybe my Realtor back then didn't really explain the entire process, but then again maybe he was just simpler then. I haven't been in the biz long enough to know the difference I guess

Jun 24, 2009 04:10 PM
Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Hi Ginger - I agree.  I would love to see a simpler set of forms.  The paper work is so involved now and much of that has been driven by the legal nature of our industry.  I don't think we'll ever see one-page forms again.

Jun 29, 2009 03:36 AM