Nice video from Realtor.com covering the basics of writing and submitting an offer. One thing that’s not illustrated in the video is that all offer paperwork can get drafted up and signed via a link sent directly to consumer’s email. It’s done via a great tool called Dotloop, which is sort of a virtual conference room to which all parties of a real estate transaction can be connected to view and edit documents. In my practice in most cases I draft up offer paperwork on Dotloop, which can be done from the closest coffee shop with wifi, and then send it to my clients for signatures. Once the paperwork is signed, I download the forms and submit the offer packet to a listing agent via email. Generally to submit an offer I need the following:

1) Offer form (signed via Dotloop)

2) Addendum A form (signed via Dotloop)

3) MA Mandatory Agency Disclosure, which tells consumer whether the agent submitting their offer works just for them or if they may be a seller’s agent (signed via Dotloop)

4) Pre-approval letter (obtained from your mortgage specialist)

5) Copy / photo of initial deposit / escrow check for $1000 payable to listing office brokerage

6) Lead Paint Disclosure. Applies only for properties built before 1978. (signed via Dotloop)

7) MLS property’s profile (for reference of inclusions / exclusions in the sale as advertised on MLS)

8) Letter from a buyer (if applicable)