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I've listed my home as a FSBO...how can I write a contract?

Do I need a contract or just an agreement to purchase the home and have it notarized. Then the bank can handle the closing settlement. Should I have a real estate attorney?
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@ Doug crane the statement about only attorney can type up a contract and a real estate agent can fill in the blanks is 100% true in the state of Ohio! looking at your profile you do not live in Ohio and maybe the laws are different where you live but in Ohio we as real estate agent can not type up or amend a non-preapproved contract! 
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February 19
You will have to either hire a Realtor or a Real Estate Attorney.
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February 19
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"Only attorneys can draw up contracts and real estate agents can fill in the blanks on approved contracts" is totally false and incorrect."
Any agent who thinks they can write a purchase contract from scratch has sawdust for brains and any client who trusts their agent to do law deserves them.


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February 19
please refer to my comments regarding FSBO here http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Marketing-Two-Ways/529040/

The comment stating "Only attorneys can draw up contracts and real estate agents can fill in the blanks on approved contracts" is totally false and incorrect.  good lord sometimes i just have to just shake my head =/
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February 19
As a real estate agent even the contracts we have our clients sign tell them to seek a attorney. Even with the best of situations if your paper work isn't correct you have opened yourself to several law suits. if you would like to talk I would be willing to help you through some of these situation. 
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February 19
Only attorneys can draw up contracts and real estate agents can fill in the blanks on approved contracts
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February 06
I would get a real estate attorney involved for your protection.  or a Realtor at a lower commission cut who is knowledgeable in your State laws.
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February 05
You can google search for your State and Residential Offer to Purchase. Tip: I have worked with FSBO's over 15 years. TIP: when you find a contract make copies and have them available for potential buyers. Best of luck!
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