Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Explain Changes in
NC Home Sales Paperwork

RALEIGH – Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® has produced a video to help explain changes in the new North Carolina Offer to Purchase Contract. Effective January 1st, 2011, every member of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® must use the new due diligence contract.

“The steps to a real estate closing have dramatically changed this year,” said Linda Craft.  “This new contract language changes due diligence allowances for home buyers to allow more time for critical inspections, among other things. Buyers can also put less money into a due diligence period than the previous requirements for earnest money. Home sellers can keep their property on the market and take back-up offers more easily through this time-period too.”

Craft compares the home-buying process to dating, engagement and marriage. “You can date, buy the engagement ring and never get married. If you break during the engagement, you lose the cost of the ring. Home sellers are looking for a serious commitment with a happy ending.”

The video link at includes recommendation on how to prepare for quick action with a mortgage pre-approval for buyers and a pre-inspection for sellers.

About Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®, the Triangle’s Top Ranking real estate firm and Corporate Real Estate Sponsor for the Carolina Hurricanes has been helping individuals and families find a place to call home in all price ranges for over 26 years. A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Linda Craft has helped over 5,000 people maximize profits and minimize costs in the sale or purchase of a home. Whether you are buying your first home, dream home, investment property or need to sell for the highest value, the Linda Craft Team has the experience you need to achieve your real estate goals in the Greater Raleigh Area. For more information, please call 919.235.0007 or visit

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