And so the Steinhardts’ house hunting saga continues…
Well, we found a place we like. We gave the real estate agent a number, he gave us one back and we met somewhere in the middle. So far so good.
He told us that the seller would contact his attorney to have the contract drawn up (in New York, the seller draws up the contract) and have it faxed to my attorney. Well, that was over a week ago, and the contract still hasn’t come in. I’ll be contacting the real estate agent tomorrow to find out what’s going on, but I wanted to get an idea from everyone here if it should take over a week to churn out a standard house-sale contract. To me (and I’m not a lawyer, admittedly), I would think that these things are boilerplate, where all you have to do is fill in the name, address, price and check off the contingencies that the two parties agree to. There shouldn’t really be more than that, should there? And if not, why is it taking so long for them to get the contract to us?