Out-of-Town Seller Information

Having worked with countless sellers who live outside the area or even the country, I will guide you step-by-step through the home selling process. The first parameter we will discuss together is your preferred form of communication. For some sellers outside the country, they prefer email as the primary form of communication and others like to utilize platforms like Skype, Facetime, etc.  I will gladly work with whichever method you find most accessible in your location.  There are a few other considerations you should keep in mind: 

1. The majority of listing paperwork for your property will be prepared electronically and sent to you for electronic signatures through Docusign.  The Docusign platform is available on your smart phone and you do not need to access a computer to sign. I will also send you a PDF document of all the forms your will be signing in advance so you have the opportunity to review before signatures. 

2. One document MUST be completed in ink and signed in ink and therefore will not be included in your Docusign Package. You will receive the Seller Property Condition Disclosure Statement in a separate email. Please read this disclosure thoroughly, print, complete, and email back to me. 

3. Once we receive an offer for the property I will contact you immediately via your preferred contact method and I will immediately email any/all offers received. We will then schedule a time to review the contract together and discuss next steps. The contract documents will also be finalized in Docusign. 

4. The settlement company handling the transaction will be in contact (usually via email) once the ratified contract has been submitted to their office. They will need additional information from you including the authority to request your Mortgage Pay-Off Balance from your lender. 

5. In most cases, you are not required to be present for the actual settlement. Usually one week before the settlement date, the title company will email you the required seller documents that will need to be signed in front of a notary and returned to their office BEFORE the settlement date. IMPORTANT: If you are out of the country, you will need to schedule time  with a US Notary - usually at the Embassy or Consulate.  Once your seller documents have been signed, be sure to make a copy of all documents and scan a copy to the Title Company for review. They will confirm all documents have been completed properly and there are no outstanding signatures required. 

6. I will be attending the settlement and will let you know as soon as everything is complete and the sale is finalized. Your seller proceeds will be wired from the Title Company to the bank account you provide them. Wires are typically processed within 24hrs of the settlement. 


1313 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005 

Office: 202.366.2000  Cell: 202.725.6357

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Compass is a licensed real estate brokerage that abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Compass is licensed as Compass Real Estate in DC and as Compass in Virginia and Maryland. DC office: 202.386.6330. Maryland office: 301.298.1001.