The Process of Conveyance with FSBO Properties

Posted by nick_niesen on November 8th, 2010

If you have chosen to sell your home yourself, or purchase a home via FSBO, then conveyance is a process that you might want to educate yourself on. Conveyance is the actual process whereby a home is transferred from the old owner to the new owner. By the process of conveyance, the buyer of the home will eventually, after the contracts are complete; have clear and authentic title to the property in question. This is a process that under normal circumstances is seen to by the involved realtors and a number of attorneys and other legal professionals, including the mortgage lender.

While the actual act of conveyance has different elements depending on the State that the property is in, the basics of the process is much the same. At this time it is usually the representatives of both the buyer, seller and mortgage company that meet to exchange the deeds to the property. Of course, in a FSBO situation, this could very well be done by the actual buyer and seller. However, the deeds to the property are only the beginning of the documentation that must be dealt with during the conveyance. Other critical matters such as title insurance, promissory notes, pro rata property taxes and any other legal or financial documents concerning the sale of the home must be dealt with by the appropriate parties.

With an FSBO sale, its a good idea to get some help in these matters if you have never dealt with them before as they have a definite bearing on the outcome of the sale. A lot of the time, the mortgage company can offer you assistance or refer you to people who can assist with the paperwork. This is especially true if you are working with a mortgage company that specializes in FSBO funding. The legal implications of errors in this process are worth the time and effort needed to ensure that every step of the process is seen to with exacting detail.

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