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Congratulations on your offer being accepted!

Now that you’re under contract on a piece of real estate, it’s time to start thinking about the next steps. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you move forward with your purchase:

Title Company

You will need to send your earnest money within a few days to the title company.  You can find their information on the first page of your contract Please also reach out to them about your title fees.

Mortage Lender

Make sure you have a loan lined up. If you’re financing your purchase, now is the time to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will help ensure that you can close on the property in a timely manner. Click here to see a list of our local lenders.

Home Inspection

If you are wanting a home inspection, here are a few numbers that you may want to call.  Please make sure that they call me so that I can help arrange for the inspection appointment.

The Inspector-David Green (850) 737-1832

Integrity Home Inspections (850) 217-3963

ProSite Property Inspections (850) 396-6054

Home Insurance

Get homeowners insurance. Once you have a loan in place, you’ll need to purchase homeowners insurance. This will protect your investment in case of any unforeseen events.

Here are a few Destin insurance companies…

Affordable Home Insurance (850) 654-1567

Harris Home Insurance (850) 244-2111  

Destin Insurance Group (850) 837-6242


Stay Organized

Stay organized. Throughout the process of buying real estate, there will be a lot of paperwork involved. Be sure to keep all of your documents in one place so that you can easily reference them when needed.


Important Dates

It’s always important to keep track of important dates, whether you’re buying or selling real estate. For sellers, you’ll need to keep track of when your listing expires, and for buyers, you’ll need to be aware of critical deadlines like loan approval and home inspections. In addition, it’s also helpful to stay updated on real estate market trends so that you can make informed decisions about when to buy or sell. By staying on top of important dates and real estate market trends, you can be sure that you’re making the best choices for your situation.

Here are some important dates while under contract that you should keep up with:

  1. Effective Date
  2. Buyer’s EMD Due
  3. Inspection Period/Right to Cancel Expires
  4. Financing Application Due
  5. Financing Contingency Expires
  6. Closing Date


If you are interested in real estate or home improvement, then you will definitely want to check out some of the local contractors in your area. There are a lot of different real estate contractors out there, and each one offers something unique. You can find real estate contractors that specialize in everything from home maintenance to remodeling and new construction. No matter what your needs are, there is sure to be a real estate contractor that can help you.

When you are looking for a real estate contractor, it is important to do your research and make sure that you find someone who is reputable and who has a good track record. You can read online reviews, talk to friends and family, and even ask around at your local hardware store or building supply store. Once you have found a few potential real estate contractors, you can meet with them and get an estimate for the work that you need done. Be sure to get multiple estimates so that you can compare prices and services. With a little bit of research, you should be able to find the perfect real estate contractor for your needs.

If you are interested in getting some work done on your unit, here are some local contractors:

Jim Esposito (handyman) (850)218-1791

Matt Newborn (970)389-0170

Richard Rausch (850)585-7682

David Meyer (850)837-2401

Lee Henderson (850)685-7008

Mac Mckenzie (850)865-4038

Emerald Bay Plumbing (850) 837-1979

Gulf Coast Electric (850) 837-8474

Robert Ronea (Electrician) (850)259-1992

Climate Makers (Heating and Air) (850) 837-4442

Electric Company

As we get closer to the closing date, you will need to call or visit FL Power online to switch services to your name.  FL Power’s phone number is (800) 225-5797

Congratulations again on finding the home of your dreams! I will be here for you every step of the way to answer any questions and help with any concerns that come up. Please don’t hesitate to reach out – our goal is to help make this process as easy and stress-free for you as possible. We look forward to helping you finalize your purchase and move into your new home!