Who writes the contract when selling a house?
If you’re selling a house FSBO, then you’ll most likely need to hire a lawyer to help you review and/or negotiate the purchase contract. If your property is in a state like New York where lawyers are mandated, then you’ll need a lawyer anyway.
And if your home is in a state like Florida where lawyers are not mandated, then you’ll probably want a lawyer anyway to help you review the standard Realtor purchase contract.
Who writes the contract when buying a house?
As the buyer, you almost never write the contract, or at least not the first draft. In a state like New York where lawyers are mandated and contracts are custom, the seller’s attorney always customarily sends out the draft contract to the buyer’s attorney for review and negotiation.
And in a state like Florida where fill-in-the-blank style standard Realtor purchase contracts are utilized, you or your buyer’s agent might submit a signed contract when making an offer, but neither you nor your buyer’s agent is expected to come up with any new language.