Real estate contracts . . .
. . .are legal documents! It is our advice that home buyers and sellers ask their real estate professional for an advance copy of the contracts that they will be asked to sign. Read these contracts and ask questions!
Many real estate companies have their own "addendums" which are in addition to the California Association of Realtors forms that are commonly used. Ask to read these as well.
In order to be an informed buyer or seller, you should become familiar with these many forms. For most people, buying a home is the single largest investment they will make. It is worth the time and effort!