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THIS OPTION AGREEMENT ("Agreement") made and entered into this _________(1)
_______ day of ____(2)_____, _______(3)_____, by and between _______(4)______, whose
principal address is _______(5)_________, hereinafter referred to as "Seller" and ________(6)
_______, whose
principal address is _______(7)________, hereinafter referred to as "Purchaser":
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, Seller is the fee simple owner of certain real property being, lying and
situated in the County of ___________(8)_____________, State of ______________(9)_______,
such real property having the street address of ___________(10)_____________ ("Premises")
and such property being more particularly described as follows:
(Insert Legal Description)
WHEREAS, Purchaser desires to procure an option to purchase the Premises upon the
terms and provisions as hereinafter set forth;
NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of
which is hereby acknowledged by the parties hereto and for the mutual covenants contained
herein, Seller and Purchaser hereby agree as follows:
1. DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this Agreement, the following terms shall have the
following meanings:
(a) "Execution Date" shall mean the day upon which the last party to this Agreement
shall duly execute this Agreement;
(b) "Option Fee" shall mean the total sum of a down payment of ______(11)_________
percent (___________%) of the total purchase price of the Premises plus all closing costs,
payable as set forth below;
(c) "Option Term" shall mean that period of time commencing on the Execution Date and
ending on or before _______(12)_____, _________(13)________;
(d) "Option Exercise Date" shall mean that date, within the Option Term, upon which the
Purchaser shall send its written notice to Seller exercising its Option to Purchase;
(e) "Closing Date" shall mean the last day of the closing term or such other date during
the closing term selected by Purchaser.
2. GRANT OF OPTION. For and in consideration of the Option Fee payable to Seller as
set forth herein, Seller does hereby grant to Purchaser the exclusive right and Option ("Option")
to purchase the premises upon the terms and conditions as set forth herein.
3. PAYMENT OF OPTION FEE. Purchaser agrees to pay the Seller a down payment of
____________(14)________ percent (_____________%) of the total purchase price of the
Premises plus all closing costs upon the Execution Date.
4. EXERCISE OF OPTION. Purchaser may exercise its exclusive right to purchase the
Premises pursuant to the Option, at any time during the Option Term, by giving written notice
thereof to Seller. As provided for above, the date of sending of said notice shall be the Option
Exercise Date. In the event the Purchaser does not exercise its exclusive right to purchase the
Premises granted by the Option during the Option Term, Seller shall be entitled to retain the
Option Fee, and this agreement shall become absolutely null and void and neither party hereto
shall have any other liability, obligation or duty hereinunder or pursuant to this Agreement.
Purchaser exercises its exclusive Option as provided for in the preceding paragraph, Seller
agrees to sell and Purchaser agrees to buy the Premises and both parties agree to execute a
contract for such purchase and sale of the Premises in accordance with the following terms and
(a) Purchase Price. The purchase price for the Premises shall be the sum of
_____________(15)______________ ($_________________); however, Purchaser shall receive
a credit toward such purchase price in the amount of the Option Fee thus, Purchaser shall pay to
Seller at closing the sum of ________________(16)_____________ ($___________________);
(b) Closing Date. The closing date shall be on _______(17)______, _____(18)______ or
at any other date during the Option Term as may be selected by Purchaser;
(c) Closing Costs. Purchaser's and Seller's costs of closing the Contract shall be borne
by Purchase and shall be prepaid as a portion of the Option Fee;
(d) Default by Purchaser; Remedies of Seller. In the event Purchaser, after exercise of
the Option, fails to proceed with the closing of the purchase of the Premises pursuant to the
terms and provisions as contained herein and/or under the Contract, Seller shall be entitled to
retain the Option Fee as liquidated damages and shall have no further recourse against
(e) Default by Seller; Remedies of Purchaser. In the event Seller fails to close the sale of
the Premises pursuant to the terms and provisions of this Agreement and/or under the Contract,
Purchaser shall be entitled to either sue for specific performance of the real estate purchase and
sale contract or terminate such Contract and sue for money damages.
(a) Execution by Both Parties. This Agreement shall not become effective and binding
until fully executed by both Purchaser and Seller.
(b) Notice. All notices, demands and/or consents provided for in this Agreement shall be
in writing and shall be delivered to the parties hereto by hand or by United States Mail with
postage pre-paid. Such notices shall be deemed to have been served on the date mailed,
postage pre-paid. All such notices and communications shall be addressed to the Seller at
__________(19)_________ and to Purchaser at ________(20)________ or at such other
address as either may specify to the other in writing.
(c) Fee Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of ______(21)_____.
(d) Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall apply to, inure to the benefit of and
be binding upon and enforceable against the parties hereto and their respective heirs,
successors, and or assigns, to the extent as if specified at length throughout this Agreement.
(e) Time. Time is of the essence of this Agreement.
(f) Headings. The headings inserted at the beginning of each paragraph and/or
subparagraph are for convenience of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect or be
used in the construction of any terms or provisions hereof.
(g) Cost of this Agreement. Any cost and/or fees incurred by the Purchaser or Seller in
executing this Agreement shall be borne by the respective party incurring such cost and/or fee.
(h) Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains all of the terms, promises, covenants,
conditions and representations made or entered into by or between Seller and Purchaser and
supersedes all prior discussions and agreements whether written or oral between Seller and
Purchaser with respect to the Option and all other matters contained herein and constitutes the
sole and entire agreement between Seller and Purchaser with respect thereto. This Agreement
may not be modified or amended unless such amendment is set forth in writing and executed by
both Seller and Purchaser with the formalities hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed
under proper authority:
As to Purchaser this _______(22)____ day of ______(23)_____, __________(24)_.
Witnesses: "Purchaser"
____________(25)_______________ ____________(26)______________
As to Seller this _______(27)___________ day of ________(28)______, ________(29)_.
Witnesses: "Seller"
___________(25)_______________ ____________(30)______________

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when formulating business or personal plans. Due to the variances by many local, city, county
and state laws, we recommend that you seek professional legal counseling before entering into
any contract or agreement.