For Sale by Owner
In most circumstances you can sell a home without a lawyer. It is wise, however, to hire an attorney who will protect your interests throughout a for sale by owner transaction. i will provide you with all the advice and counsel you will need from offer to closing. As your real estate counsel, I will serve you by:
- Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the sale agreement
- Serving as an escrow agent to hold a down payment or deposit
- Coordinate and host the closing or represent you at a closing held elsewhere
I also assist with the compliance issues involved with selling to help prevent sellers from facing claims after-the-fact for failure to disclose defects or lead-based paint. When representing a buyer, I assist them with deciding what inspections to elect, whether a survey makes sense, and advising about potential increases in real estate taxes for the property as a result of the purchase.
Unless you're significantly experienced in the home selling process, having a real estate lawyer at your side provides peace of mind. You know you've got someone looking out for your interests. And at reasonable flat fees for our services, you will save thousands of dollars compared to paying the cost of a real estate commission.