Seller’s Considerations

Today's real estate market offers what only can be described as unique and difficult challenges for sellers of real estate. With certain market regions still experiencing record foreclosures and short sales, area homes prices remain under pressure and values have be slow to recover. Add to this mix the fact that lenders are not flocking back into the mortgage market and offers can be few and far between.

As a seller you are faced with the reality of:

Now more than ever before it makes sense to consult with a experienced attorney as soon as you determine that it is time to sell your home so that you are aware of the different strategies and options available to you to get the most out of your property. When representing sellers my professional philosophy is simple; do what is in the best interest of the client in a non adversarial manner so that the goal of completing the transaction can be accomplished whenever possible, all at a reasonable cost. So whether you are working with a licensed Realtor, or are looking to sell your home by owner (F.S.B.O.) working with a seasoned attorney can save you money, time and heart ache. [Remember, it's not what you sell you home for, but what you keep from the sale that's important.]

When Representing The Seller My Services Include A Wide Range Of Responsibilities To Insure That Your Real Estate Transaction Closes Smoothly, Including:

  • Review of the initial contract and riders.
  • Advise client on suggested modifications to contract.
  • Discuss possession and timing issues.
  • Examine the title commitment for potential issues.
  • Arranges to obtain necessary payoff letters to clear title concerns.
  • Explain contract contingencies and monitor deadlines.
  • Draft necessary alterations to contract and riders.
  • Negotiate repair issues.
  • Examine the survey for possible encroachments.
  • Schedule and attend the closing to ensure compliance with the contract.
  • Prepare all transfer documents, including the deed, bill of sale, affidavit of title, transfer declarations, draft the closing statement, prorate taxes and other proratable items in accordance with the contract terms.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the sale of your home, I invite you to call me for a free consultation. I will be happy to discuss your unique situation and needs with you, without obligation.

If your schedule does not allow you to attend your closing, not a problem. With properly executed documents and the use of specially drafted, limited power of attorney, I can conduct the closing for you in your absence and arrange to have the proceeds from the sale wired to your account.

Wire Fraud

  • 1 Don't lose your down payment to a wire fraud scheme.
  • 2 Proof that the property being purchased is insured; typically a binder from the insurance agent reflecting the lender as an additional insured and a paid receipt for the first year's premium; and
  • 3 Certified or Cashier's check made payable to the title company for the balance of funds needed to close, (if under $50,000.00*).