Buying or selling a real estate property is among the most critical financial transactions most people will make in their lifetime. In most residential sales and purchases in Southern California, licensed real estate brokers and agents will represent the parties. Processes such as negotiating the terms of sale, conducting due diligence, and using the correct agreements and related documents are crucial for the real estate transaction to be valid and successful. In the event there are issues that are not resolved in this process or that arise after the transaction has closed, an experienced California real estate law attorney can help you find solutions and guide you toward peace of mind.
Here at my firm, J. Eric LeVine, ESQ., I have the experience and resources to guide clients through the complexities of both residential and commercial real estate transactions. I'm available to discuss your unique situation and help you understand your possible legal options. Whether you are trying to buy or sell residential or commercial property, I can assist you through the process from start to finish and help you make intelligent decisions.
My firm – J. Eric LeVine, ESQ. – proudly serves clients in Laguna Hills, California, and throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
An experienced real estate attorney has the knowledge, resources, and experience to advise parties involved in a real estate transaction and ensure the legal transfer of property from the seller to the buyer. Here are a few reasons why you may need an attorney to purchase or sell real property:
Real estate laws and practices change every year and require someone experienced to guide you through the process.
Many times, the way in which title is taken by the buyer(s) can have significant future legal ramifications.
An attorney can make sure agreements are properly worded to mitigate ambiguity.
An attorney can address legal issues that may be revealed in preliminary title reports, inspection reports, and disclosures made in the transaction.
An attorney can help interpret vague or unclear terms and resolve disputes both during and after the transaction.
A skilled lawyer can help you understand your various legal options, enlighten you on common purchase issues, and help ensure that all vital documentation is drafted, reviewed, and executed properly.
Real estate transactions often present thorny legal issues that must be resolved before closing the sale and purchase. Below are some common purchase and sale issues you might encounter:
Purchase agreement issues
Failure to disclose
Concealing material defects
Dispute between owners
Environmental and zoning issues
Agent or broker not acting in the client's best interest
Seeking to prevent any of these issues and deal with them properly is not a do-it-yourself proposition. It requires hiring a real estate lawyer, one who will act in your best interests and work toward proactive resolutions.
Purchasing or selling real estate property involves complex procedures. However, the state-specific laws and regulations guiding property sales can make it even tougher to seal the deal. When involved in a real estate transaction, you need to consult with an experienced real estate attorney for proper guidance and to help prepare and review contracts and other documents.
For over four decades, I have devoted my career to offering outstanding legal services to clients in real estate legal matters. As your committed counsel, I can:
Evaluate your unique situation and explore your options
Help draft and review purchase contracts, sale agreements, and other legal documents
Help negotiate purchase and sale terms
Help interpret any vague or unclear terms and settle title disputes
Help ensure that the real estate transaction is as smooth as possible
Protect your rights during the closing
The resolution of every legal dispute largely depends on the specific facts and circumstances that created that dispute. The descriptions above are general in nature and are not intended nor should they be considered to be specific legal advice with regards to any dispute. There are many exceptions to what is indicated above that may affect the ultimate outcome.
If you need help with a real estate transaction, reach out to my firm – J. Eric LeVine, ESQ. – to schedule a simple consultation. I offer the detailed legal counsel you need to navigate key decisions in your property deals. My firm is proud to serve clients in Laguna Hills and the rest of Southern California, including Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.