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There is no time like right now to purchase real estate. There is still a great market for real estate transactions going on, and for buyers, sellers, realtors, and lenders, you will want to know that your contract closing documentation is being prepared in the best way possible. When you partner with our Miramar Beach real estate lawyers, your days of worry are over.
Some people think it is a good idea to handle their own transfers of ownership when it comes to real estate. They may have done so in the past without trouble and believe that all will go well the next time they need to do so.
Transfer of ownership of real estate property can be marred by many things, however. Often, the way forward to clear title is anything but clear. Complications and delays can appear, seemingly out of nowhere.
There could be a title that has encumbrances such as mortgage liens or other liens against it. There may have been a deed that was never filed properly, a fraudulent deed, or maybe a divorce has muddied the waters. All you know is that where once you had every reason to believe that your property would close in a reasonable amount of time, now nothing seems certain.
What is a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)?
A FSBO means that the owner is selling the property without the help of a listing agent or broker.
FSBOs usually fall into one of two categories:
- The buyer and seller know each other. If you are selling to a family member or friend, you might find it easy to sell without an agent.
- The seller wants to save money and try to go at it alone. This includes listing, marketing, and showing the home, as well as negotiating the terms of the contract and organizing all repairs and documentation required to get the transaction to closing.
Drawbacks of Selling Your Home Yourself
There are some drawbacks to selling your home yourself. Many home sellers try to FSBO their home at first and end up hiring a professional after a while. Unless you have an extensive background in real estate, you might not be able to effectively handle all of the aspects of getting the home ready to stage for viewings, setting a fair price, marketing the home, negotiating the terms of the contract and other details. One of the biggest drawbacks is that you do not have access to the community of real estate agents with ready to go buyers, as a professional Realtor would have access to. There have also been many studies that show that homes sold with the help of a Realtor sell for 6%-10% higher price than homes that are sold without the expertise of a Realtor.
Next Steps After Contract is Complete
The first thing that needs to happen is the buyer needs to place a loan application with a lender and get their earnest money deposit in to the escrow agent. All inspections will need to be scheduled and any items that may be needed such as a survey, elevation certificate, or home warranty will need to get ordered. Be sure to give us a call to make sure we have all documentation we need from you to get the title work in order.
Why Choose to Work with Our Title Company?
Why should you choose to work with our Miramar Beach real estate attorneys? Since 1983 our attorney-run title company has assisted with tens of thousands of real estate transactions. Because we are certified in ALTA Best Practices, you can be rest assured that your closing will go off without a hitch.
When you work with ECTS, you are receiving not only the expertise of our Miramar Beach lawyers for real estate, but the knowledge and skills of our title agents and examiners as well. It is important to work with an attorney-run title company for a variety of reasons.
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When people work with our attorney-run title company, they are more protected throughout the closing process. You are not acquiring legal representation when you partner with our company. Instead, you are acquiring a team that has the legal knowledge and expertise to deal with all issues that arise from a title search or during the closing process.
Our company has seen it all. A clear title is never a given and you may think there is no problem going forward until you receive a phone call telling you different. Our Miramar Beach real estate attorneys help uncover problems that can and do arise on examination of title documents and searches. Our trained legal personnel encounter things like this all the time. They know how to remedy situations and have them resolved in time for closing. Our attorneys can also provide assistance with drafting the real estate contracts, and help the parties resolve issues that may arise from the contract during the closing process.
Title insurance protects you against loss of your legal rights in regard to the property, and you will want a reputable title company on your side. When you have a team of licensed attorneys, title agents, and examiners all working on your closing paperwork, title defects can be identified early, giving enough time to both buyer and seller that something needs to be resolved in order to move forward with the purchase and provide the buyer with valid title insurance.
Our Miramar Beach real estate lawyers assist buyers and sellers every day with their commercial and residential title, escrow services, and closing services, and will provide additional resources concerning real estate transactions. You may think that all this will cost you more, but our cost-effective and hassle-free services, including the attorney-provided services referenced herein, will soon have you agreeing that working with an attorney-run title company is the way to go.
Real estate law can be complicated. There is much the average person does not know. Unless you have a thorough grasp of closing paperwork, it is not something you want to take on yourself. As an attorney-run title company, our team of attorneys have vast experience in residential and commercial closings. We are always available to answer contract-related questions, help with special language for contracts and draft documents that are needed for closing. We know how quickly forms and documents can change. Our expert staff will update contracts as needed.
We are a 5-star attorney-run title company. Our Miramar Beach attorneys for real estate bring today’s technology right to your door. Contact us today for more information.
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