Experienced Representation In California Real Estate Disputes
California buyers and sellers of real estate do not need an attorney as long as their agent is licensed and overseen by a Real Estate Broker licensed by the California Department of Real Estate. To the average home or property buyer, this seems a good opportunity to save on legal fees. That is true. Besides, what can go wrong? Everyone has agreed on the price and terms. You trust your real estate agent to look after your interests. Not to cast aspersions on real estate agents, but remember that the agent is in it for their commission. You cannot and should not rely on them to expose pitfalls in the deal that may come back to haunt you.
When do I need an experienced real estate attorney?
A real estate attorney is someone licensed to practice real estate law, meaning they have the knowledge and experience to advise parties involved in a real estate transaction, such as a home sale or purchase. Unlike a real estate agent who has more than one sale ‘iron in the fire,’ real estate lawyers are specifically focused on your purchase or sale, and they remain on the lookout for any legal verbiage that is not in your best interests.
What they do:
- Draft and finalize purchase contracts
- Prepare amendments to standard contracts utilized by real estate agents
- Complete title searches and conduct closings
- Keep abreast of state and local lending requirements
- Spot complex contractual issues that could complicate your purchase agreement
- Provide peace of mind and confidence that you have a legal expert on your side should a transaction go awry
The Law Office of Eric J. Proos, P.C. provides the full legal menu of real estate services to individuals and businesses. If you live in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Westwood, and the surrounding greater Los Angeles area, call us now at (213) 784-3640.
All information provided on this page is for educational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. Each situation is dependent on the specific facts and must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.