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August 4, 2012

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Negotiating and Drafting Real Estate Contracts

A real estate contract is legally binding and will likely involve one the largest financial transactions during your lifetime. Understanding your rights, options and potential exposure is essential prior to executing any contract or lease. Far too often, we are approached for legal guidance only after a binding agreement is signed. Once a legal instrument is properly executed, it is too late to benefit from the expertise of your attorney absent the parties willingness to amend such agreements. If you are looking to purchase, sell or lease commercial or residential property, contact Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. to speak with a real estate lawyer in Boca Raton. Our experienced real estate lawyers can help you draft or negotiate your real estate agreements to suit your particular needs and to help prevent disputes or unintended consequences in the future.

 

Before You Sign a Contract or Lease

Before signing a contract or lease, it should be carefully read and understood by all parties involved. Many people are willing to sign a real estate contract without reading all of the terms, assuming that such contracts are standardized. While certain standard form contracts approved by the Florida Realtors and the Florida Bar are often (and preferably) used, specific provisions contained therein are negotiable and may not always address the individual needs of the parties. An experienced real estate attorney can help you negotiate and/or review your contract to ensure that your individual needs are properly addressed before you bind yourself to unanticipated costs, obligations or circumstances.

Another common mistake is relying on a Realtor for legal advice. Too often we represent clients seeking legal guidance about a real estate issue or dispute which could have been avoided had a real estate lawyer been consulted during the drafting of the contract. For legal advice regarding a real estate transaction, you should always seek guidance from an experienced real estate attorney. At Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L., it is our goal to facilitate your transaction and ensure that your contract reaches a successful closing. Still, there is a balance between ensuring that all sides are moving in the same direction towards closing while working to protect your rights and best interest.

 

Contact a Real Estate Lawyer in Boca Raton about Your Real Estate Contract or Lease

If you are considering purchasing, selling or leasing property, or you are unfortunately having a dispute over an existing real estate contract, contact a real estate lawyer in Boca Raton at Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. to discuss your case now. We are committed to helping you draft agreements which serve your best interest, explaining your options and legal obligations, and, with a careful understanding of your desired outcome, can help you work toward the most efficient and cost-effective solution should you find yourself in a contractual dispute.

Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. represents individuals, businesses, and financial institutions in a broad range of real estate transactional and litigation matters. We offer title and closing services, in addition to advising our clients on residential and commercial real estate transactions, for realtors, lenders, mortgage brokers, developers, investors and individuals. Our attorneys are available to assist our clients with the purchase, development, financing, leasing and sale of their real estate interests, as well as assist with litigation or lease preparation for commercial and residential landlord/tenant matters. In the event a commercial or residential landlord/tenant dispute may arise, we are equipped to guide our client(s) through the maze of potential remedies available. Please contact our firm today for more information about how we can assist you with your real estate matter at 561-361-1000, or via email at info@msglaw.com. Please visit our website at www.msglaw.com.

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