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California Residential Real Estate Attorney

Beverly Hills residential real estate attorney

Lawyer for Buying and Selling a Home in California

When you make the decision to buy or sell a home, you are likely preparing for one of the largest financial transactions of your life, not to mention a move to a new location and significant adjustments to your daily life. While the outcome of a residential real estate transaction is often rewarding, the process can be stressful, especially if you have not been through it before.

Homebuyers and sellers alike can benefit from the services of a knowledgeable real estate attorney. When you work with the Law Office of David Schechet, you are represented by an attorney who gradated with highest honors from UCLA Law School, who has 35 years of legal experience, and who cares about meeting your personal needs. We can help you complete your home purchase or sale as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Attorney for Homebuyers in California

The homebuying process includes many important steps, and you will likely be working with a variety of professionals, including a lender and a real estate agent. Your attorney plays a valuable role when it comes to reviewing contractual agreements and representing you in negotiations to ensure that the terms of the transaction protect your best interests. Some of the legal services we provide to homebuyers include:

  • Financing agreement review - One of the first and most important steps for many homebuyers is securing financing from a lender in order to make an offer on a home. We can review the terms of your mortgage agreement to protect you from predatory lending practices or terms that would put you at an unfair disadvantage.
  • Purchase agreement review and negotiation - When a seller accepts your offer on a home, you will need to enter into a purchase agreement in order for the transaction to proceed. We can review your agreement and help you negotiate closing costs, repairs, and timeframes to complete the transaction. We can also help you negotiate for contingencies; for example, if you need to sell your current home in order to purchase the new home, or if you need to see the results of a home inspection or title search before fully committing to the purchase.
  • Closing representation - The final step of the homebuying process is the home closing, when you will need to sign extensive paperwork in order to complete the transaction. We represent you at closing to help you understand everything that you are agreeing to, and to resolve any last-minute issues that may arise.

Lawyer for Homesellers

Homesellers also have important responsibilities in order to help the transaction proceed smoothly. We provide legal services for those looking to sell their home, including:

  • Guidance regarding disclosure requirements - California law requires sellers to make comprehensive disclosures regarding many different aspects of the property, including any damage, structural defects, and encumbrances on the property. We can help you fulfill your disclosure obligations so that you can avoid a situation in which the sale falls through or the buyer files a lawsuit for breach of contract.
  • Resolution of title encumbrances - Liens and easements on your property title can stop a sale before it even begins, as can disputes with any co-owners. We can help you resolve these issues so that the sale can move forward.
  • Review and negotiation of the purchase agreement - Sellers also benefit from an attorney negotiating on their behalf. We can help you negotiate earnest money deposits from the buyer and determine how best to respond to any of the buyer's requests.
  • Representation at closing - As a seller, you may not have to attend the home closing personally, but you still have important responsibilities leading up to the closing date to ensure the transaction can be completed. We can help you fulfill your responsibilities, and we will be available for the closing to help you resolve any possible problems.

Contact a California Residential Real Estate Lawyer

If you need representation for your home sale or purchase, or if you want to learn more about our residential real estate services, contact us today at 800-282-4731 for a free consultation. We serve buyers and sellers throughout the state of California, and you do not need to leave the comfort of your home to benefit from our services.

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