Residential Closings

When selling a home, a lot of homeowners hire a realtor and think that the realtor will handle all of the paperwork and other details. This can be a big mistake. While realtors can be very knowledgeable about home purchases and the local market, it’s a mistake to confuse the realtor’s role in a real estate transaction. Without a real estate lawyer, home sellers tend to make the following mistakes that can easily be avoided just by hiring a lawyer.

So, you’ve purchased your new home. You are excited to settle in. Your first weekend in the new home, you’re sitting in your favorite chair, drinking coffee and watching children play in the beautiful new living room. Then it happens: the air conditioner goes out.  You discover that the HVAC unit needs to be replaced. It’s going to cost thousands for a new unit. You had this inspected before you bought the house, and you did everything to make sure you weren’t buying something defective. Do the sellers have to make this right?  The good news is you may have options, including potentially suing a real estate agent for misrepresentation. The bad news is, the answer may not be as clear as you would like it.