Having spent my career in real estate law, I’ve seen many different title insurance companies operate in the St. Louis area—some successfully, some less so. To an outsider, title insurance may feel like a straightforward commodity industry, making the differences between companies seem unimportant. But there are several areas in which your title insurance company […]
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Disclose, Disclose, Disclose – To Stay Out of Disputes Between Sellers & Buyers on “Failure to Disclose Allegations” If a real estate agent fails to exercise appropriate judgment when working with a seller intent on “under-disclosing” pertinent facts about a listed property, or a buyer’s agent fails to properly address a buyer’s noted concern about […]
I recently worked with a listing agent on an unexpected legal headache. Her buyer had discovered a defect in the property during inspection… just before closing. Because there wasn’t time to fix the problem, the agent recommended negotiating for a credit at time of closing. But during the negotiation, attorneys got involved. Here’s what happened: […]
Real estate is tough business. Everyone comes to a deal with a different perspective, understanding and expectations. Interview prospective clients thoroughly to make sure you can maintain a healthy client relationship throughout the transaction! Here are seven critical questions to consider before you both sign on the dotted line: Does your prospective client have a […]