Do I need one to buy or sell my house or investment property in Florida?

Florida, the Sunshine State, is one of the most popular destinations for purchasing a home or investment property.  Within the past decade, Florida’s real estate market has experienced significant changes.  Investors from across the globe want Florida investment property, both commercial and residential, and “retirees” alike flock to Florida for retirement, searching for the ideal condominium or townhouse.

Generally, the purchase or sale of real estate is one of the most significant transactions that one may encounter.  Every real estate transaction involves intricacies and presents its own set of legal issues and complexities – the property may be owned by the bank, one of the parties is out of state, the property owner is deceased and an estate is open, the property is in distress, or one of the parties is noncompliant and difficult.   Whether you are buying or selling real property in Florida, it is critical to hire a knowledgeable and experienced real estate attorney who can protect you and your investment from the day you sign a contract to the date of closing.

The Real Estate Transaction Simplified

A successful real estate transaction begins with a properly executed contract.  There are generally multiple parties involved in real estate transactions, including but not limited to the buyer, seller, realtor(s), title agencies, real estate attorneys handling the closing and financial institutions.  A real estate lawyer can advise you on your legal rights under Florida law as the buyer or seller; draft, review and revise the contract; address appraisal issues involving the property; communicate directly with all parties; and handle any legal issues that may arise during the transaction.  An attorney can also research the local codes and state regulations; advise both buyers and sellers alike of their rights and obligations throughout the transaction; review and prepare closing documents; evicting tenants; deal with possible liens on the property; and protect the parties from unnecessary fees and expenses.

Only Real Estate Lawyers Can Give Legal Advice

Neither realtors nor Florida title companies can give legal advice to the parties and may not be equipped to cure problems that arise during the transaction. Unfortunately, individuals most often only seek legal help once something goes awry – having a lawyer represent you on both sides of the table will avoid problems after a contract is signed.  Whether you are an out-of-town buyer or seller, or you lack confidence in your closing agent, an experienced residential or commercial real estate attorney can advise you throughout the transaction and ensure the deal closes.

Protect Yourself and Your Investment

Before you buy, sell or lease a property, be sure to protect yourself and your investment by contacting the attorneys of Yelen Yelen & Simon, P.A.  Our firm has handled residential and commercial real estate transactions for family home buyers, developers, and investors for over 50 years. We represent individuals, businesses and corporate clients in the purchase, sale, lease and financing of residential and commercial real estate throughout Florida. Due to our longstanding history, we are familiar with the various neighborhoods and market in Miami and the greater South Florida area.

Our range of real estate services include the following:

  • Purchase and Sale Contract Drafting
  • Purchase and Sale Contract Review
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings
  • Preparation and review of Residential and Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Real Estate Escrow
  • Title Insurance
  • Title Search and Issue Resolution
  • Closings for Loan Re-Financing

The attorneys of Yelen Yelen & Simon, P.A. can assist you with all of your real estate-related needs. Please call us today at 305-445-3721 to schedule a consultation.