BUY SELL OR TRANSFER PROPERTY

Comprehensive Real Estate Transaction Services

Comprehensive Real Estate Transaction Services

Whether you are purchasing, selling or otherwise involved in the conveyance of real property located in Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, we can assist you in navigating the legal pitfalls and privileges associated with these transactions.

Explore our comprehensive list of Real Estate Transaction services below, or view our online packages available for purchase. 

Explore our comprehensive list of Real Estate Transaction services below, or view our online packages available for purchase. 

When we represent you in a real property purchase, depending on which pricing option you choose below, we review (prior to closing) the:

 

1.    Purchase Contract

 

2.   Title insurance commitment

 

3.   All documents listed as exceptions on B-II of the commitment

 

4.   Municipal Lien search results

 

5.   ALTA Settlement Statement or Closing Disclosure

 

6.   Survey (if you requested one)

 

7.   Loan documents (if a loan is being used to purchase the property)

 

8.   Proposed conveyance documents including deed and bill of sale

 

9.   Affidavits of Title

 

10.  Any other documents the lender or title company will require you to execute at closing

 

11.   We will attend closing with you.

 

We answer any legal questions that may arise regarding the interpretation of your contract during the time leading up to closing. We work with the title company or closing attorney and lender to ensure that the documents are complete and accurately reflect the deal you have bargained for. We also summarize the loan documents for you prior to closing (if we receive them with enough time to spare) so you will understand the base terms upon which you are borrowing money. We will also point out any unusual or onerous restrictions upon the property's use that we discover during our review of the B-II title exceptions or the survey. Our services do not include any litigation, mediation, arbitration or otherwise negotiation of breach of contract disputes or earnest money deposit disputes.

 

Our fee is collected and paid by you at closing on the settlement statement. We charge fees as follows:

 

Basic (performing service 1 above, only) 

$350

 

Standard (performing services 1-10 above)

$1,750

 

Deluxe (performing services 1-11 above)

$3,750.00

 

 

If, for any reason you do not close on the property, we collect 1/2 of our stated fee from you instead. Please let me know if you wish to engage us for these services. Until you engage us, we will not perform any work on your behalf. If you wish to engage us, please reply by e-mail to let us know which pricing option you desire and your proposed use of the property you are purchasing (i.e. homestead, rental, conversion to commercial, etc.). We will then obtain additional information from you at that time so that we may move forward with you toward the closing date.

 

We often represent buyers, sellers and developers of large tracts of land for subdivisions, condominium projects, apartment buildings, duplexes, hotels, motels, and timeshare resorts. We have represented buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of hotels, motels, resorts, office / warehouse projects, restaurants and many other types of income-producing properties.

We draft condominium declarations, homeowner’s association creation documents, and handle turnover once the condominium is sold out to the appropriate point.


CREATE  NEW DEED


 

We offer customized deed preparation solutions through our affiliate, JustDeeds.com. Our online form helps expedite the process of your timeshare deed transfers, real estate deeds, warranty deeds and quitclaim deeds (Florida only). We use our state-wide network of licensed attorneys to prepare and transfer each deed. This ensures that your deed is properly prepared in compliance with the requirements and laws of the state where your property or timeshare is located.

 

Standard Deed Prep (deed preparation only)

$200

 

Deluxe Deed Prep (deed preparation + recording) 

$350

 

Platinum Deed Prep (Resort/HOA transfers for timeshare)

 $450

If you engage our firm to represent you in the sale or purchase of real property, we will draft the contract if it is not prepared already. Our goal is to assist you in completing the transaction to the end you desire without falling into a trap of fraud or the other myriad of legal mistakes that laymen often fall into during such transactions. If you are working with a REALTOR, we will work closely with the REALTOR to ensure the transaction is reviewed and that the documents correctly and accurately reflect the transaction you have bargained for.

 

If the contract is already prepared, we will review it for potential problems and draft addenda to clarify those issues to prevent later disputes. We will work with the title company or closing attorney who is handling the settlement of the transaction to ensure that they abide by the terms of the contract. We will review all documents to be executed by you at closing as well as all documents related to the collection and disbursement of funds. We will review the conveyance documents, including the deed and bill of sale, to ensure they properly reflect the terms of the transaction. We will review the survey of the property, if applicable, and we will review your loan documentation (if you are the buyer). We will summarize your loan terms and any rules and regulations related to the future use of the property. We will also review the title insurance commitment and any exceptions to the coverage to be provided.

 

We also may suggest inspectors to use for the home inspection and termite inspection. For commercial property purchases, we also will work closely with the environmental inspectors for the Phase I Environmental Assessment, as well as any other geotechnical, ecological, wetlands, or other impact inspectors to ensure that your intended use of the property will be permitted and feasible.

 

After closing, we will follow up with you and the closing agent to ensure that you receive copies of your final executed documentation. If possible, we will provide a copy of your executed documents in electronic format for your future ease of retrieval and review.


ORDER LAND TRUST


 

Asset protection is very important to most active real estate investors. An important component in any good asset protection plan for a real estate investor is the Florida Land Trust. Such trusts are authorized by the Florida Land Trust Statute found in section 689.071 of the Florida Statutes. Under this statute, if specific language is included in the deed that conveys the property into the trustee, and there is a proper trust, then there is no reason anyone should ever have reason to review the trust agreement itself. If third parties have no reason to review the trust agreement, then they will not know the identity of the beneficiaries (the owners) of the trust itself. This means that a real estate investor can use an unrelated third party to act as a trustee of the property, and only the trustee's name will appear on public records. When an asset search is conducted, the real estate investor will appear to own nothing. Further, by placing each property into its own separate trust, the real estate investor can effectively isolate each property from the judgments and other liabilities associated with the investor's other properties, including code enforcement liens.

We draft commercial and residential leases


PURCHASE & SALE CONTRACT FORM


 

If this closing will be with PCS Title, we charge $75 to prepare the contract. If it is closing at another title agency, and you are the seller, we charge $375 to prepare the contract.

We are available to answer questions for real estate brokers and agents regarding contract questions, addendums and earnest money deposit disputes as well as just about any other question that typically arises in the day to day operations of a real estate brokerage.

When we represent you in a real property sale, we review and advise you regarding the:

 

1.    Listing Agreement

2.   Purchase Contract

3.   Title insurance commitment

4.   Municipal Lien search results

5.   Settlement Statement

6.   Survey issues

7.   Proposed conveyance documents including deed and bill of sale

8.   Affidavits of Title

9.   Any other documents the lender or title company will require you to execute at closing.

 

We answer any legal questions that may arise regarding the interpretation of your contracts during the time leading up to closing. We work with the title company or closing attorney to ensure that the documents are complete and accurately reflect the deal you have bargained for. Our services do not include any litigation, mediation, arbitration or otherwise negotiation of breach of contract disputes or earnest money deposit disputes. We may be able to assist you in the event one of these arise, but that would be under a new and separate engagement. Our policy is to retain a copy of your file for five years after the closing of the sale of the property. You are responsible for retaining your own copies if you wish to retain them longer than five years.

 

Our fee is collected and paid by you at closing on the settlement statement. We charge fees as follows:

 

Flat fee of no less than $375.00 and no more than $500.00, depending on the number of e-mails sent/received, phone conferences, and hours that we expend in the matter.

 

Please let me know if you wish to engage us for these services. Until you engage us, we will not perform any work on your behalf. If you wish to engage us, please contact us. We will then obtain additional information from you at that time so that we may move forward with you toward a closing date.

 

Our law firm will represent you in a seller-financing residential real estate closing. For the closing, my title company charges $75 for the title search. The buyer pays $575.00, and the seller pays $550.00 for the settlement fee. The title insurance premium is determined by the sales price and the loan amount, and whether you have an existing title policy that would qualify for a reduced premium on the new title policy to be issued. The buyer’s title insurance premium to purchase lender’s title insurance would be $250.00 plus an endorsements to the policy. You can visit www.pcstitle.com and click the “Get Quote” icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to obtain an estimated seller net sheet or buyer closing costs quote.

 

Fee for preparing the loan documents ............................... $375 

 

Title Search through PCS Title ................................................... $75

 

Buyer settlement fee ..................................................................... $575

 

Seller settlement fee ..................................................................... $550

 

 

To get started, we need a copy of the purchase contract. If you need us to prepare a purchase contract, let us know, and we will send a separate engagement e-mail for that matter. Send us that information, and we will prepare the loan documents for the closing.


VIEW DOCKIT 


 

We’ve had clients tell us that they’ve paid as much as $30,000.00 for wholesale documents from boot camps and “gurus” who may have experience, but not a law degree. We can’t justify a price that high. For that reason, we’re offering this packet of templates for one of the following prices, depending on your needs:

 

Access to use of document templates 

$500

 

Access to use of templates, and one year of legal advice related to  the templates' use

$750

 

Access to use of templates, one year of free legal advice related to the templates' use,  and we complete up to five templates for you.

$2,500

 

Explore our comprehensive list of Real Estate Transaction services below, or view our online packages available for purchase. 

When we represent you in a real property purchase, depending on which pricing option you choose below, we review (prior to closing) the:

 

1.    Purchase Contract

2.   Title insurance commitment

3.   All documents listed as exceptions on B-II of the commitment

4.   Municipal Lien search results

5.   ALTA Settlement Statement or Closing Disclosure

6.   Survey (if you requested one)

7.   Loan documents (if a loan is being used to purchase the property)

8.   Proposed conveyance documents including deed and bill of sale

9.   Affidavits of Title

10.  Any other documents the lender or title company will require you to execute at closing

11.   We will attend closing with you.

 

We answer any legal questions that may arise regarding the interpretation of your contract during the time leading up to closing. We work with the title company or closing attorney and lender to ensure that the documents are complete and accurately reflect the deal you have bargained for. We also summarize the loan documents for you prior to closing (if we receive them with enough time to spare) so you will understand the base terms upon which you are borrowing money. We will also point out any unusual or onerous restrictions upon the property's use that we discover during our review of the B-II title exceptions or the survey. Our services do not include any litigation, mediation, arbitration or otherwise negotiation of breach of contract disputes or earnest money deposit disputes.

 

Our fee is collected and paid by you at closing on the settlement statement. We charge fees as follows:

 

Basic (performing service 1 above, only)  .......................................................................$350

Standard (performing services 1-10 above) .................................................................$1,750

Deluxe (performing services 1-11 above)  ...............................................................$3,750.00

 

If, for any reason you do not close on the property, we collect 1/2 of our stated fee from you instead. Please let me know if you wish to engage us for these services. Until you engage us, we will not perform any work on your behalf. If you wish to engage us, please reply by e-mail to let us know which pricing option you desire and your proposed use of the property you are purchasing (i.e. homestead, rental, conversion to commercial, etc.). We will then obtain additional information from you at that time so that we may move forward with you toward the closing date.

 

We often represent buyers, sellers and developers of large tracts of land for subdivisions, condominium projects, apartment buildings, duplexes, hotels, motels, and timeshare resorts. We have represented buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of hotels, motels, resorts, office / warehouse projects, restaurants and many other types of income-producing properties.

We draft condominium declarations, homeowner’s association creation documents, and handle turnover once the condominium is sold out to the appropriate point.


CREATE  NEW DEED


 

We offer customized deed preparation solutions through our affiliate, JustDeeds.com. Our online form helps expedite the process of your timeshare deed transfers, real estate deeds, warranty deeds and quitclaim deeds (Florida only). We use our state-wide network of licensed attorneys to prepare and transfer each deed. This ensures that your deed is properly prepared in compliance with the requirements and laws of the state where your property or timeshare is located.

 

Standard Deed Prep (deed preparation only) ............................................................................ $200

Deluxe Deed Prep (deed preparation + recording) ..................................................................... $350

Platinum Deed Prep (Resort/HOA transfers for timeshare) .................................................... $450

If you engage our firm to represent you in the sale or purchase of real property, we will draft the contract if it is not prepared already. Our goal is to assist you in completing the transaction to the end you desire without falling into a trap of fraud or the other myriad of legal mistakes that laymen often fall into during such transactions. If you are working with a REALTOR, we will work closely with the REALTOR to ensure the transaction is reviewed and that the documents correctly and accurately reflect the transaction you have bargained for.

 

If the contract is already prepared, we will review it for potential problems and draft addenda to clarify those issues to prevent later disputes. We will work with the title company or closing attorney who is handling the settlement of the transaction to ensure that they abide by the terms of the contract. We will review all documents to be executed by you at closing as well as all documents related to the collection and disbursement of funds. We will review the conveyance documents, including the deed and bill of sale, to ensure they properly reflect the terms of the transaction. We will review the survey of the property, if applicable, and we will review your loan documentation (if you are the buyer). We will summarize your loan terms and any rules and regulations related to the future use of the property. We will also review the title insurance commitment and any exceptions to the coverage to be provided.

 

We also may suggest inspectors to use for the home inspection and termite inspection. For commercial property purchases, we also will work closely with the environmental inspectors for the Phase I Environmental Assessment, as well as any other geotechnical, ecological, wetlands, or other impact inspectors to ensure that your intended use of the property will be permitted and feasible.

 

After closing, we will follow up with you and the closing agent to ensure that you receive copies of your final executed documentation. If possible, we will provide a copy of your executed documents in electronic format for your future ease of retrieval and review.


ORDER LAND TRUST


 

Asset protection is very important to most active real estate investors. An important component in any good asset protection plan for a real estate investor is the Florida Land Trust. Such trusts are authorized by the Florida Land Trust Statute found in section 689.071 of the Florida Statutes. Under this statute, if specific language is included in the deed that conveys the property into the trustee, and there is a proper trust, then there is no reason anyone should ever have reason to review the trust agreement itself. If third parties have no reason to review the trust agreement, then they will not know the identity of the beneficiaries (the owners) of the trust itself. This means that a real estate investor can use an unrelated third party to act as a trustee of the property, and only the trustee's name will appear on public records. When an asset search is conducted, the real estate investor will appear to own nothing. Further, by placing each property into its own separate trust, the real estate investor can effectively isolate each property from the judgments and other liabilities associated with the investor's other properties, including code enforcement liens.

We draft commercial and residential leases


PURCHASE & SALE CONTRACT FORM


 

If this closing will be with PCS Title, we charge $75 to prepare the contract. If it is closing at another title agency, and you are the seller, we charge $375 to prepare the contract.

We are available to answer questions for real estate brokers and agents regarding contract questions, addendums and earnest money deposit disputes as well as just about any other question that typically arises in the day to day operations of a real estate brokerage.

When we represent you in a real property sale, we review and advise you regarding the:

 

1.    Listing Agreement

2.   Purchase Contract

3.   Title insurance commitment

4.   Municipal Lien search results

5.   Settlement Statement

6.   Survey issues

7.   Proposed conveyance documents including deed and bill of sale

8.   Affidavits of Title

9.   Any other documents the lender or title company will require you to execute at closing.

 

We answer any legal questions that may arise regarding the interpretation of your contracts during the time leading up to closing. We work with the title company or closing attorney to ensure that the documents are complete and accurately reflect the deal you have bargained for. Our services do not include any litigation, mediation, arbitration or otherwise negotiation of breach of contract disputes or earnest money deposit disputes. We may be able to assist you in the event one of these arise, but that would be under a new and separate engagement. Our policy is to retain a copy of your file for five years after the closing of the sale of the property. You are responsible for retaining your own copies if you wish to retain them longer than five years.

 

Our fee is collected and paid by you at closing on the settlement statement. We charge fees as follows:

 

Flat fee of no less than $375.00 and no more than $500.00, depending on the number of e-mails sent/received, phone conferences, and hours that we expend in the matter.

 

Please let me know if you wish to engage us for these services. Until you engage us, we will not perform any work on your behalf. If you wish to engage us, please contact us. We will then obtain additional information from you at that time so that we may move forward with you toward a closing date.

 

Our law firm will represent you in a seller-financing residential real estate closing. For the closing, my title company charges $75 for the title search. The buyer pays $575.00, and the seller pays $550.00 for the settlement fee. The title insurance premium is determined by the sales price and the loan amount, and whether you have an existing title policy that would qualify for a reduced premium on the new title policy to be issued. The buyer’s title insurance premium to purchase lender’s title insurance would be $250.00 plus an endorsements to the policy. You can visit www.pcstitle.com and click the “Get Quote” icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to obtain an estimated seller net sheet or buyer closing costs quote.

 

Fee for preparing the loan documents ............................... $375 

 

Title Search through PCS Title ................................................... $75

 

Buyer settlement fee ..................................................................... $575

 

Seller settlement fee ..................................................................... $550

 

 

To get started, we need a copy of the purchase contract. If you need us to prepare a purchase contract, let us know, and we will send a separate engagement e-mail for that matter. Send us that information, and we will prepare the loan documents for the closing.


VIEW DOCKIT 


 

We’ve had clients tell us that they’ve paid as much as $30,000.00 for wholesale documents from boot camps and “gurus” who may have experience, but not a law degree. We can’t justify a price that high. For that reason, we’re offering this packet of templates for one of the following prices, depending on your needs:

 

Access to use of document templates 

$500

 

Access to use of templates, and one year of legal advice related to  the templates' use

$750

 

Access to use of templates, one year of free legal advice related to the templates' use,  and we complete up to five templates for you.

$2,500