Residential Real Estate Transactions for Buyers
Over the past two decades, Oppenheim Law has represented first-time home buyers and sophisticated home buyers purchasing multi-million dollar homes. Our unmatched experience stems from our involvement in thousands of real estate transactions over the years. We are capable of guiding buyers through the entire purchase process and keeping our clients away from real estate pitfalls into which the unguided are prone to fall. Our Firm is known for its detailed attention to each and every client we represent. In representing buyers, our primary goal is to make sure that you are fully educated as to what you are acquiring. This goes beyond the face of the home listing. To be certain that your investment is sound, you need an experienced attorney who can fully inform you of any defects, legal encumbrances, liens and other issues the property may have that are not apparent to the untrained eye.
Representation of Buyers and Sellers without Realtors
Today, with the internet and access to pertinent real estate information such as comparables, comprehensive online listings, market projections, market history, market tends and financing options at your fingertips, many buyers and sellers alike are forgoing the need to hire a licensed real estate agent or Realtor. Many buyers and sellers can no longer justify the commissions paid to real estate agents when the value of the services that agents provide have been heavily diminished due to the fact that buyers and sellers now have access to the same information to perform due diligence traditionally only attainable by Realtors.
Without a doubt, any party to a real estate transaction that does choose to pursue their real estate venture without a Realtor must understand that it is absolutely critical that they have a real estate attorney on their side. Many legal questions arise in any given real estate transaction that carry significant consequences if not addressed and understood. These legal questions may range from issues stemming from the purchase agreement to the legality of an additional room built in a home without appropriate permits. Oppenheim Law takes great pride in representing empowered buyers and sellers that forego the services of a Realtor, and we will work to make sure that your purchase or sale is conducted in a diligent manner.
As a buyer or seller utilizing our Firm, you also have the added benefit of having access to our in-house sister company, Weston Title. Through Weston Title, we will assist you with all your title and closing needs. Weston Title has closed over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions, and has extensive experience and knowledge to meet all of your real estate needs.
Real Estate Agent/Buyer-Seller Disputes
The acquisition of real estate property is usually an individual’s or entity’s largest capital expenditure. The real estate agent and client may not always be on the same page due to the variety of variables contemplated by parties when undertaking a real estate transaction. The dynamics involved in such transactions often lead the parties of the relationship to believe that there is a complete meeting of the minds, when there really was only a partial mutual understanding, or perhaps none at all. One reason that we witness this recurring theme is due to the expedited nature of buying real estate property. Brokers/agents thrive on volume, sellers want to cash out quickly, and buyers want to close a deal and move forward. This is an inherent formula that equates to agent/buyer-seller disputes.
Oppenheim Law is experienced and ready to pursue or defend Real Estate Agent-Broker/Client disputes concerning:
- Unpaid Broker Disputes
- Sales Commission Disputes
- Breaches of Fiduciary Duty
- Earnest Money Disputes
- Broker/Agent Negligence
- Appraiser Negligence
- Real Estate Fraud
- Undisclosed Defects