There are hundreds of real estate brokerages that deal with Palm Beach real estate. Why choose our firm over the others? One of the benefits that we have to offer is that one of our associates is certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Real Estate Law. What does this mean? Lee B. Gordon is a practicing real estate attorney and broker-associate with us. He practices law almost exclusively in the area of real estate law. He represents buyers and sellers of real estate, is a title insurance agent, and handles loan closings. In 1996, Lee passed his board certification which recognizes his expertise in real estate law.
As an out-of-State buyer or seller of real property, you may be handed a contract offer by the other party. You may be told that it is a “standard form”. Although there is one form that is primarily used in Palm Beach County (the FAR/BAR contract), there are others that are used by certain brokers and attorneys. If you are not familiar with the differences, you may find yourself paying for certain closing costs that typically should be paid for by the other party in Palm Beach County.
We recently represented a client who had just closed on another property two weeks earlier. He was a buyer in both transactions. He called Lee and asked why he had paid certain major closing costs in his first transaction (we did not represent him in that one) but not in his 2nd closing? The answer: he was handed a “standard contract” and did not avail himself of a real estate attorney to advise him that this contract was not “normal”. Who prepared that contract? The seller’s Florida attorneys. As he confided, “I guess I got screwed on that one”.
In addition to assisting you with your legal rights, don’t you want a smooth, trouble-free closing? With our years of local experience, we will help make your closing stress and worry-free. Unlike some brokers that get you to sign a contract and then “disappear” until closing to pick up their commission check, Lee will continue to be accessible and helpful to you. He will continue to advise you through all steps of the closing process such as handling inspections, reviewing proposed closing documents and title work, coordinating the transfer of utilities, etc.
Most of our business comes from the referral of prior satisfied clients. Why not become one of them? Call us!