Residential and Commercial Transactions

Real Estate Attorney for Residential and Commercial Transactions in Ocala, FL

Most real estate transactions for commercial or residential property in Florida close with little to no problems. However, there are a few real estate transactions that experience problems. The problem could be related to the purchase contract or contract for sale while other problems may be related to the title examination, survey, or other factors.

Our Ocala real estate attorneys handle all real estate transactions, including residential and commercial transactions, in Ocala. If you are searching for property to purchase or you want to sell your real estate, our Ocala real estate attorneys can help. Call (888) 316-2131 for more information about our real estate services throughout Marion County, FL.

Ocala Real Estate Services for Residential and Commercial Property Owners

Our Ocala real estate lawyers handle all matters related to real estate transactions, including but not limited to:

• Negotiating and Drafting Contracts of Sale and Purchase Agreements

• Drafting Lease Agreements and Rental Agreements

• Real Estate Closings

• Title Examinations

• Construction Contracts

• Foreclosures

• Eminent Domain

• Bankruptcy

• Correcting Title Problems, Errors, and Defects

• Multifamily Housing

• Landlord-Tenant Law

• Property Rights

• Easements, Access Issues, and Rights-of-Way

• Mortgage Laws

• Property Taxes and Valuation Problems

• Liens and Encumbrances

• Short Sales

• Condominium Law

• Homeowner’s Association Law

• Zoning and Land Development

Our Ocala real estate law firm can handle all your real estate matters, regardless of whether you are dealing with commercial real estate or residential real estate in Florida. Because our firm covers such a wide variety of legal matters related to real property, we have clients return to our office again and again when they have an issue or problem with a real estate transaction, or they are ready to purchase or sell additional pieces of real estate.

What is the Role of a Real Estate Attorney in Florida?

Now that we have discussed what types of real estate matters we handle, let’s discuss our role in those matters. A real estate attorney holds a law degree, so he can provide legal advice and counsel regarding the laws that impact your specific legal matter. Our real estate attorneys have spent a great deal of time researching, learning, and reviewing laws and court opinions regarding Florida real estate matters.

Our role in the real estate process, either for a commercial property or a residential property, is to provide you with legal advice. We review all aspects of the transaction to determine if your legal rights are protected, and your best interests are being served. There are many people involved in a real estate transaction, such as realtors, loan officers, surveyors, appraisals, and title insurance agents. However, none of these individuals can give you legal advice unless they also hold a law degree. Therefore, you need a real estate attorney who is watching out for your best interest while others are focused on protecting themselves and earning their fees.

Steps in a Commercial or Residential Real Estate Transaction

Each real estate transaction is different and commercial and residential transactions have some differences. However, there are some basic steps in the real estate transaction process that your attorney can help you navigate to avoid potential problems and costly delays.
Common steps in a real estate transaction include:

Searching for real property to purchase. Generally, most people work with a realtor or on their own. However, retaining your Ocala real estate attorney during the search can help protect your legal rights.

Making an offer on a piece of property. Again, realtors or purchasers take care of this step. However, your attorney can help you negotiate with the seller regarding other terms in the contract. The purchase price is only one factor you want to consider when purchasing the property.

The seller either accepts, declines, or makes a counter offer. Again, our Ocala real estate lawyer can help you with crucial negotiations regarding contingencies and other terms in the contract.

The offer is accepted. Once the offer is accepted, an attorney must perform a title examination to determine if the owner has clear, marketable title to transfer to the purchaser. If problems are identified, our attorneys can work to resolve those title defects. During this period, surveys, home inspections, loan processing, and other steps involved in closing a real estate transaction are taking place.

Preparing for closing. Provided there are no problems, your closing attorney prepares the documents for closing and holds the real estate closing. The documents are filed, and the closing is complete.

Again, the above steps are the major steps in a typical commercial or residential real estate closing. In any real estate transaction, you can have several issues or problems that complicate the process. Having an Ocala real estate attorney by your side from the beginning of the process is in your best interest to protect your legal rights and your investment.

Call Today to Speak with an Ocala Real Estate Transaction Attorney

For all your commercial real estate and residential real estate needs in Ocala and Marion County, contact our law firm by calling (888) 316-2131 to discuss your real estate matter with our Ocala real estate lawyer.