Entries by ME&W

Working Outside of the Box

Brokers Need to be Aware of Potential Risk When Real Estate Salespeople Have Second Jobs Real estate salespersons often have second jobs. Should a broker care? All in unison: “it depends.”  Issues relating to profitability and productivity of a salesperson aside, a broker has reason to be concerned when a salesperson is also employed in […]

Working Inside the Box – Establishing the Box

Real Estate Sales People Need to Understand Their Broker Agreement What is your agreement with your broker? A recurring question to the Hotline is “what is my broker’s obligation to pay me when I have pending transactions at the time I affiliate with a new broker?” There are many similar questions relating to fees after […]

How Can an Organization Manage the Risk of a Cyberattack?

The threat of a cyberattack is the sort of thing that keeps business owners up at night. Having an appropriate plan in place is critical to managing an organization’s response to a cyberattack. An organization will want to both manage risk before a security incident occurs, and mitigate risk afterward. After a cyberattack, an organization […]

Children’s Book Drive Results

Mette, Evans & Woodside partnered with RSVP of the Capital Region for our annual children’s book drive. The 2018 drive collected 7,691 books. All books collected were distributed to students aged 4 to 12 in Dauphin and Cumberland County.

For Sale By Owner and the Statement of Estimated Costs

What happens when a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) freaks out at settlement when she learns for the first time that she is paying seller assist and that the proceeds are less than she anticipated? She goes hunting, that’s what. Who is the likely target? By definition, a FSBO is without an agent and we […]

Mette, Evans & Woodside Names Veronica Boyer Shareholder

Mette, Evans & Woodside announced that attorney Veronica Boyer was named a Shareholder with the law firm effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Boyer joined the firm in May of 2017. Veronica focuses her practice in construction law and litigation as well as commercial, real estate and environmental litigation. She also handles matters involving procurement law and related administrative law issues.

Anti-Harassment Presentation Offered

Take steps to avoid harassment occurring in your company. Mette, Evans & Woodside is offering a companywide anti-harassment presentation for your employees. This program, led by Attorney Kathryn L. Simpson, will educate your employees about the types of harassment, the company’s policy regarding harassment and how to report an incident.

Getting Creative

Understanding the Additional Terms Clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate.
The most dangerous clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (ASR) is found in our current Paragraph 32(B), Additional Terms. Here’s where agents can let loose with the most creative use of the pen imaginable!

Fessing Up

Of the common mistakes in residential sales, none occurs more frequently than the failure to abide by timelines, specifically those found in the inspection contingencies.