Real Estate Negotiations

Mediation – Sound Legal Guidance for Realtors and Their Clients

Attorney Jim Goldsmith offers sound legal advice for Realtors when aggrieved real estate buyers request mediation.

Negotiating the Change in Terms Addendum to Agreement of Sale

Negotiating the Change in Terms Addendum to Agreement of Sale

In a balanced market, and frequently in this seller’s market, properties are sold twice. There is the original offer and acceptance and then there is the renegotiation that follows the inspection reports.

State Investigates Licensees

State Investigates Licensees Alleged to Have Violated Governor’s Closure Orders

The process of reopening business in Pennsylvania has been a bumpy road and the twists and turns ahead make predictions difficult. Not so the past: we know what was allowed and what not at any particular time.

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Social Media & Financial Considerations For Real Estate Professionals

Tips for real estate professionals on how to manage their social media and personal finances during the COVID pandemic.

Three Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers”

Attorneys Kathryn L. Simpson and James L. Goldsmith were named 2020 Super Lawyers. Attorney Victoria P. Edwards was also recognized as a Rising Star.

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Real Estate Transaction Forms Require Legal Consideration During the Pandemic

COVID-19 restrictions have impacted typical real transactions and the use of standard forms used to provide legal protection.

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Conflicts When Listing Realtor Brings a Buyer

There is a significant conflict when a listing agent brings a buyer, who is a friend, relative or even themselves, to the transaction. Even if the listing agent isn’t “representing” this potential buyer in the transaction.

Pre-Settlement Walkthrough with Real Estate Agent

Using a Pre-Settlement Walkthrough Report is Recommended

To avoid real estate transaction problems, a copy of the Pre-Settlement Walkthrough Report, signed by the buyers and sellers, should be included in all settlement files.

Realtors Should Guard Against Discriminatory Practices

Realtors Should Guard Against Discriminatory Practices

A recent study revealed that housing discrimination by real estate licensees is still happening. Tips on how Realtors can recognize and eliminate illegal practices.