Buying / Selling A Home

Can A Real Estate Broker Place A Lien On My Property

Typically, a real estate broker cannot place a lien on your property when it comes to residential real estate. However, in commercial real estate, real estates brokers have the right to lien a property if you do not pay the commission. So its important to consult with an attorney to determine whether your agent has the right to lien your property for the commission.

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Can A Real Estate Broker Represent Both The Seller And The Buyer Of The Subject Property

In Florida, the law does permit a real estate broker to act as a transaction broker, essentially representing both the buyer and the seller. In these situations it’s critical that a party retains the services of an experienced real estate attorney to make sure that their best interests are being represented.

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Can I Do The Closing By Myself

Typically, the closing is performed by a third party such as a licensed Florida real estate attorney or a title company. The closing agent makes sure all the expenses of sale are paid, that the proper prorations are done, records all the legal documents, and then distributes the moneys at the end of the closing.

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Can I Move Into My House Immediately After The Closing

Most real estate contracts in Florida provide that occupancy will be granted at closing, but a real estate contract could say that the seller could reside in the property for a period of time following closing. It’s important to know what’s in the contract you’re signing and to consult a licensed Florida attorney if you have any questions about closing, or whether the seller can stay after closing.

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Can I Rescind A Purchase Of Real Estate After Closing

There’s no right of recision in the state of Florida after a real estate closing. The only time you may have a right of recision is when you’re refinancing or getting a second mortgage on a property, you typically have a three day right of recision but in a typical real estate purchase once you close the transaction is through and you cannot rescind the agreement after closing.

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Can I Sign All The Papers In Advance And Mail Them To The Closing Or Have My Attorney Take Them To The Closing

Typically, as a seller of real estate in Florida, you can sign most of the documents in advance in your attorney’s office or by mail or federal express. On the buyer’s side, typically the documents are date sensitive, so the note and the mortgage typically must be signed on the day of closing.

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