Document Preparation Services

When it comes to document preparation for a real estate transaction, all legal papers must be accurate and ready on time. At Lulich & Attorneys, our Sebastian-based lawyers provide document preparation services for Florida real estate sales and closings. Our team can professionally prepare your real estate documents and ensure they are delivered on time for your closing.

Our team has provided legal assistance in the real estate field for more than 75 years, and we know the specific documents you need for your unique real estate transaction. We can guide you through the entire process so you'll feel confident about your next steps and ensure the transaction goes smoothly.

Document Prep Lawyer in SebastianThe document prep lawyers at Lulich & Attorneys have the skills and knowledge needed to create all required documents for your real estate transaction. Having an experienced attorney draft your documents ensures each form or paper is filed correctly the first time.

Professional legal document preparation services can save you time, money, and frustration. Additionally, not only can we prepare and review your documents, but we can also deliver them to their destination.

Our real estate attorneys know how to prepare and review the documents related to the sale and purchase of the property, including any unusual agreements or unique details that apply to your transaction.

Why Should an Attorney Handle Your Real Estate Document Preparations?

There are many benefits to having an attorney prepare your real estate documents. Once a closing happens, any small error could cost you a lot of money and lead to other complications. A real estate attorney can prepare and/or review each document to make sure there are no errors.

Other benefits of using the document preparation services at Lulich & Attorneys for your real estate transaction include:

  • We can explain what every section of the document means in a way you can understand. As a result, you won’t accidentally agree to something you didn’t know about or understand.

  • We can review all other documents involved in the transaction, regardless of who created them. If someone else has prepared documents regarding the sale, we can review them for accuracy and ensure they are complete. We can also inquire about something that seems wrong and help modify the documents on your behalf.

  • We can file all necessary paperwork in the various places required by state and local laws. Once the necessary documentation has been prepared, reviewed, and executed, we can file everything on your behalf within the appropriate deadlines. Following the closing, once the paperwork is filed, your real state sale or purchase is finalized.

Our law firm has solved legal issues for Sebastian residents for over 35 years. Working in the legal field for that long means we have the skills and knowledge needed to navigate complex legal issues on your behalf. Not only can we prepare documents for your real estate transaction, but we can also represent you in all related legal matters.

Unlike many other law firms that handle real estate matters, we are also an attorney-led title company. This means we not only provide document preparation services but we can also issue title insurance for your property and finalize real estate closings in our offices.

At Lulich & Attorneys, we offer free consultations. This allows potential clients to learn about partnering with our team and the legal assistance we can provide. When you speak with a member of our team, you'll learn all about our document preparation services, and you can ask questions about your specific real estate transactions. We'll also provide information about the multitude of other real estate services we offer.

To complete a real estate transaction, you need to prepare, execute (sign), and record certain paperwork. We can prepare the closing documents you need for your particular transaction. Each transaction is different, and the documents we prepare can reflect that. When you start working with our firm, we can help you determine the documents you'll need to protect your legal rights.

Some types of documentation you may need in your real estate transaction include:

The Purchase Agreement

A purchase agreement is a legally binding document that controls the purchase and sale of real estate. The parties to the sale are responsible for preparing and executing this document. The purchase agreement defines the terms of the transaction and the conditions of the sale. These agreements must be accurate and contain all pertinent information. If not, you could face unexpected financial issues or legal action.

Your attorney will include several key terms in your purchase agreement to ensure it is valid, including:

  • Information about the buyer and seller, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other relevant details

  • Details about the property, including the property’s street address, its legal description, and any other relevant details

  • The property’s purchase price

  • The sellers’ representation of the property, detailing its condition and structural composition, including language clearly stating the property will be sold in "As Is" condition if no repairs or modifications will be made

  • Fixtures and items of personal property the current owner will include or exclude from the sale of the property, such as kitchen appliances, furniture, and light fixtures

  • Who is required to purchase title insurance to protect the sale or purchase of the property

  • When the closing date will be, and when the transfer of title will occur

  • If there are any contingencies on the sale of the property, such as the buyer needing to sell another property or obtain financing before closing on this transaction

  • The terms of the earnest money agreement, including how much will be paid in advance and who will hold the money until the transaction is finalized

Once both parties agree to the purchase agreement terms, they can sign. Once each person involved in the sale signs the purchase agreement, the details of the purchase agreement are legally binding.

If you’re a real estate agent, our document prep attorneys can prepare the purchase agreement to ensure it meets the agreed-upon terms. On the other hand, if you’re buying or selling a property, our attorneys can prepare and/or review the documents to ensure you understand that what you’re signing includes the terms of your agreement.

The Seller’s Disclosure

A seller’s disclosure is a legal document where all sellers must disclose the physical and legal condition of their property. Prospective buyers have the right to know about any potentially unfavorable conditions.

A typical seller’s disclosure could include:

  • A list of specific issues a home could have, such as leaks, a cracked foundation, a termite infestation, or roof problems

  • A specific list of questions about the home (The seller must provide a yes or no answer. If they don’t know the answer, they can state “unknown.”)

  • An area where the seller can provide any other information that a potential buyer should know about the home

  • A list of the appliances or security system features that will stay with the home upon its sale

Many sellers don’t understand everything they need to include in the seller’s disclosure. This could cause complications if the documents don’t get filled out correctly. Our legal document preparation service attorneys can guide you through completing the seller’s disclosure documents to ensure you include everything required by law.

A Title Insurance Policy

Including a title insurance policy in a real estate transaction can protect everyone involved. At Lulich & Attorneys, we are authorized to prepare and provide title insurance policies. Because our law firm is also an attorney-led title company, we can prepare all the documents required for your closing and title insurance responsibilities. In addition, we can discuss why title insurance is important and help protect your purchase from a legal claim if a title issue arises.

Situations where a title insurance policy can benefit you include:

  • If there is a clerical error in the deed

  • If there is an incorrect or improper description somewhere within the documentation

  • If forgeries or misrepresentations in legal documents impede the sale

  • If someone with a cognitive disability signed the deed or other legal document regarding the sale

  • If there were undisclosed liens on the property because of unpaid taxes, contractors who worked on the home, or unpaid HOA dues

When we represent you through the real estate process, you can rest assured any documents we prepare will help you avoid legal issues.

The Property Deed

A property deed is a legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one owner to another. Our attorneys can prepare the property deed, including all necessary legal information. Once this document is signed at the closing, we can send it to the county officials who will file it.

A Listing Agreement

A listing agreement is a contract between a real estate agent and their client, the property owner. It gives the broker permission to list and sell the property. The listing agreement also outlines the commission the real estate agent will receive at the closing.

Listing agreements can vary based on the circumstances of the real estate sale.

Typically, these agreements will include the following information:

  • The home’s address, legal description, and asking price

  • A list of the seller's, real estate agent's, and broker’s duties

  • Broker’s and real estate agent’s commission fees (usually described as a percentage of the sale price)

  • The personal property that the current owner will include in the sale

  • When the contract expires

By outlining this information in the listing agreement, we can help avoid any discrepancies between the seller, real estate agent, and other parties. We can also include a mediation or dispute clause in case the real estate agent and the property owner have a dispute over the transaction. It can outline the steps they will take to resolve the issue before bringing legal action.

Who Needs Document Preparation Services in Sebastian?

There are several people or entities who could use the legal document preparation services offered by the attorneys at Lulich & Attorneys, including:

Real Estate Brokers

Our document prep lawyers in Sebastian can prepare many forms of real estate documents for real estate agents and brokerages. With our knowledge of real estate law, we can ensure each document contains all the details and meets every criteria for each transaction.

Our team can help real estate agents or brokerages prepare the following documents:

  • The buyer’s agent agreement

  • The purchase agreement

  • Addenda or amendments

  • The seller’s disclosure

  • The closing disclosure

  • The title insurance policy

  • The property’s deed

Each document we prepare is accurate and filed appropriately. We also offer help with documents not listed here.

A Property Owner or Buyer

A property owner could benefit from our document preparation services in every sale situation, but especially if they plan to sell their house “For Sale by Owner.” We can ensure you have all the documentation you need and that it’s accurate.

When selling your house yourself, it’s important to know that the buyer’s realtor is not representing you and doesn’t have your best interest in mind. Because of this, it’s helpful to have your own legal team review any contracts or documents that indicate the terms you verbally agreed to. Our team of document prep lawyers is here to look out for your well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions About Document Preparation in Sebastian

While weighing your legal options, you may ask:

Can I Fill Out Real Estate Documents Myself?

Although you could fill out the forms needed to buy or sell property on your own, doing so comes with many risks. For instance, you could face serious legal consequences if you don’t provide all the necessary information on the seller’s disclosure form.

You might also miss important deadlines or inadvertently fail to provide necessary legal information, which could delay or even prevent the completion of a much-needed sale. Selling or buying your home will probably be the largest financial transaction in your life. Protect yourself by working with skilled legal professionals.

Can a Real Estate Agent Prepare Documents for Me?

A real estate agent’s job is to help people buy or sell property. They are not legal professionals and cannot ethically give legal advice. It’s best to have a lawyer on your side when filling out the documents that control this expensive financial deal.

Our legal team can explain what each document means and what information you should share. Again, working with legal document preparation services prevents any issues from complicating the transaction.

What Properties Do the Lawyers at Lulich & Attorneys Work With?

We help people in Florida buy and sell their personal homes, rental properties, agricultural land, commercial businesses, and many other forms of real property. Our real estate practice areas extend beyond helping homeowners to include farmers and ranchers, business owners, and more.

What Happens if a Real Estate Document is Completed Incorrectly?

If there are any mistakes on paperwork related to your real estate transaction, this could:

  • Give a potential buyer a reason to back out of the sale

  • Result in fines and other legal penalties

  • Delay closing

  • Complicate the buying and selling of your property

When you work with our team, we make sure your paperwork is prepared and executed correctly so you can avoid these issues.

Contact Lulich & Attorneys for Document Preparation Services in Sebastian Today

Vero Beach Real Estate Document Prep LawyerWhen you need real estate document preparation services in Sebastian, reach out to our legal team. We can prepare the documents you need to stay on track and ensure a smooth real estate transaction. Our attorneys work tirelessly to make sure every document is delivered on time and with accuracy.

Call us at (772) 492-4611 or contact us through our website for your consultation. During the consultation, you can ask our team any questions you have about the real estate process. We also provide information about how we can help you. If you choose to work with our firm after the consultation, we can get started on your transaction today. Reach out to a Sebastian real estate lawyer at your earliest convenience.

Lulich & Attorneys Sebastian Office

  • Phone: 772-492-4611
  • Fax: 772-589-8800
  • Address: 1069 Main Street, Sebastian, FL 32958
  • Hours: M-F 8:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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