The purchase or sale of a home or other real estate will likely be one of the largest and most important transactions of your life. There are numerous legal requirements associated with the purchase or sale of real estate in California. Failing to comply with any of them could have financially disastrous consequences. Thus, especially if you are not represented by a real estate agent, whether you are the seller or the buyer, you should consult an attorney familiar with local real estate laws and practices.

Brian Collins will use his years of experience as a real estate lawyer and broker to help ensure smooth and proper handling of your real estate purchase or sale. For a flat fee, Mr. Collins will handle the legal aspects of your purchase or sale as follows:

Seller

  • Review offer and prepare any necessary counter offer(s) or acceptance
  • Post-contract acceptance consultation with seller to review remaining steps to complete sale
  • Prepare chronological timeline of each party's responsibilities under the contract and related deadlines for fulfilling them
  • Provide both required and recommended seller disclosure documents and review with seller the procedure for completing them
  • Review completed disclosure documents
  • Review closing documents
  • Consult with seller for up to one hour regarding the transaction
Buyer
  • Prepare offer
  • Review any counter offer from Seller and prepare any necessary counter offer(s)
  • Open and instruct escrow
  • Prepare chronological timeline of each party's responsibilities under the contract and related deadlines for fulfilling them
  • Post-contract acceptance consultation to describe remaining steps to complete purchase
  • Review preliminary title report
  • Prepare necessary contingency waiver documents
  • Review closing documents
  • Consult with buyer for up to one hour regarding the transaction
In addition to ensuring the legal aspects of your transaction are handled properly, you will likely save tens of thousands of dollars in commissions by using Collins Law Corporation instead of a real estate agent to document your real estate transaction. However, even if you already have a real estate agent, Mr. Collins will work with that agent to ensure all legal requirements of your transaction are satisfied. It is best to contact Collins Law Corporation before signing a contract, but even if you are already in escrow Mr. Collins can still help you complete the transaction and identify potential problems.