Who Signs the Contract? I Don’t Know. Third Base.

By: Peter J. Pike, Esq., Pike Law Firm, PA There are a lot of forms that REALTORS® use in their work, but two stand out as absolutely essential: the listing agreement and the purchase and sale agreement (PSA). Knowing the right person(s) to sign these documents ensures that the agreements are valid. Do Your Research [...]

NEW Condo & Cooperative Law – Is There a Need to Disclose?

By: David P. Clapp, GRI, SFR, C2EX, Managing Broker, Director of Education, Re/Max Alliance Group In 2022, the Florida legislature passed new laws that now require condominiums and cooperatives to perform what are called “Milestone Inspections” and a “Structural Integrity Reserve Study.” Both the Structural Inspection and Reserve Study will require the hiring of a [...]

Pre-Closing and Post-Closing Occupancy Issues

By: Garret T. Barnes, Esquire, Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron, Shea, & Robinson, PLLC While it is best practice to avoid pre-closing and post-closing situations altogether, reality dictates otherwise, and if it is to be done, then it must be done correctly. FR/BAR CONTRACT ADDENDUMS Addendums "T" and "U" of the FR/BAR contract contemplate pre-closing and [...]

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