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McKinney Real Estate Attorneys Focused on Results

Experienced lawyers successfully guiding Collin County residents through property transactions

Throughout Texas, thousands of real estate transactions are entered into every year. Unfortunately, many people involved in these transactions fail to retain legal counsel, which can make the process itself even more difficult than it needs to be and lead to trouble even after the deal is completed. Real estate is one of the largest investments that individuals and businesses undertake, so it’s important to be represented by experienced attorneys who understand both the law and the local landscape. At Joplin Hendricks, our McKinney real estate lawyers protect your best interests through all phases of your real estate transaction.

Highly skilled at negotiating real estate agreements

A real estate agreement contains terms and clauses that are often not well understood by either party involved in the transaction. Home inspections, financing, and certain contingencies may be included. For example, the buyers of a home may want a contingency included in the contract that allows a set period of time to sell their current home. Buyers and sellers may also need to negotiate which repairs to the home, if any, will be completed before the deal is finalized. Our real estate attorneys ensure the real estate agreement is fair and meets your needs and, if not, will renegotiate its terms.

Providing detailed real estate sales contract review

A real estate attorney is essential to helping clients understand the legal terms of a real estate sales contract. We encourage property buyers, whether purchasing a residential or commercial property, to rely on us to thoroughly review the contract of sale before signing. Once you sign the contract, you are legally bound to it and the terms and conditions within, whether it represents your best interests or not. Even if you did not fully understand what you were agreeing to, you will still be held liable and potentially subject to penalties or even a lawsuit. We carefully review your contract and explain all of its terms, making sure they support your goals and are the best course of action. Over the years, we have saved clients thousands of dollars that would otherwise have been spent on legal fees fighting disputes over contract terms.

Guiding you through the closing

The closing is the final step in a real estate transaction, transferring the property from the seller to the buyer. Often, both the buyer and the seller are present during the closing and must sign a variety of legal documents. Those documents typically include:

  • The deed — This document officially transfers the property from the seller to the buyer.
  • The real property affidavit — The seller swears that he or she owns the property that is being sold.
  • A loan estimate and closing disclosure — This form lays out all of the terms of the mortgage loan.

Closing documents are quite lengthy and often confusing, with considerable fine print. Our real estate attorneys carefully review each document so you can rest assured what you’re signing reflects your wishes and there are no surprises at the closing table.

Contact our experienced McKinney real estate attorneys today for a free consultation

At Joplin Hendricks, our McKinney real estate lawyers offer a free consultation so you can gain an understanding of your legal rights and get to know our legal team. We provide personalized attention and strive to build long-term relationships with our clients in Collin County and the surrounding area. To schedule a free consultation, call 972-529-0952 or contact us online.