The question of whether a buyer or seller of Florida real estate needs an attorney involved comes up frequently. I can't answer whether any particular party needs legal counsel. I can say that of the
Will distant counsel know which Florida purchase contract is more suited to this transaction? What is the difference in the as-is contract and the FAR-BAR contract and why would a buyer ever want to use the as-is? Where is a buyer's escrow money more at risk in case of a dispute? Under what circumstances can a buyer cancel a contract and receive full refund of escrow deposit? How are contract time periods computed? What closing costs does the seller usually pay? The buyer? Relying on what is typical in another state may have one party paying for something they shouldn't. These are questions that "most" experienced agents can answer but might slide by Cousin Vinnie.
The contract can be fair to both parties or it can be slanted heavily in one party's favor. An unrepresented buyer or seller who isn't familiar with the details of our contracts and many addenda may leave themselves unnecessarily exposed if they wing it. If a party from the other side of the deal writes the contract don't assume it will be fair. Snowball in Cocoa Beach that's gonna happen. Stakes are too high.
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