“For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) Real Estate Transactions


Re-Broadcast on November 6, 2017

In this webinar, participants will gain insight on the top errors attorneys make when handling for sale by owner (FSBO) real estate transactions. Attorney William Hoffmeyer will help you ensure key transactional elements are effectively negotiated in your client’s best interests. In addition to instructing you on how to effectively defuse title landmines, boilerplate contract time bombs and much more.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   FSBO real estate transactions: Top Errors Attorneys Make
•   Negotiating transactional components
•   Disarm Title Landmines, Boilerplate Contracts, etc.

Date / Time: November 6, 2017

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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William F. Hoffmeyer, Esq. is a founding partner in the Law Firm of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP concentrating his practice on real estate and zoning law, corporate, estate planning, decedent’s estates, and elder law. He also serves as an expert witness in real estate as well as professional malpractice in the legal, real estate and title insurance fields and matters relevant to defects in real estate titles. He was the Solicitor for the York County Tax Claim and Tax Assessment Office from 1979 to 1988.

Mr. Hoffmeyer’s abilities as an attorney are recognized by his colleagues. He is an AV© Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for 14 consecutive years (2004-2017) and by Best Lawyers in America for 10 consecutive years (2008-2017.)

A frequent lecturer, author and adjunct professor, Mr. Hoffmeyer has spoken for numerous organizations throughout Pennsylvania on topics such as real estate, legal ethics, professional ethics and title insurance. He also wrote five books on real estate related matters.

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Section I. Title Insurance and Title Search Required by Buyer

Section II. Pre-Approval of Buyer for Mortgage

Section III. The Top Oversights That Cause Troubles

Section IV. Failure to Provide Essential Disclosures

Section V. Not Following Fair Housing Laws

Section VI. Mortgages: Is the Buyer Actually Qualified?

Section VII. Not Negotiating Key Transactional Elements

Section VIII. The Dangers of Boilerplate Real Estate Contracts

Section IX. Mishandling Title Issues: Liens and More

Section X. Last-Minute Closing Details That Come Back to Haunt

Section XI. Disputes Over Buyers’ Realtor Fees