Sarasota County Florida Real Estate Transactions
When you are buying or selling residential or commercial real estate, an attorney is able to protect your interests in ways that a Realtor or title company cannot. Specifically, an attorney will review your contract, examine the chain of title to your property, and prepare the closing documents on your behalf.
At the law offices of Gibson, Kohl & Wolff, P.L., we handle all matters related to the purchase or sale of residential and commercial real estate in Sarasota and the surrounding communities. Because of our size, we are able to take a highly personalized approach when representing each of our clients. We return all our e-mails and phone calls promptly and work hard to keep you continually advised of the status of your case. Contact our offices to learn how we may assist you.
While most of our clients are local residents, we also work with many foreign and non-resident purchasers of Florida residential and commercial property. We have advised many individuals and businesses from outside of the state of Florida who have purchased waterfront property, real estate in golf course communities, and open acreage in the state.
We know from experience that there are many benefits to living and working in Florida. While the beaches and recreational opportunities are second to none, there are also tax benefits to being a Florida resident. Florida has no state personal income tax and no intangible tax on stocks and bonds. Residents also enjoy an unlimited homestead protection from creditors and pay no inheritance tax when your estate passes to your heirs.
We work with clients at all stages of the purchase or sale of residential and commercial real estate, from the negotiation of terms to the preparation of documents, from the review of title to the closing. We review and prepare all documents necessary to successfully close a real estate transaction, including purchase agreements, deeds, mortgages, notes and financing instruments, restrictive covenants and easements.
A recent trend in the real estate industry has been the vertical integration of mortgage and lending services with real estate brokerages. In these instances, the buyer is not represented by anyone at the closing unless they hire an attorney. Because all real estate transactions involve a number of contracts and extensive documentation, it is always in your best interest to hire an attorney title agent who both represents you and issues the title insurance policies. This results in better protection for the consumer with little additional cost, and in many cases, no additional cost.
Sarasota County Real Estate Closing Attorneys
Lauren Kohl, Esq. and Phillip Wolff, Esq.
Real Estate closing attorneys, Lauren Kohl, Esq. and Phillip Wolff, Esq., and the real estate staff have over a century worth of combined experience in real estate closings and real estate transactions. Lauren holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License. Many of our staff have enjoyed prior careers as Real Estate and banking.
We value our education and are committed to attending seminars and presentations on the latest developments in real estate and Florida Law. We also strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service. The number of client referrals we receive each year is the greatest compliment. It tells us that our clients are extremely satisfied with our performance.
Perhaps it is our “Team Approach” that is attributable to our success. An Attorney, a Paralegal, and a Legal Assistant are assigned to each transaction. There is always someone here to answer your questions and provide you with a smooth and memorable real estate closing. Please click on one of the buttons to learn more about Closing Costs, and to read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about real estate contracts, real estate closings and real estate financing.
Contact us to learn how we may assist you. Our offices are open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We have three convenient locations to better serve you. We handle closings in Sarasota and the surrounding communities including Osprey, Venice, West Villages, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Ley and Longboat Key.