What are the Advantages of an Attorney/Realtor?

Trying to avoid foreclosure or need to sell your home while in mortgage default, probate, or facing other complicated mortgage or title issues? These situations involve complex legal and tax analysis which require an extensive level knowledge and skill to clear you from all liability. Most homeowners simply assume that a typical real estate agent or broker can deal with these difficult legal matters. However, without a law license, real estate agents are prohibited from advising and representing homeowners facing these complex issues. With Lawyers Realty Group, California homeowners now have the option of working with an Attorney/Realtor to not only settle the claims with their lenders, but also list and sell their home at no additional cost to the homeowner.

Direct Legal Representation

The primary advantage of using an Attorney/Realtor is that you, as a homeowner, will receive direct legal representation for your mortgage issues without any additional costs or fees out of pocket. A typical real estate agent is trained with form documents to list and sell properties in ordinary circumstances. But this completely insufficient when dealing with a troubled or defaulted mortgage. Real estate agents and mortgage brokers are prohibited by law from providing any legal or tax advice. They are unable to adequately protect clients in these situations or draft contract provisions that would benefit a homeowner’s interests. This is why both the California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors specifically instructs all of its members to make sure homeowners consult with an attorney to make sure they are fully protected. https://www.car.org/marketing/clients/loanfraud/shortsalefraud;

https://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/Article_ShortSales03_2010.pdf; https://www.nar.realtor/legal/risk-management/the-short-sale-workflow

Most homeowners don’t have the money to hire a real estate attorney in these situations. However, by using an Attorney/Realtor, homeowner can have the full protection of an attorney along with the skill of a Realtor without any additional costs or fees.

Full Review of All Your Options, Not Just Real Estate Agent Services

Real estate agents are simply not trained to spot and resolve legal issues you may be facing when dealing with a troubled mortgage. They are prohibited from advising on legal options or negotiating contract provisions that could provide financial benefits and protections. However, an Attorney/Realtor can explore resolutions to your mortgage issues that go beyond a simple listing and sale.

At Lawyers Realty Group, we will provide the following, free of charge:

  • FREE foreclosure auction and trustee postponement processing
  • FREE legal challenge and performance demand against your lender
  • FREE chapter 7 bankruptcy (optional, only if desired)
  • FREE Lien Avoidance Motion (LAM) processing to remove liens
  • FREE “material change” loan mod resubmission via California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights

Custom Contracts and Experts in Adversarial Negotiations and Legal Settlements

Real estate agents are trained to fill in the blanks on form contracts. However, in complex situations such as mortgage default, probate, trustee sales, or where homeowners face liability from their mortgage lender, those form contracts are woefully inadequate to provide the protections you need. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/short-sale-help-lawyer-v-real-estate-agent.html

When you work with an Attorney/Realtor, you will get custom contract provisions drafted by a skilled real estate lawyer. Your protection is key in these more complex transactions, and a local real estate agent is untrained in these matters and prohibited by law from providing the legal protections you need. Further, an Attorney/Realtor is trained in complex negotiations that involve issues of potential liability to the homeowner. By working with an Attorney/Realtor, you can rest assured that there will be no unpleasant surprises or loose ends that come back to haunt you in years to come.

Quite simply, it is illegal for a real estate agent to advise you on defaulted debt or to fully represent all your interests in the sale of a home in default, probate, or facing foreclosure. Do not trust the analysis of your situation to someone who is solely focused on “closing a deal” regardless of the legal and tax implications you will face. Call me today, free of charge, and get a complete assessment with absolutely no obligation.

If you’re considering selling your property, it is in your best interest to work with an Attorney/Realtor from the beginning to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your situation. At Lawyers Realty Group, our Attorney/Realtors have closed more than $1 billion in distressed transactions and short sales. We know how to get the best possible results for our clients no matter how complex their mortgage situation may be. Contact us for a complete analysis of your situation today. (949) 264-0966.