Did You Overpay Due To A Real Estate Agent’s Misrepresentation?: The Case of the Fake Engineering Report

| September 1, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 When a real estate agent makes a mistake or for some reason provides a buyer with incorrect or misleading information in Florida, they (along with their broker and even the seller) may be held liable for any resulting damages to that buyer under a claim of “negligent misrepresentation.” The situation becomes much […]

The Case of the Real Estate Agent’s Negligent Misrepresentation and the Buyer’s Broken Back

| August 25, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Florida real estate agents and their real estate brokers are professionals who must be licensed by the State of Florida to do business here. Applicants for a real estate agent’s license must study and pass a test to demonstrate their knowledge of the real estate industry. They have to take continuing education […]

When Florida Home Buyer Discovers His New Property Floods: A Case of Fraudulent Misrepresentation

| August 18, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Here in South Florida, flooding is a big problem — something that buyers and investors from other states or other countries may not experience. Not only do we have the threat of hurricanes swooping in with tons of water, there is also the factor that parts of our state are wetlands and […]

When Your New Home Isn’t What You Expected: Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Agent

| August 11, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Here in Florida, real estate transactions take place every day. Closings and people moving into new homes are happening all of the time in the Miami Dade – Broward – Palm Beach areas. A lot of these transactions are first time residential home purchases, where new buyers are excited about owning a […]

Misrepresentation by Real Estate Agent: Wrong Square Footage in MLS Listing

| August 4, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 In Florida, real estate agents and brokers are seen as experts in their field (whether it be residential, commercial or industrial property) due, in part, to the fact they are licensed by the State of Florida to do business in our State. Licensure brings with it both the respect of being a […]

Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Professional: Claims for Negligent or Unintentional Misrepresentation

| July 28, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Have You Been Harmed? Negligent misrepresentation by a real estate agent or broker can also be described as an unintentional misrepresentation; where the agent or real estate broker communicates something that is not accurate or true, but they are not doing so knowingly. In these situations, the real estate professional does not […]

Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closings

| May 5, 2015

Last Update: 08/01/16 When you are buying a home here in South Florida, or you are trying to sell a house or condo somewhere in the Miami – Palm Beach – Fort Lauderdale area, there are certain steps that are automatic in every residential transaction. The buyer makes an offer and the seller either counters […]

Closing a Florida Residential Real Estate Transaction

| April 7, 2015

Last Update: 02/24/16 The event where a Florida condominium or single family home changes hands, where ownership of the property goes from the seller to the buyer, is called the “closing” or the “closing of the transaction.” When the buyer leaves the closing table, he or she leaves with keys to the front door; the […]

When Is a Florida Real Estate Agent or Broker Guilty of the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

| March 24, 2015

Last Update: 02/24/16 Buying or selling a home or condominium here in South Florida involves lots of paperwork, much of it legal documents like contracts with the real estate agent or broker (a listing agreement); as well as sales contracts, deeds, title searches and title commitments, disclosures and more. In fact, almost every kind of […]

Listing Agreements: Are All Florida Real Estate Broker Contracts The Same?

| March 10, 2015

Last Update: 03/16/16 When you decide to sell your Florida home or condo (or other residential real estate), one of the first steps you may take is finding a real estate broker to help you get the property sold. In the Miami and Broward County areas, there are lots of real estate agents working hard […]

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