Buying or selling a home is a significant financial transaction, and while it is exciting, the experience can be stressful, frustrating, and sometimes more expensive than necessary. An experienced real estate attorney can guide you through the process and help you avoid common pitfalls and make the entire buying or selling process more enjoyable. You want a highly experienced attorney who is knowledgeable on Florida laws that relate to the real estate transaction. Mercedes Hale was appointed by the Board of Governors to serve on the Florida Bar Joint Realtor Attorney Committee that drafts the FR/FAR Residential Sale and Purchase Agreement. She regularly teaches real estate agents about the provisions in the real estate contract and other real estate issues. We work with buyers, sellers, their real estate agents or brokers, and their lenders to ensure a smooth transaction. We also help those individuals selling or buying a home “For Sale By Owner” from drafting the purchase contract through closing.