Contracts

Title Tip: The Dos And Don’ts of Using an Electronic Signature

By Lydia Blair / May 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

The real estate industry has been ramping up its use of technology to conduct business over many years. Now, more than ever, buyers and sellers frequently execute signatures to seal the deal on contracts for efficiency and convenience. Digitally signed real estate contracts became more popular about 15 years ago with the passage of electronic […]

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Title Tip: The Romance of a Cash Offer

By Lydia Blair / February 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

A cash offer is more appealing to a seller than an offer contingent on the buyer financing the purchase. How much a cash offer appeals to a seller is debatable.

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Title Tip: Don’t Let This Escalate to an Escalation Clause

By Lydia Blair / November 5, 2019 / 1 Comment

This one is for all the naïve buyers and sellers out there who think an escalation clause is a good idea. We’re not trying to shame you or say you’re wrong, but let’s just tell it like it is. It’s wrong for most residential contracts. That’s right, I said it. An Escalation Clause is wording […]

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Title Tip: Common Mistakes in Contracts That Can Get You Sued

By Lydia Blair / October 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Let’s play a game I like to call “Don’t Get Sued.” We surveyed fewer than 100 escrow officers and asked them: “What is a common mistake you see on residential contracts?” The top 8 answers are on the board. Ready with your buzzer? The survey says the 8 most common contract mistakes that could get […]

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