Real Estate

Jones Steves has represented thousands of buyers and sellers in real estate closings throughout our 35 years in practice. Purchase contracts routinely contain an attorney’s approval contingency. We review contracts within 24 hours of receipt and take a proactive approach that allows us to head off many problems before they occur.

We are excellent communicators within the process. We are available to our clients at all stages of a closing from the first contact to the last signature and we discuss our findings and any concerns clearly and resolve them quickly. We also manage closings so that all scheduling is done well in advance and all parties can work effectively towards a closing date.

Our process is clear and straightforward:

Once the contract has been approved, our staff works closely with our clients to resolve outstanding contract contingencies for mortgage approval, structural and pest infestation inspections, water and/or septic, etc.

Each contingency date is docketed and we follow up with realtors, and counsel for the other parties, to be certain all contingencies are resolved.

Simultaneously, our office secures title information to be certain the conveyance is made with good and marketable title. Title information provides the basis for the preparation of closing documents that are then reviewed and forwarded to both counsel for the lender and the other necessary parties.

Shortly before the closing, our office prepares a closing statement with all necessary adjustments to the purchase price. The statement is carefully reviewed with the client to be certain it fully incorporates all aspects of the closing.

Our approach has given us a reputation for prompt, effective service in securing timely closings with no surprises.