Santa Cruz, CA asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: Should a real estate agent or attorney be hired to facilitate a tenants-in-common sale between the co-owners?

It is not required in California to have a real estate attorney, but given that the seller already has a buyer, i.e. one co-owner is selling their share to the other co-owner, would it possibly be cheaper to have a real estate attorney draw up documents instead of a real estate agent?

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Jonathan Purcell
Jonathan Purcell
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  • PETALUMA, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You might consider contacting a title company.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: The buyer needs to hire an attorney to represent him, search the title and draft the deed. Title companies do not represent anyone.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
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  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A realtor may draw up the documents to submit to escrow, but you should have your own attorney review them for correctness.

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