Providing Experienced Guidance For Real Estate Brokers

Real estate brokers need help working through the many legal requirements of the job. I am Howard M. Hyman, Attorney at Law, and have been a real estate lawyer and a real estate broker for more than 30 years. I have been a member of many local and national real estate boards.

I regularly represent brokers throughout Philadelphia and surrounding areas. I also own and operate Martin Hyman Realty Co. Inc., which has been in existence more than 50 years. Contact me to set up a free initial consultation.

Multitude Of Possible Legal Problems

Brokers must work through a multitude of legal issues, even beyond the typical issues of preparing property titles, inspections, contracts, etc. For instance, they must know whether they are entitled to a commission in unusual cases. They must know how to comply with real estate law when a buyer or seller breaks a purchase agreement, listing agreement or other real estate contract.

Standards Of Care

It can also be extremely difficult to know who to represent in a sale and how to enforce your rights. Real estate law now allows brokers to represent buyers, sellers, both or none, but they must know the different standards and obligations they owe depending on who they represent.

Too many brokers get caught in traps where they should represent themselves, but still have to put buyers' and sellers' interests first. You many have a fiduciary duty to one party, while the other is only a customer. I can help brokers get through these difficult situations.

Disputes

One of the most important duties in my real estate law practice is to keep brokers out of court. I help brokers stay out of trouble by guiding them through legal minefields. When disputes arise, I can resolve them without the expense and uncertainty of going to court. I can also represent brokers before the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.

Contact Us

Please contact us today at 215-725-1950 or online to arrange a free initial consultation with a fellow broker experienced as a real estate lawyer. We can meet at our Philadelphia or Jamison offices and in the evenings or weekends by appointment.