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Real Estate Lawyers in Galveston

Helping Clients Resolve Their Property Matters

When you are involved in a residential real estate transaction, whether you are purchasing a home through a broker or from the owner directly, it is a necessity to have all documents reviewed. Additionally, it’s important you protect yourself from potential problems by enlisting the help of an experienced Galveston real estate attorney. The Law Offices and Mediation Center of Susan M. Edmonson can review all sales contracts, mortgage notes, deeds, and more to ensure the protection of your best interests.

For detailed information on how we can help, contact our firm at (409) 239-0100 today.

In addition to reviewing pertinent documentation, our lawyers can also help buyers and sellers with issues that could cause transaction problems such as:

  • Lien Releases
  • Defective Deeds
  • Review of Final Closing Documents

Having an attorney assist with the entire closing process helps protect your rights to the property, ensure mortgage documents do not contain unexpected terms, and ensure titles are clear of defects.

While most real estate transactions are relatively problem free, you do not want to face anything which could delay your transaction. Whether you are working with a real estate broker or looking to complete a real estate transaction on your own, we can help.

Texas Real Estate Law Basics

  1. Working with a Realtor: While not a legal obligation, working with a realtor to buy or sell your home could help ease the process. If you do choose to work with a realtor, make sure they have experience and references, so you know they are giving you the best service possible.
  2. Texas Sellers Must Disclose Certain Things About the Property: Texas laws require sellers to disclose a number of things to potential buyers. Common disclosures include, but are not limited to:
  • All items in the home
  • Whether the property has working smoke detectors or not
  • Any known defects/malfunctions
  • Any known hazardous conditions
  • Any known items in need of repair
  • If the owner has ever filed a flood insurance claim
  • If the owner has ever received assistance from FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration
  1. Purchase Agreement: You must create a written real estate contract signed by both parties for a sale to be legally valid. This contract must contain the offer to sell or purchase, an acceptance offer, the final sale price, and a description of the property.

Texas Real Estate Act (TRELA)

TRELA ensures that the highest standards of ethics are maintained in the real estate industry. Texas created this act to protect the public from agents and brokers who are dishonest.

Additionally, TRELA:

  • Establishes rules for license holders regarding their real estate license
  • Lists all penalties for TRELA violations
  • Protects brokers from unfair activities of competition

If you believe you recently worked with an agent or broker who violated the conditions of TRELA, our attorneys can help you protect your interests through a legal action against them.

Ensuring Our Clients’ Rights & Best Interests Are Represented

The Law Offices and Mediation Center of Susan M. Edmonson provides real estate services to buyers and sellers in Galveston County and the surrounding areas.

For detailed information on how we can help you with your real estate matter, fill out our online contact form or call the office at (409) 239-0100.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Real Stories from Real People
  • From the kind faces at the front desk to Susan’s incredible competence and knowledge of the law, every minute of my experience working with this firm was exceptional.

    - Victoria L.
  • Edmonson Law Offices have always done great work with our wills, estate work, power of attorney's and realestate work. Thanks to them we've been able to get numerous difficult matters settled. Thanks Edmonson Law.

    - David G.
  • I love this law firm! I highly recommend, very knowledgeable and get the job done quickly!

    - Cortney G.
  • Mrs. Edmonson was very friendly, patient and helpful. She took the time to answer my questions and did a great job of preparing our wills.

    - Joe C.
  • Always a smiling face to greet you. Call backs are quick. Handle things with professional know how and politeness.

    - Boyd C.
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Why We're the Right Fit

  • Board Certified Family Law Attorney

    Our founding attorney Susan M. Edmonson is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas; only 10% of them are Board Certified.

  • Responsive & Accessible

    Our team understands the hassles and urgency surrounding family law matters. For this reason, we ensure to always make ourselves accessible when you need us most.

  • Personalized Approach

    When you work with us, you're not just a case number, you're part of our team. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand their specific needs. 

  • Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Feeling

    Between our three attorneys, we have over seven decades of experience working towards your goals. 

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