Consumer Services For Property Transactions And More

When you are looking to sell or purchase property, we at McMullan & Brown urge you to consult an attorney. Real estate contracts are often long and complex, protecting the interests of the parties involved. The very length of the documents can make them vulnerable to dispute, especially since many people simply tend to sign them without reading them. People tend to gloss over portions of documents or misunderstand language within a contract.

Therefore, we invite you to have us review your transactions putting pen to paper. We can help you avert problems with title defects such as:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Legal description errors
  • Proper form consent
  • Mortgages, liens and restrictions.

While it is certainly possible for an individual to represent himself or herself in the purchase or sale of real estate, it is almost never a good idea. Real estate transactions carry much at stake. It only makes sense to make sure that an attorney who deals in the area day in and day out is looking out for your best interests. That's what we do at McMullan & Brown. We skillfully apply our knowledge of contract law and real estate to our clients' residential and commercial transactions.

As your transaction progresses, our firm can represent your interests in the time frame you set. Our services include:

  • Requesting and reviewing a title search to evaluate the status of the title and take actions to clear defects
  • Preparing or reviewing your closing statement and other ancillary closing documents to ensure there are no surprises at closing, including assuring that the property is accurately described in all ownership documents
  • If you are the seller of property and offering financing to the buyer, drafting the documents to protect your investment and discuss risks
  • Advising you how the deed should indicate title based on your wishes
  • Reviewing surveys, plats and restrictive covenants
  • Drafting the contract of sale if you do not use a realtor
  • Advising you on the handling of earnest money in the event of a cancellation of the transaction
  • Enforcing a contract — for example, forcing a sale to proceed if the other party is balking

In addition to advising you along the way and helping to make sure all the background work is done, our attorneys can assist you to make sure that every detail that has been discussed has made its way into the final documents the way you had intended. In this way, you are assured that the property you are about to purchase has a secure title and proper title insurance coverage. This is the most critical part of all, and your attorney's participation is important in helping you protect your investment and your financial security.

Turn To Our Knowledgeable Real Estate Lawyers For Your Property Transactions

McMullan & Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas, has years of experience helping homeowners draft, review and negotiate real estate contracts, financing documents and related matters. We charge a flat-rate fee for most of these types of preparations. If you are a consumer approaching a real estate transaction, contact the firm today for your peace of mind.