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Elmhurst Residential Real Estate Contract Attorney

Our Elmhurst residential real estate contract attorneys are here to ensure that your interests are negotiated effectively on your behalf. We are here to help you negotiate any real estate contract properly and protect your rights using every resource available. Our lawyers create, review, and implement real estate contracts based on your needs and protect your rights.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Elmhurst Residential Real Estate Contract Attorney

Our Elmhurst residential real estate contract attorneys are here to ensure that your interests are negotiated effectively on your behalf. We are here to help you negotiate any real estate contract properly and protect your rights using every resource available. Our lawyers create, review, and implement real estate contracts based on your needs and protect your rights.

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(331) 253-4060
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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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Office Address

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
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Sunday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Elmhurst Residential Real Estate Contract Attorney

Why Hire a Real Estate Attorney?

The list of problems that can arise during a real estate transaction is lengthy and without an attorney to handle those problems, should they arise, the process can be scary. Beyond issues that can happen with any real estate transaction, certain scenarios nearly demand to have an experienced attorney. Below we’ll cover five common scenarios when, as a seller or buyer, you should hire a real estate attorney and what you risk by not having one on your side.

  • The Property You’re Buying or Selling is in Disarray. 
  • You’re Selling a Property Occupied with Tenants
  • You’re Buying a Property in Another Town, State or Country

Read the full article by our Elmhurst Residential Real Estate Contract Lawyers discussing what to look for in areal estate attorney. 

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Attorney Modification of Residential Real Estate Contracts

When you sell or purchase a home, your realtor will usually present you with a widely used form contract. The realtor will have the ability to customize that form to fit your needs. The contract will typically provide that each party's attorney will have 5 business days to:

  1. approve the contract;
  2. reject the contract; or
  3. negotiate modifications to the contract

A good attorney will be sure to staunchly protect his client's interests while, at the same time, working to achieve a meeting of the minds between the parties so as to prevent the deal from falling through.

Read the full article by our Elmhurst residential real estate contract attorneys regarding attorney modifications of residential real estate contracts.

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Illinois Residential Real Estate Contracts Explained

When you sign a contract for the purchase or sale of residential real estate, you will typically have 5 days to review the contract with your attorney in order for your attorney to modify its terms. Check out our previous article, Attorney Modification of Residential Real Estate Contracts, for more on this topic. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 things you should be on the look out for when reviewing the contract with your real estate attorney.

  • Purchase Price and Earnest Money  
  • Fixtures and Personal Property Included in the Transaction
  • Mortgage Contingency
  • Tax Prorations
  • Optional Provisions

Read the full article by our Elmhurst residential real estate contract attorneys regarding common area maintenance audits. 


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