On Demand Program

How to Handle a Residential Real Estate Closing


Aired Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Runtime: 4:00h

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MBA Paralegals : $0.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $160.00
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This seminar presents a comprehensive step-by-step explanation of the law and practice of conducting a residential real estate closing. Our expert panel will guide you from the offer and "P&S" through the actual closing, offering practical advice at every step along the way. Our panelists, speaking from the perspective of buyers, sellers and banks’ representatives will demystify the process and point out common pitfalls to avoid. Topics include:

  • Initial client interview — buyer and seller;
  • Preparing the documents for closing;
  • The buyer/seller/broker negotiation;
  • Drafting and negotiating the offer and purchase and sale agreement;
  • Special considerations for condominium and multi-family dwellings;
  • Mortgages and the mortgage approval process;
  • The appraisal;
  • Dealing with hazardous substances on the property;
  • The role of the bank’s attorney;
  • Title issues and title insurance;
  • Conducting the closing: who does what?; and
  • Post-closing issues.


Joe Boynton, Esq., Program Co-chair
Joe Boynton, Attorney at Law , Worcester
Michael G. Gatlin, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Michael G. Gatlin , Framingham
Damien D. Berthiaume, Esq., Panelist
Berthiaume & Berthiaume , North Brookfield

Sponsoring Sections:

Real Estate Law Section
Young Lawyers Division

NOTE: This is a previously recorded MBA On Demand product.
When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

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