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Negotiating Real Estate Deals and Getting Your Terms Without Being a Jerk with Attorney Jeff Love

A huge welcome to Attorney Jeff Love, an attorney from Los Angeles who shares tips for buyers and sellers on how to compromise where possible while still meeting your objectives (and without being a jerk about it)!

Yes – there is a way that you can land on the terms that you’re seeking without being difficult.

What’s the saying – you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?

In this episode, we discuss negotiating real estate deals and partnerships in a fair and effective manner that protects your interests without being aggressive or bullying.

Jeff recommends such helpful tips as thoroughly checking titles, surveys, environmental issues, and tenant estoppel certificates when doing due diligence for commercial property purchases.

For new investors, this is a must-listen. Learn why Jeff recommends hiring a real estate attorney to negotiate on your behalf, avoiding potential pitfalls and protecting you in case issues arise later in the transaction.

How you protect yourself when partnering with another investor?

How do you structure partnership agreements that work for everyone involved?

What should you look out for in commercial property due diligence?

We answer all of these questions in more, as well as learn about Jeff’s own career path and interests outside of the law, including coaching his son’s little league baseball team.

Things we discussed in this episode:

  • Negotiating real estate deals and partnerships in a fair and effective manner.
  • Meeting the other side halfway where possible.
  • Using qualifiers like “to my knowledge” to compromise while still protecting yourself.
  • Focusing on getting the deal done.
  • When buying property, focusing on representations and limitation of liability clauses to understand what the seller knows and cap their liability in case of issues.
  • Concentrating on representations and limitation of liability clauses when buying property.
  • Doing thorough due diligence for commercial deals like title searches, surveys, and tenant estoppel certificates.
  • Using buy-sell agreements in partnerships to outline what happens in different scenarios.
  • Hiring a real estate attorney to negotiate deals, avoid issues, and protect you.
  • Forming the right entity at the right time for real estate projects.

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Join Jason Muth of Straightforward Short-Term Rentals and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast!

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