Text messages can form contract
Two courts from Massachusetts have determined that parties can enter into a valid real estate purchase contract via text message. However, both courts ruled that no contract was formed via text, as the real estate professional lacked the authority to bind the principal in the first case and the purported agreement failed to satisfy the Statute of Frauds in the second instance. (Nov. 28, 2016, OAR Buzz)
Commonly asked questions about multiple offers
(July 22, 2016, OAR Buzz)
Legally Speaking: Dealing with first right of refusal clauses
(Nov. 30, 2015, OAR Buzz)
Legally Speaking: Can a listing agent refuse to present an offer?
(June 1, 2015, OAR Buzz)
Legally Speaking: What should I do if they won’t sign?
(Dec. 15, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Legally Speaking: Can I write a purchase contract for parties involved in a FSBO transaction?
(Dec. 2, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Top 10 Contract Questions
(Aug. 11, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Exercise caution when communicating via email in real estate transactions
(July 28, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Is it ever OK to let a buyer, inspector in a listing without you?
(May 27, 2014, OAR Buzz)
A legal way to guarantee a multiple offer win?
(April 7, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Dealing with a negative home inspection report
(March 24, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Contract conundrums… Important considerations for Ohio REALTORS
(Feb. 18, 2014, OAR Buzz)
The case of the reluctant seller
(Feb. 3, 2014, OAR Buzz)
Ohio Court ruling clarifies “fixture vs. trade fixture” in commercial leases
(Dec. 10, 2013, OAR Buzz)
What does an ‘as is’ clause really mean?
Dec. 9, 2013, OAR Buzz)
When does writing an addendum become practicing law?
(Oct. 14, 2013, OAR Buzz)
Does contact with an appraiser cross the line?
(Sept. 30, 2013, OAR Buzz)
Does an earnest money dispute preclude a new contract?
(Sept. 17, 2013, OAR Buzz)
Is notification required when multiple offers are received?
(Aug. 5, 2013, OAR Buzz)
Is it OK to ‘shop offers?’
(Feb. 25, 2013, OAR Buzz)
When it comes to a wall-mounted television…does it stay or does it go?
(Dec. 11, 2012, OAR Buzz)
(Nov. 16, 2012, OAR Buzz)
The legality of digital signatures
(Nov. 12, 2012, OAR Buzz)
Ohio REALTOR magazine sneak peek: Avoiding the ‘land mines’ of contract negotiations
(Aug. 6, 2012, OAR Buzz)
VIDEO: Legal Matters: How to properly handle offers
(May 14, 2012, OAR Buzz)