If you found the perfect home, it is time to make an offer!
If you know the home you want to buy, the next step is putting together the paperwork. You don’t need a real estate agent to make an offer on a house. A lawyer can usually help for a fraction of the cost.
The lawyers at our firm can draft an offer letter for you. We can also submit it to the seller (or seller’s agent) for you, negotiate on your behalf, and ensure all the disclosures are completed correctly. One of our lawyers can help you finalize the purchase contract without having to pay a big commission to a real estate agent. Because our lawyers are licensed to practice law in Ohio, they are fully licensed to help buyers and sellers close real estate transactions.
Using a lawyer to help you buy a home can save you money. That is because a buyer’s agent will get a commission at closing. That money comes out of your pocket because it is included in the sales price. Skipping the agent can mean a lower purchase price. Rather than a buyer’s agent getting 3-4% in commission (plus the listing/seller’s agent’s commission), you can negotiate the buyer’s commission directly into a lower sales price of the home. You might be able to save thousands of dollars by buying a home without a real estate agent when the seller agree’s to reduce the price instead of paying for a buyer’s agent.
We handle the written offer and contract.
We negotiate on your behalf.
You save by getting the commissions back as a rebate.*
Contact our law firm for help making an offer on your dream home today! No real estate agent commissions necessary.
If you would like us to review your mortgage closing documents for you 24 hours before you close, we can also provide that service to you for an additional fee.
Call us today at (614) 221-9800 to get started!
Our lawyers are highly experienced in real estate, lending, and debt. We understand this are of law so well that we are happy to help you buy a property without the commission. Save a few bucks and hire a lawyer instead of an agent.*
Mr. Doucet and his staff handled two foreclosures and a related matter for me. I found everyone in his office to be professional, effective and responsive. Everything he handled for me got me the results I expected. I highly recommend Doucet Gerling.
As an attorney and former client of Doucet Gerling, I was very impressed with the representation of Troy Doucet and his firm. I would recommend him to all who face difficulty in saving their home or getting cooperation with their mortgage companies.
"My wife and I were on the verge of losing our home due to our mortgage company not wavering from lowering our mortgage rate. We tried various resources and services and nothing seemed to work until I found Mr. Doucet on a web search. Mr. Doucet and Audra did more for my family then they will ever imagine. They were able to lower our interest rate from 12.5% to 5% and made life much more enjoyable. I strongly suggest retainer this firm if you are having trouble with your mortgage company because they do not back down and will fight for your rights. Thanks again!"
Steve and Jennifer H.
* Savings assumes the commission paid is less than the cost of hiring counsel. The seller must accept any reduction in sales price in lieu of paying a buyer’s agent commission.
Doucet Gerling Co LPA
We serve all of Ohio, including Columbus, Dublin, Worthington, Upper Arlington, Hilliard, Grove City, Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna, Delaware, Reynoldsburg, Whitehall, Short North, Union, Madison, Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Dayton, Cincinnati, and others, Canton, Youngstown, Newark, Mt Vernon, Lancaster, Springfield, London, Circleville, Centerville, and others. We are a completely electronic office, meaning we can help throughout the state.
655 Metro Place South, Suite 600-9, Dublin, OH 43017