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Drafting Your First Residential Purchase Agreement 2023

Product ID: CA3573D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

It’s a home run 

Drafting residential purchase agreements is a fundamental skill for lawyers who practice – or would like to practice – real estate law. Real estate transactions involve substantial financial investments for buyers and sellers, and an inaccurately drafted agreement can result in litigation and financial loss. But proficiency in drafting enables you to better serve clients by protecting their interests and ensuring the transaction goes smoothly. 

If you’re new to real estate law, Drafting Your First Residential Purchase Agreement is an ideal opportunity for practice expansion and career growth. Attorney and Director of Training for the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association Jennifer Lindsley will walk you through the essential elements of any real estate purchase agreement. You’ll develop a better understanding of:

  • Approved forms for real estate transactions 
  • Purchase price and payment terms
  • Counteroffers and counterproposals
  • Inspections, financing, and appraisal
  • Title and deed information
  • How to prepare for closing
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Member $99.00

Non-Member $149.00

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1 CLE

Upon purchase, this OnDemand program is available to view for 90 days.

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It’s a home run 

Drafting residential purchase agreements is a fundamental skill for lawyers who practice – or would like to practice – real estate law. Real estate transactions involve substantial financial investments for buyers and sellers, and an inaccurately drafted agreement can result in litigation and financial loss. But proficiency in drafting enables you to better serve clients by protecting their interests and ensuring the transaction goes smoothly. 

If you’re new to real estate law, Drafting Your First Residential Purchase Agreement is an ideal opportunity for practice expansion and career growth. Attorney and Director of Training for the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association Jennifer Lindsley will walk you through the essential elements of any real estate purchase agreement. You’ll develop a better understanding of:

  • Approved forms for real estate transactions 
  • Purchase price and payment terms
  • Counteroffers and counterproposals
  • Inspections, financing, and appraisal
  • Title and deed information
  • How to prepare for closing
Read More ↓

Jennifer Lindsley is the Director of Training for the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association. She participates as an attorney on the WRA Legal Hotline and serves as a subject matter expert, on both a state and national level, developing licensing exams. She is a co-author of Wisconsin Real Estate Clauses: Contingencies and Other Standard Provisions and Wisconsin Real Estate Law, both of which are published in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Law School. Jennifer is a member of the Preliminary Review Committee for the Officer of Lawyer Regulation. 

  • Know the key elements of a real estate purchase agreement
  • Provide a detailed and accurate description of the property being sold
  • Understand what constitutes an offer, acceptance, and binding acceptance
  • Learn common financing methods and earnest money parameters 
  • Review common contingencies in an offer to purchase
  • Secure the best terms for your clients at closing
  • New lawyers
  • Attorneys seeking to add real estate to their practice
  • Real estate professionals
  • Mediators
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