Attorney at Law Magazine's Palm Beach Real Estate Local Legal Authority.
Serena Alexandra Collins is a Family Law and Residential Real Estate/Title Attorney. Serena received her B.A. from Florida State University in 2013 and graduated with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida in 2016. Serena has been working with TBS Law P.A. as an Associate Attorney, assisting clients in the sale/purchase transactions. In addition to Real Estate matters, Serena also handles Family Law issues, including but not limited to Paternity, Divorce, Enforcement, Modification, and Relocation.
Serena has always been passionate about law, which has inspired her drive and dedication while practicing. Prior to attending law school, Serena worked closely with Representatives in the Florida Capitol during session, worked at multiple law firms, and interned with Magistrate Barry Seltzer, and Judge Towbin-Singer, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court.
Serena is a member of the Florida Bar, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and South Palm Beach County FAWL. She is a member of the Mentorship Committee in the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and is an Event Coordinator for the South Palm Beach County FAWL. Serena is an active member of her community and enjoys being able to give back to the town in which she lives.
When you’re searching for a new home or commercial property, the process is both exciting and overwhelming. Palm Beach real estate attorneys minimize the pressure by playing a critical behind-the-scenes role. They review documents, analyze contract language, and provide services that protect your financial and legal rights. Your real estate transaction flows smoothly because Palm Beach real estate attorneys work to stop problems before they begin. Palm Beach Realtors often present an added complication as they usually control every aspect of a sale from listing to closing. There’s an inherent conflict in this relationship: real estate agents represent you but they also represent themselves. While realtors usually commit to getting the results you want, earning a commission is also one of their ultimate goals. Palm Beach Real estate attorneys minimize the potential for conflicts of interest by monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing every detail.
Given a typical Palm Beach real estate agent’s involvement in the buying and selling process, it’s important to have a legal representative involved. Seller’s agents recommend upgrades and pre-listing repairs to enhance a property’s marketability. They conduct market research to finalize asking prices. They market properties on real estate sites, multiple listing services, commercial publications, and social media. Realtors make all buyer contacts and they host private showings and open houses. They document all offers, and whether or not they have the right experience, they negotiate all deals. Buyer’s agents provide a similar level of service. Agents help buyers locate homes and commercial properties. They accompany them during open houses and private showings. When a buyer finds a prospective home to buy, the buyer’s and seller’s agents negotiate the deal. In some instances, a single real estate agent represents both buyer and seller.
A real estate sale is a single transaction but it involves multiple parties, documents, contracts, and legal issues. You might not consider the legal complexity as realtors usually handle all of the contacts and interactions. While you might never see or talk to an attorney, they are always in the background. Every entity with a legal or financial interest in a real estate transaction usually has an attorney interacting on its behalf. No matter how simple the wording, each real estate document is a contract. Palm Beach Real Estate Lawyers draft the language in a real estate agent’s representation contract. They decide what information to include in written offers, sales agreements, offer acceptances, and mortgage agreements. A Palm Beach real estate attorney drafts contracts on behalf of realtors, mortgage companies, sometimes a buyer or seller, and any other parties with a financial interest. Each attorney makes sure that the relevant documents represent their clients’ legal and financial interests. It’s important for you to do the same.
While you may have ultimate faith in your realtor, a real estate attorney brings a layer of protection to the process. As you enjoy the excitement of acquiring a new home or commercial property, your attorney keeps things running smoothly. A Palm Beach real estate attorney protects you by making sure each document you sign reflects your best interests.
Realtors work with commercial property owners and investors throughout the marketing and sales process. They also provide important services during their ownership. Attorneys handle tenant problems, foreclosures, and other issues that cause financial losses. As with every service, they focus on resolving issues before they become difficult to manage.
A real estate attorney provides valuable services that help buyers, sellers, and owners manage complex real estate issues. Reach out to a Palm Beach real estate attorney to schedule a consultation.