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Old 07-28-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Has anyone ever used the real estate transaction forms that they sell at Staples? If so,was there any problem with using them? Is it better to get these papers from an attorney?
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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These are the same, state-legal forms used by realtors and lawyers. The trick is knowing what to put in the blanks in order to best protect your own interests.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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These are the same, state-legal forms used by realtors and lawyers. The trick is knowing what to put in the blanks in order to best protect your own interests.
Not in my state. Those forms don't even come close to ours.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Not in my state. Those forms don't even come close to ours.
?? So, are you suggesting that one or the other is not the legal RE transaction form for your state?
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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?? So, are you suggesting that one or the other is not the legal RE transaction form for your state?
I'm saying they are not the same forms that REALTORS and attorneys use in my state. No attorney or real estate agent would use that form in a transaction.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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?? So, are you suggesting that one or the other is not the legal RE transaction form for your state?
If you don't already have an attorney then NOW is the time to find one.
Look for somebody who does a fair bit LL:Tenant action that you can get along with
and ask him about getting you "set up" with all the legal stuff you'll need.

It starts with a lease that is KNOWN to pass muster in your COUNTY as well as the State.
You'll also need an application form a credit reference release and whatever is used there for
the other basic LL:Tenant transactions like deposits, inspections and pay or quit.

Visit the landlord court a few times as soon as you can.
Learn a few things and look for an attorney.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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I'm saying they are not the same forms that REALTORS and attorneys use in my state. No attorney or real estate agent would use that form in a transaction.
Are there any potential problems with those Staple forms that you are aware of?
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Austin
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?? So, are you suggesting that one or the other is not the legal RE transaction form for your state?
The store bought contracts are not the same in my state either, and they aren't the same in any state. In Texas, when you are a REALTOR®, you have access to the contracts drawn up by the Broker/Lawyer committee for the state. If you are not a REALTOR®, you cannot use these contracts.

Office Max, Staples, Office Depot, etc... they are not licensed nor REALTORS®, hence they do not have access to our state forms. They have access to generic contracts like on Legal Zoom that are nothing like the actual real estate contracts used in day to day real estate.

Good luck filling one of those out...
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Are there any potential problems with those Staple forms that you are aware of?
Other than the fact that they are too generic? They don't address enough common issues in them for me.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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Office Max, Staples, Office Depot, etc... they are not licensed nor REALTORS®, hence they do not have access to our state forms. They have access to generic contracts like on Legal Zoom that are nothing like the actual real estate contracts used in day to day real estate.
I understand that the forms they sell at Staples and Office Max aren't the same as the ones used by professional Realtors and Attorneys so my main question is what would be some of the problems with using those Staple and Office Max forms for transactions?
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