REBNY Article – Agency Relationship: Ten Key Issues

Here I’ve posted my article that appeared in the February 2010 issue of the REBNY Reporter concerning ten key issues in an agency relationship. Please click on the PDF icon below to view the article.   Ebook: Download   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising: Please note that prior results do not…

The Highs and Lows of Pricing

Neil Garfinkel is quoted in an article by Marilyn Kennedy Melia appearing in philly.com: “The Highs and Lows of Pricing.“ An excerpt appears below: First off, interviewing a couple of agents before deciding on who to place your listing with is smart. Some owners simply act on a referral, observes New York real estate attorney Neil…

New York State Agency Disclosure Forms

Every New York State licensed real estate professional should be familiar with the use and content of the New York State Agency Disclosure Forms. You can find the forms at the following links: (1) NYS Agency Disclosure Form – Sales Transactions (2) NYS Agency Disclosure Form – Leasing Transactions   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights…

Trap or Treasure – Is a Timeshare Right For You?

Neil Garfinkel is quoted in an article by Jaime Buerger appearing in New Jersey Life Magazine: “Money Matters – Trap or Treasure – How to determine if buying a timeshare is right for your family’s finances and vacation lifestyle.” An excerpt appears below: The biggest advantage of buying a time share is gaining a lifetime of…

Handling A Hidden Home Hazard: Radon

Neil Garfinkel is quoted in an article by Charles Scutt appearing in The Daily Herald – Chicago and Philly.com: “Handling A Hidden Home Hazard: Radon”. An excerpt appears below: “Each state has different case and statutory laws regarding a seller’s obligation to disclose defects like exposure to radon gas, says Neil B. Garfinkel, a New York-based…

Buyers Seek Expanded Legal Coverage

Neil Garfinkel is quoted in an article by Candace Taylor appearing in the January, 2009 issue of the Real Deal – “Buyers Seek Expanded Legal Coverage”. An excerpt appears below: “We’re entering very unusual times,” said attorney Neil Garfinkel, a partner at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson and residential counsel to the Real Estate Board of…

Commission Escrow Act Takes Effect January 1, 2009

On August 5, 2008, Governor Paterson signed into law the Commission Escrow Act, which gives real estate brokers a strategy for protecting real estate commissions which are owed, but not paid, at the time of the closing of a transaction. The law takes effect on January 1, 2009 and applies only to residential real property…

Sellers – How To Keep a Sale From Falling Through

Neil Garifnkel is quoted in an article by Laura Koss-Feder appearing in Newsdayand corcoran.com – “Sellers: How To Keep A Sale From Falling Through” An excerpt appears below: REQUIRE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT DOWN AT CONTRACT The 411: A few lending institutions still will lend money to those buyers who can put down only 3 percent or…

The Maybe Option

Neil Garfinkel is quoted in an article by Vivian Marino in The New York Times– “The Maybe Option” An excerpt appears below: RENT-TO-OWN agreements are not especially difficult to set up. As Neil B. Garfinkel, a real estate lawyer in Manhattan, explained it, “You’re basically negotiating two deals at the same time.”   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel…