Jon Goodman has been a real estate attorney in Colorado for over twenty-five years, he is a shareholder at Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein P.C., and has been since 1994. Jon has published hundreds of real estate articles and is a frequent speaker on dozens of topics for the real estate industry. Clients include mortgage lenders (banks, savings and loans, mortgage companies), real estate brokers and salespersons, real estate companies, developers, property management companies, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, buyers and sellers. As an experienced real estate attorney, Jon has been quoted in various publications including, the Wall Street Journal, the Denver Post, and the Rocky Mountain News.
RECENT ARTICLES BY JON GOODMAN
NAR’s Clear Cooperation Policy Sellers will no longer be able to waive MLS rules that require listing brokers to promptly submit listings to the MLS. Brokers must enter the property into the MLS within one business day after the property is “publically marketed.” Learn how this rule will affect your business model and get a
Avoiding Seller “Blank Check Risk” For Inspection Resolutions Any time a seller agrees to repair something for a buyer, there is the risk that the repair will cost much more than the seller expects. Learn the pros and cons of the five basic options for protecting your seller against that risk.
When to be Cruel to be Kind You are successful partly because you have an inclination to help people. Yet sometimes your desire to help hurts your clients and unnecessarily exposes you to liability. Consider the buyer who has remorse and wants to back of a deal at the last minute without a legal justification
Must You Extend Listing when Purchase Contract Closes After its Expiration? Webcast 6/18/19: Must You Extend Listing when Purchase Contract Closes After its Expiration? Consider a situation where you have a six month listing agreement. The seller enters into a contract five and one half months into the listing that is scheduled to close after
Purchasing Property Anonymously Webcast 5/1/19: Buying a Property Anonymously. It’s not unusual for Commercial Buyers to want to purchase anonymously, and it’s not uncommon in Residential transactions either! We explore the motives behind incognito purchases, options for accomplishing them, and look at how they affect the transaction.
Selling a Property Anonymously Some sellers seek to quietly sell their property. Learn how to (1) dial into the seller’s expectations, (2) accomplish the seller’s goals and (3) manage the risks of not widely advertising the property to the whole market.
General Warranty Deed versus Special Warranty Deed In addition to the choice of deed (between general warranty and special warranty), there are three other factors that strongly influence the buyers’ and sellers’ risk factors: (1) The style of the exceptions to the warranties; (2) the features of the sellers’ existing title insurance; and (3) the
Options for Buyer on Inspection Issues in the 2019 Colorado Real Estate Contract. Under the pre-2019 contract, the buyer had three basic options if the Buyer discovered property condition problems: (1) Do nothing and accept the condition of the property subject to the flaws; (2) Submit an objection and attempt to negotiate a change;
Jon Goodman is a shareholder with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., a Colorado law firm. His practice areas include Real Estate, Brokerage Law, Contracts, Land Use, Leasing, Real Estate Title, Association Law, Business Law, and Finance. Contact Jon Goodman.
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