Wisconsin Real Estate Clauses

Paint by number art has its own exhibit in the Smithsonian. I’m not surprised that people could make art by staying within the lines with the right paint color of paint corresponding with its number on the paper.  Because I could do neither, I suspect patience and careful attention to detail were attributes those who can possess. Of course there is a museum for paint by numbers. When things are done well they’re worth keeping to admire.

Writing effective real estate clauses in our contracts is what we are all  licensed to do. It’s a license to participate even if we never proved we had the talent.  Wisconsin real estate licensees have an outstanding resource to “paint by numbers” when crafting real estate clauses. It’s the Wisconsin Real Estate Clauses book. The UW  Law School and WRA attorneys Debra Conrad, Cori  Lamont, and Tracy Rucka  are the legal minds who wrote the book so we can craft the terms that work.

There is no shortcut for being careful and deliberate. There is no shortcut for knowing what the terms mean. The Wisconsin Real Estate Clause book isn’t a shortcut to a craft. It is a manual of well crafted terms and sentence structure we all can read, analyze, understand, and learn to replicate. For $25.00 members are prudent to have this resource and wise to read and use.

 

 

Author: Tom Meyer Real Estate Broker, Madison, WI

I believe the difference between an accepted or rejected real estate offer to purchase starts with the drafter's ability to customize the Offer to reflect the Buyer's commitment. Ready, willing, capable, committed, sincere people can out negotiate higher priced offers by moving away from standardized forms. Ask me how.

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