James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Jim Goldsmith, Esq. is a shareholder in the law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside, which serves as general counsel to the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. A substantial portion of his practice is dedicated to providing advice and counsel to real estate licensees and representing and defending real estate salespersons and brokers in civil lawsuits and licensing claims across the Commonwealth. He routinely counsels employers on employee relations issues as one of the voices of the PAR Legal Hotline.
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What remedies does a resale purchaser have against the builder?

What remedies does a resale purchaser have against the builder?

Oct 4, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

In a transient society, buyers of new construction may find themselves selling shortly after purchase, and before the property has truly gone through its “shake-down” phase. In many cases, construction problems are latent for years.

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Walk-through issues

Walk-through issues

Sep 7, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

What to do when the problem is not seen until the walk-through? What are the buyer’s rights and the seller’s obligations? 

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Growing up

Growing up

Jul 19, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

As an agent or broker, how do you handle difficult situations?

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Take my advice... please

Take my advice… please

Jun 30, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

As a Realtor®, how do you handle friends asking for advice and ultimately rejecting it?

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What's the follow-up?

What’s the follow-up?

Jun 6, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

Do these buyers have the right to terminate the Agreement of Sale based after asking the sellers to provide an additional inspection and being displeased with the results?

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Best of the hotline: Inspection contingency

Best of the hotline: Inspection contingency

May 2, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

If a buyer relies on a previous home inspection report, without conducting their own, are they waiving their inspection contingency?

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Selling a business

Selling a business

Mar 30, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

As a Realtor®, can you sell a business with real estate?

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Great intent, bad execution

Great intent, bad execution

Dec 21, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

When you encounter a real estate transaction that is off the well-worn path, beware.

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Best of the hotline: December 2016

Best of the hotline: December 2016

Dec 16, 2016 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

More and more hotline callers are reporting sellers who are experiencing difficulties with their purchases are simply staying put until it is convenient for them to move.

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