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Buying or selling your home? Contact us to make sure your real estate transaction is covered from contract to close.

Anselmo Lindberg Oliver is a leading provider of real estate legal services throughout the Midwest. Leveraging our in-depth knowledge of the real estate law, the real estate market, negotiation skills, and diligent performance of services, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver has achieved an outstanding reputation for its real estate practice. Whether our clients are involved in a residential or commercial property transaction, our attorneys and staff possess the highest level of expertise to complete any real estate transaction smoothly and cost effectively.

As with all ALO legal services, the initial consultation is always free and our regular rates are extremely competitive. And unlike some attorneys, we assure you that before service begins, we will quote you a price, so that you always know what to expect. Whether it be the law, technology, or practice management, ALO exceeds its clients’ expectations and provides a consistent level of excellence.

RESIDENTIAL

ALO is a leader in handling residential real estate transactions in the greater Chicagoland area. We recognize that buying or selling your home is a very personal decision, which is why it is our top priority to ensure that you are protected every step of the way. Whether you are buying or selling a property, we provide full service support from the day the home hits the market until the keys are transferred. From preparing and reviewing your real estate contract to negotiating the remedy of any issues that arise during the home inspection, we will monitor any contract contingencies and time deadlines with respect to your transaction. By your side to the very end, we will also attend your closing with you and fully and accurately explain all of the relevant closing documents.

Real Estate Attorney Services for Sellers

  • Prepare initial contracts
  • Handle preparation of closing documents
  • Order and obtain title insurance and surveys
  • Order payoffs on existing mortgages
  • Order relevant assessment letters and certificates of insurance

Real Estate Attorney Services for Buyers

  • Review lender and seller documentation presented at closing, including title and survey
  • Negotiate additional terms after home inspection
  • Review and negotiate contract
  • Review closing documentation and title
  • Provide clients with a “closing book” with a table of contents to easily reference forms

FOR SALE BY OWNER

The decision to sell a property without the assistance of a real estate broker means leaning on the expertise of a real estate attorney to make certain that the sale of your property runs smoothly. Our attorneys can help walk you through the process. In addition to basic contract preparation, closing documentation and negotiation services, we will provide the knowledge, guidance and supervision necessary to ensure that your transaction stays on track.

Our Firm provides our For Sale By Owner Clients with the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Information Page
  • Residential Real Property Disclosure Report
  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure
  • Radon Hazard Disclosure
  • Mold Disclosure

Contact ALO regarding any information with respect to our For Sale By Owner process, documentation, or any other questions you may have.

REAL ESTATE OWNED PROPERTIES (REO)

ALO is a leader in handling REO transactions for its lender clients. Concentrating in REO property transactions for many financial institutions and covering the entire states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan, ALO’s foreclosure department is an integral resource when dealing with certain REO issues. The firm’s extensive knowledge of foreclosure law helps our attorneys proactively negotiate reduced amounts still owed to condominium/townhome associations and municipalities as a part of our persistent effort towards increase the client’s bottom line. We effectively manage tricky title issues and building code violation issues that sometimes arise, with a commitment to successfully navigating the client through these issues.

In order to meet their client’s expectations, ALO enforces contract deadlines and contract penalty provisions where buyers fail to close in a timely manner. Our close working relationships with area title companies gives us further advantage when dealing in the real estate and REO transactions. Having these title affiliates on our side enables swift delivery of title commitments and supporting documents, knowing that given the nature of these transactions, our clients are often presented with contracts that require closing in under a week’s time.

Our Firm offers effective representation in a variety of real property services:

  • Review of the contract and all riders or addendums
  • Full and frank discussion with clients regarding contract terms and their effect on other transactions
  • Drafting suggested modifications
  • Monitoring contract deadlines
  • Drafting of all closing documents and handling title services

REO Technology

As technology is such an integral part of the REO business, we are constantly striving to improve its internal technological systems and is involved in the evolving business to business interface systems that allow greater communication between REO departments, title companies and ALO. Our computer management system enables the firm to provide its clients with timely status as to all issues affecting their transaction.

All of our real estate services are administered by ALO attorneys and assisted by a staff of trained paralegals. The entire staff is supported by a sophisticated computer system, enabling ALO to deliver quality legal services quickly and at a reasonable cost.

Positive Feedback:

Great staff! Entire staff was friendly, accessible and attentive to my needs. Kathy and Heather were patient and considerate as this was a stressful event for me. Everything went smoothly from start to finish – no last minute issues. I would definitely recommend this firm to others!
Nancy Miller
"I am an old lady. 80 years old and this was the first house bought and sold in 56 years. And, even though I probably asked a lot of dumb questions, I was treated very well. Certainly a lot different now than 56 years ago. I liked Michael and met him at the closing. Very efficient and personable and pleasant to talk to."
Shirlee Simmons
“Staff are true professionals and a definite positive for your Firm.”
“I really liked the manner in which the attorney handled my process.”
“Felt very secure with your Firm that the job would get done right.”
“I appreciated that I received timely and thorough advice in an area where I felt quite inadequate. All the bases were covered before I even sensed any need. I felt very confident that everything was under control legally.”
"Anne was great. I was treated well and Anne was looking out for me. She pointed out things I missed in docs. Will definitely recommend Tom and his Team to anyone in the market."
Danny Haggerty
“I would recommend your Firm to others due to your strong representation at closing.”
"Anne and the entire Team were great. Treatment by staff was stellar! Thank you to everyone!"
Vito and Judith Figliola
“The entire process was above my expectations."
Kathleen Wright
"Tom Anselmo was extremely thorough, competent and courteous. He made the entire process easy for me and inspired my trust and confidence. I plan to use Tom for future legal needs."
Dannine Johnson
"Thanks for everything.  Your office handled the close very professionally, even thru the mess with the lending company. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to any of my clients in need of real estate attorneys."