Justia 10
Rated for Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters
Rated by Avvo
James Martin AV Preeminent 2022
Board Certified in Real Estate Law by The Florida Bar

Pinellas County Real Estate

Selling and Buying Real Estate

Florida probate and trust lawyer James W. Martin represents and advises probate and trust clients in the sale of homes, offices, warehouses, stores, and land in Pinellas County, Florida, that is owned by a decedent’s estate or trust.

Florida is a common law state so selling and buying real estate in Florida is similar to selling and buying real estate in other states, but Florida has its own peculiarities. Construction lien laws, conveyancing laws, recording laws, environmental laws, zoning and building laws -– all of these vary from those in other states.

Florida abolished the doctrine of Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware) for residential property, but not for commercial and industrial real estate. So, it’s important for residential sellers to comply before selling Florida real property.

Selling Florida land and buildings using the standard Florida Bar and Florida Realtors contract forms generally favors buyers, so sellers need to modify those forms with addenda and amendments to level the playing field.

James W. Martin has written four volumes of Florida real estate legal forms books, including these books available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Google:

Florida Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

James W. Martin has drafted the Florida Real Estate FAQ to answer some of the questions that attorneys are asked regarding Florida real estate.

Articles on Real Estate and Contract Drafting

James W. Martin has also written articles published by the American Law Institute and The Florida Bar regarding real estate law and contract drafting, which are available as downloads on the Attorney Profile page for James W. Martin.

Florida Lawyer Blog Entries for Real Estate

James W. Martin’s blogs have many tips and comments regarding Florida real estate law. They are found in the blog under the topic Real Estate, and can be further refined by clicking on a Tag. All blog entries can be seen in the Archives.

Real Estate As a Pinellas County Probate and Trust Estate Asset

The trust or probate estate of a Florida decedent often owns real estate in the form of a homestead, a home, a house, an office building, or land.


If you have the need for a St Petersburg Pinellas County Florida attorney, you may use the contact form below or call James W. Martin directly at 727-821-0904 or email him at jim@jamesmartinpa.com for a free initial consultation.

The text on this page was written by James W. Martin, Esq. and was last updated on May 18, 2023.

Get in Touch

Fill out the contact form or call (727) 821-0904 to schedule your free consultation.
  1. 1 Free Initial Consultation
  2. 2 Over 40 Years of Experience
  3. 3 Pinellas County, Florida Probate Attorney

Leave a Message