This 3-part paper was drawn from materials presented at our Real Estate for Legal Support Staff program in October 2011. It is a great addition to any conveyancing library. Part 1 of this paper covers the basic commercial real estate transaction from start to finish, including tips for permit applications and dealing with municipal compliance. Part 2 of this paper focuses on development permit and compliance issues in residential real estate transactions. Part 3 looks at closing issues in real estate transactions—what can you do when things go wrong? Learn common seller’s problems, common buyer’s problems, and strategies for dealing with both.