Do you need a Real Estate Lawyer?

Real Estate LawyersWHY DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION?

Buying or selling a home may end up being the most significant financial transaction you ever engage in, one that affects all aspects of your life.  You likely don’t know all things you need to know to protect yourself.  That’s why it’s best to have a qualified real estate lawyer help you through the process.

WHY SHOULD YOU GET A LAWYER FOR A RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE PURCHASE?

To get through the process of buying residential real estate as an intelligent consumer, you’re going to need someone who knows the legal ropes – and who’s on your side.  Only a qualified legal professional can help guide you through the complex world of real estate transactions today, steering you clear of difficulty.

Real estate brokers, lenders, appraisers, inspectors, and title insurance company representatives – all the rest of the people involved in your real estate transaction – are looking out for their own best interests.

Who looks out for yours?

By enlisting the assistance of a qualified real estate attorney you’re hiring a professional to look out for your best interests.

DON’T SIGN WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND

Throughout the residential real estate transaction you will be asked to sign documents that involve significant legal rights and obligations.  Before you sign anything make sure you understand it.  A real estate attorney will explain complicated legal terms to make sure you understand what you are signing.

CONSULT WITH A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY FIRST

Meet with a qualified real estate attorney before signing any offer to buy or sell property.  Once consulted, your appointed attorney can help you:

  1. Negotiate the specific terms of the contract
  2. Review title documents
  3. Ensure clear title to the property will be conveyed

Once the transaction is on a firm legal footing, your attorney can then help:

  1. Explain terms of your mortgage loan
  2. Guide you through the stack of documents that you will be asked to sign at closing

An attorney will also make sure conveyance documents have been properly prepared and actually convey good title to you (the buyer).