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How to Choose a Real Estate Lawyer

Buying or selling your home? Whether you’re buying your first home or fifth home or selling a home, the process can have an emotional as well as a financial impact. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, the knowledge and experience of an experienced real estate lawyer can be extremely helpful when it comes time to close.

The decision to hire a real estate lawyer is particular to each individual situation. Just because you consult with a real estate attorney doesn’t mean you have to hire one but you should consider contacting an experienced attorney to make sure that you are protected. The attorney answer your questions and will know what questions to ask to make sure you avoid traps and pitfalls along the way so that the closing process proceeds as smoothly as possible and so there are as few delays as possible.

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Benefits to Hiring an Attorney

Many real estate agents are happy to recommend a real estate attorney for you, but it’s often better to choose your own so that you can be confident in the advice of the attorney and in the assistance the attorney provides.

Your real estate lawyer will help you in several important ways, such as by:

  • Reviewing the closing documents prior to closing to help insure that they are fair to you;
  • Making sure that all parties have everything each needs prior to closing in order to close on the date chosen;
  • Answering the questions that will arise during the buying or selling process; and
  • Being there during all negotiations and guiding you toward the most practical decisions to protect you from any less than fair treatment by any other party.
  • If you are a buyer in N.C. you need to have a title search done even for a cash closing. The buyer must have an attorney if a loan is involved to certify a clean title to the lender and title insurance company.

The most important thing to remember before you begin your hunt for an experienced real estate attorney is this: your attorney is YOUR advocate and they will stand up for your rights and protect your assets.

If you have questions about the buying or selling process and would like to speak to an experienced and caring attorney, please contact us and let us protect you.





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