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Why do I need a real estate attorney?

A lot of people are unsure of whether they need a real estate attorney when they are buying or selling a home. Though it isn’t required by law to have the guidance of an attorney, it is always important to have the necessary legal representation when making a transaction of this magnitude and complexity.

Before you sign a contract to buy or sell a home, you should have your attorney review it to make sure everything is fair and their client is not being taken advantage of by the other side. The attorney may also be able to negotiate on your behalf to make sure you are getting the best deal. For example, if you are buying a home, they can request that the seller pays for the necessary repairs that need to be made. The attorney will review the home inspection that is done to make sure that all information has been properly disclosed about the property.

The attorney can also work to make sure the necessary documents are filed and the deed to the property has been transferred correctly. A real estate attorney can determine whether there are any liens on the property. It is important that a title search is done before the contract is signed to ensure that if there are any liens, the seller pays them.

If you have questions about retaining the services of an experienced real estate attorney, contact our firm today so we can discuss your situation.

If you require experienced legal representation for any of your residential and commercial real estate, bankruptcy, or family law matters, contact the Mark Scollar Law Office today to schedule a consultation.

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