Issues with real estate can be extremely frustrating, since there is so much money on the line. That’s why it’s a smart choice to work with a real estate attorney. Real estate attorneys are trained to handle legal issues that surround the purchase or sale of a home among other real estate topics.
If you find yourself asking why you’d need a real estate attorney, the answer is that they are there to protect your best interests. While your realtor may be interested in helping you, they also want to make a sale. A seller, even if well-intentioned, just wants to move the property and get it out of their possession for a profit.
What actions can a real estate attorney handle?
A real estate attorney can handle:
- Purchase agreements
- Title documents
- Transfer documents
- Mortgage documents
Your real estate agent may tell you that you need to be in contact with a real estate attorney to complete the sale or may encourage you to hire one to handle an unusual problem with the sale. For example, if there is a tax lien on the property and you don’t know how that will affect you, your real estate attorney will be able to explain it and how it could impact you if you choose to complete the purchase.
Our website has more information about real estate and why you may want to work with a real estate attorney. The choice is yours, but it is smart to look into working with an attorney if this is a complex purchase agreement.