Believe it or not, lawyers are not only here for the difficult times in life, such as a divorce or a death. The right lawyer can make the joyful moments in life even sweeter by reducing stress and providing peace of mind that everything is ‘just right.’ Closing on a home is one such happy occasion where a lawyer who specializes in real estate can make all the difference–for the better.
After you’ve done the hard work of finding and bidding for your dream home, an attorney can provide a number of services to make the closing process proceed well. The first of these is title research. A lawyer has the skills to search down a title and find any issues with it—such as liens or inheritance disputes—no matter how obscure. A real estate lawyer help you find and choose insurance on the title, which protects your investment should any unforeseen issues with the property arise before you sell or refinance it.
A skilled real estate lawyer can also protect you from the consequences of vague brokerage agreements and other important contracts related to the home-buying process. In the case of brokerage agreements, a lawyer can save you from paying multiple brokerage commission fees in case a sale falls through after you have hired a broker.
A real estate lawyer also knows how to handle the tedious logistics of closing, such as collecting and then distributing the monies involved, or handling any last-minute issues about reimbursements and transfer of property.
Call our office today to discuss how we can make buying a home a smooth, secure process for you and your family.