It’s not uncommon for buyers and sellers to hire a real estate lawyer — but do you need to? What can a real estate lawyer do, and is hiring one worth the investment?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer about whether you should hire a real estate attorney, because every situation (and every buyer and seller) is different.
You can make the right decision once you have all the facts.
What Does a Real Estate Lawyer Do?
Like any attorney, a real estate lawyer’s job is to provide you with legal advice so you can make the best decisions.
Your real estate attorney will look over your contracts to make sure you’re not treading into a legal minefield, and he or she will want to examine all of the documents related to the purchase or sale to protect your best interests.
In many cases, particularly when you’re entering a risky transaction, it’s a good idea to hire a real estate lawyer. Some of those instances include:
- Being an out-of-town buyer
- Buying a home through an estate sale
- Buying commercial property
- Buying a short sale or bank-owned property, which are usually sold in “as-is” condition
- Selling a house you received as an inheritance
- Selling a house with an uncooperative partner
- Selling a home that has judgments or liens against it
Many real estate transactions are simple and straightforward, and you can always be sure that your Realtor(R) has your best interests at heart; she won’t steer you down the wrong path. However, if having a real estate attorney on your team makes you feel more comfortable, then it’s definitely the right choice for you.
Are You Buying or Selling in Davidson or Williamson Counties?
If you’re buying or selling a home in Davidson County or Williamson County, we can help. We’ll be happy to walk you through the entire process from start to finish, and we’ll use our in-depth knowledge of the area and its markets to ensure you have a smooth transaction.
Call us at 615-425-8049 or get in touch with us online today to find out what we can do for you.