Tips on Choosing a Real Estate Lawyer
If you are purchasing a real estate property or thinking about one, whether it comes about a house or a commercial building, Stone & Sallus Law warmly recommends that you always consult with a real estate lawyer to protect your family and yourself from any possible liabilities that might be connected to that property.
Whether you are refinancing, selling, or buying a property, choosing the right real estate lawyer is a really important step.
Here are some ultimate tips on how to choose the right real estate lawyer:
1. Choose an experienced real estate lawyer
Although this may seem too obvious at first glance, the vast majority of people make the mistake of visiting any lawyer. For example, some of them are choosing a well-known family friend who has helped them with some divorce cases. Unfortunately, not every lawyer is able to help you in real estate. The legislation is under constant and complex changing, and the real estate lawyers have a lot of experience and cases like yours.
2. Always choose an honest real estate lawyer
Many attorneys offer free of charge consultation. This is a great opportunity that you can take advantage of. Use this meeting to see if the attorney is honest with you and forthcoming. Ask your attorney about success chance or failure. If your lawyer sounds unusually optimistic and tells you nothing about risk and other cons – this may be a red flag for you.
3. Real estate agents can do what real estate agents can’t
A real estate lawyer is in charge of special clauses and can make a sale-purchase contract for you, which a real estate agent can’t.
4. Check out lawyer reviews
Check different online resources from other clients to see if the attorney is good or not. This way you can see whether that lawyer might be the right choice for you or not.
It often happens that clients call lawyers only after they have signed a contract and found some clauses they don’t like. Therefore, Stone & Sallus Law recommend you to always contact a lawyer before you sign a contract and encounter unforeseen problems. Think about that this way: you have already purchased some house, and then you have found unpaid taxes, but it is too late now, you are already an owner and it is your responsibility. On the other hand, if you had a lawyer before that, you would be protected from the very beginning.