A real estate lawyer is often one of the first attorneys you hire! Some people find their lawyer when they are buying their first home. Others get a referral from a friend or family member, or even their realtor. Every so often, people turn to Google: Real Estate Lawyer Near Me.
Guess what – even though we are a law firm, we will let you in on a secret. You don’t need to hire a lawyer to buy a home in Florida.
If you don’t have to hire a lawyer when buying a home, then why do real estate lawyers exist?
Why should you hire a real estate lawyer?
Buying a home doesn’t always go as smoothly as everyone would like.
Sometimes, especially when the market is busy, when you’re a first-time home buyer, or when you are both buying and selling simultaneously, having an advocate can be helpful.
If you are considering buying a home, looking for a real estate agent, and a real estate attorney, is often a good place to start. Follow up by getting a preapproval letter from your lender.
Here’s what to look for when hiring a realtor and a lawyer:
Availability – this market is demanding with homes being under contracts within hours of hitting the market. Your lawyer and realtor should be ready when you need them.
Patience – buying a home in normal times is stressful, and it’s even more so in this competitive real estate market. Your lawyer and realtor should patiently answer any questions you may have.
Communicative – the process of buying and selling a home moves on a tight timeline. Your lawyer and realtor should communicate with you what is needed when.
Reputable – check out reviews for real estate lawyers and realtors. Ask around on neighborhood social sites like Next Door, or in community groups on Facebook.
If you need help buying or selling (or both!) a home, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation where you can ask the questions you have and get a clear path forward. We are also offering a free will/estate planning document review when you hire Kaniuk Law for your real estate closing.
Click here to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, or text AskRon to 21000 to download a digital business card.