Buying a home or selling a property is a complicated process that requires the help of an experienced real estate attorney to give you the best advice and avoid financial pitfalls. Here’s what you need to look for to choose the right real estate attorney for you.
The Essential Expertise
You’ll want to choose a real estate attorney who’s well-spoken, especially over the phone, and good at negotiating to help you with closing processes. A local expert is preferable, but if you’re considering an attorney outside of your state, make sure they’re familiar with local laws and policies.
The Right Personality
Find a real estate attorney with the right personality fit for you and one that exudes honesty, respect, and trust. You’ll also need an attorney who will be realistic with you about risk and how to best mitigate it. If they focus more on themselves than on your property, they probably don’t have your best interest at heart. Pay close attention to how they listen to you, ask questions, and look to understand you. Finally, make sure they’ll be available in person for negotiations, closing, and are able to accommodate your time frame.
Consult Their Reviews
Do your due diligence and research an attorney’s work, website, and reviews because these indicators can go a long way to finding the right person for you. Some attorneys use paid reviews, so be aware when you’re searching on Google or Facebook that some positive reviews may be manipulated. Consult with people you trust, such as friends, family, or coworkers, to see if they have any referrals or recommendations.
Advice for the Search Process
Be deliberate to meet with and interview at least 3 attorneys before choosing one. If you know the area where you’d like to sell or purchase, look for someone who specializes in that region. Ultimately, be candid about your expectations and choose the attorney who’ll work for you and with you.
Searching for the right real estate attorney can be overwhelming, but the experienced legal professionals at LaCava Law Firm, LLC will take all the stress out of your decision! Give our staff a call today at (630) 444-7504 or visit us online to book your consultation.
Disclaimer: This blog post is provided by LaCava Law Law, LLC for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. You should consult with a local attorney regarding your specific situation.