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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.

1. 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.


2. 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.


3. 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.


4. 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.

About the Author

Michael LaCava

Attorney Michael LaCava has a remarkable passion for helping people navigate the intricate realms of real estate and estate planning, and his journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication to both his professional pursuits and his role as a devoted family man.

Since 2013, Michael has honed his skills to become a trusted advisor for individuals seeking guidance in their property transactions and estate planning endeavors. His expertise extends beyond the technicalities of the law, as he is genuinely committed to understanding his clients’ unique needs and ensuring their financial and legal well-being.

Outside the professional realm, Michael finds comfort and joy in his role as a family man. He is a loving husband to his wife, Melanie, and a devoted father to three awesome kids. In his free time, you’ll find Michael and his family immersed in a variety of activities. From camping trips that bring them closer to nature, to fishing adventures that instill a love for the outdoors, to sporting events where  Michael enthusiastically cheers on and coaches his kids in their various sports, Michael cherishes these moments as opportunities to connect and share his life’s journey with family and friends.


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