Any real estate deal is a major transaction. For most people, buying or selling a piece of real estate is perhaps the most substantial financial transaction they'll ever make. This is precisely why it's so important to have a real estate attorney representing you, from the drawing up of contracts to the final closing. Below are three services a real estate attorney will provide for your next purchase or sale of property.
3 Services Provided by a Real Estate Attorney
1. Writing and Reviewing Contracts
Contracts are at the heart of any real estate transaction. You want to guarantee you are getting the best deal possible and that the terms of all contracts are in line with applicable real estate laws and guidelines. An attorney ensures your rights and interests are protected in all legal documentation related to your sale or purchase.
2. Setting Dates
Several important appointments that must be coordinated and set when you buy or sell a piece of property. Home inspectors, title companies, and mortgage lenders may all need to see the property or meet with buyers or sellers. Your real estate attorney arranges these meetings for you and makes sure everyone is on the same page.
3. Filing Paperwork
After you close on your property, contracts will be signed, deeds transferred, and property turned over to the new owners. There is an abundance of paperwork involved in each of these processes, and it all has to be filed with the appropriate local and state courts and agencies. Your lawyer will handle this on your behalf and make certain everything is filed with the appropriate agencies within the necessary timeframes.
Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C., is a real estate attorney who has been serving the Bronx for more than 40 years. Call (718) 822-0500, visit his firm's website, or reach them via Facebook or Twitter to schedule a consultation regarding your next real estate transaction. Let an experienced, skilled lawyer make your property-buying or -selling experience smooth and stress-free.