Rochester, New York
2468 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-4270

Why You Should Hire a Lawyer for a Real Estate Closing October 11, 2019

Rochester, Monroe
Why You Should Hire a Lawyer for a Real Estate Closing, Rochester, New York

Closing on a piece of real estate can be exciting. However, during this time, it’s crucial you maintain composure and insight to garner the best results. Hiring a real estate lawyer to aid in the process is one of the best ways to ensure favorable results. The following guide outlines a few of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you work with an attorney on this task.

3 Ways Real Estate Lawyers Help With Closings

1. Title Searches

In order to legally sell a piece of property, the seller must have the title. Without this, you could incur unfavorable debts or claims after the sale has closed. A real estate lawyer will conduct a title search of the property to determine who the current rightful owner is, as well as any financial institutions associated with the property. 

2. Reviewing the Contract

estate lawyerSales agreements can be fraught with legal jargon and complicated terms. If you have a difficult time understanding the document or deciphering certain phrases, it’s wise to hire a professional to review and break down the paperwork for you. They will thoroughly read every contract and spot unfavorable terms and warning signs, and they’ll explain what is involved before letting you sign the dotted line. 

3. Streamlining the Close

Once your attorney has deemed the sale to be legal and favorable, they’ll help you move forward to close the deal. This will involve drawing up and preparing any necessary paperwork for the other party, paying off the balance, and transferring the title. 



If you’re preparing to close on a piece of property and need the assistance of a real estate lawyer, turn to Robert A. Schwartz in Rochester, NY. With over 30 years of experience handling a variety of cases associated with real estate law, this attorney has the knowledge and expertise needed to help you move forward with peace of mind. Visit his website to learn more about his practice and call (585) 351-2929 to schedule a consultation today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Robert A. Schwartz
4 Tips for Renting a Home With Credit Card Debt , Rochester, New York
Many people choose the convenience of renting over the responsibilities of being a homeowner. However, whether you’re submitting a tenant or mortgage application, your credit more
A Real Estate Guide to the Abstract of Title, Rochester, New York
When you buy or sell a home, you should understand the process and the legal requirements which will govern the transaction.  Typically, your contract will require the Sellers more
What to Know About Buying Properties As-Is, Rochester, New York
Purchasing a home is both an emotional commitment and a financial investment. When considering a property, knowing a few real estate law terms is always helpful. For more
What Sellers Must Know About the Property Condition Disclosure Act (PCDA), Rochester, New York
A home can have its quirks, such as squeaky floorboards. However, when issues pose hazards, buyers have the right to know before purchasing the property. Under the more
4 Contract Contingencies to Make When Buying a Home, Rochester, New York
Buying a home is a major purchase, so you must protect yourself during the process. Since signing a contract binds you legally to the agreement, it can be difficult to more