Choosing A Real Estate Lawyer
When purchasing a home, it is a good idea to engage the services of a real estate attorney. An attorney will make sure that your rights are protected and will process all necessary legal documents. When choosing a real estate attorney consider their legal knowledge, background and experience. You also want a real estate attorney like the Law Offices of Georgette Miller and Associates, P.C to make sure that your rights are protected and your obligations are fulfilled.
The following tips will help you choose the right attorney to guide you through your transaction.
-Start Early: Begin your search for a respectable real estate attorney about the same time you seriously begin your search for a new home. You want to give yourself plenty of time to find a good attorney and not pick one at the last minute without doing any research.
-Ask Others’ For Advice: Talk to friends, colleagues, and family who have recently purchased a home and ask them if they would recommend a real estate attorney. You can also ask your real estate agent of names of reputable attorneys.
-Do Online Research: Once you have obtained the names of a few attorneys, check to see if they have websites. In their website you can find out more about their backgrounds, credentials, specialties, business style, contact information, and whether they have any local offices.
-Interview: Select a few attorneys to interview on the phone or, preferably, in person. Ask them about their background and years of experience, how many closings they typically complete during a month or a year, what services they will provide, and whether they can provide you the names of some of their clients as references.
-Get It In Writing: Once you have selected an attorney, it is important to read the engagement letter or retainer agreement in which the attorney spells out what services he or she will provide and at what fee. Also make sure that you fully understand the document and its terms.
Remember to never be afraid to ask questions about the lawyer’s practice, their availability, their fees, and any references. Your goal is to find a lawyer who is going to be honest with you, present you with options, explain the ramifications of each decision you make and give you recommendations on the best course of action. Contact the Law Offices of Georgette Miller and Associates, P.C to speak with an experienced attorney.