Add a Lawyer to Your Team
Similar to when you bought your home, it’s essential to have a
lawyer handle all the various legal documents that change hands.
You’ve probably already worked with a real estate
The most logical candidate is the lawyer you hired when you bought your
home. They’re already familiar with the property and may have even
prepared the purchase documents. If you were satisfied with their work
and fees, look no further.
Other ways to find a lawyer
Ask the people you trust like friends, family or business associates if
they know a lawyer with substantial real estate experience. REALTORS® can
also give you the names of several lawyers. Before you agree to a lawyer,
make sure they’re experienced in real estate, ask how they structure
their fees and get an estimate of the other legal costs you can expect.
How your lawyer will help with the sale
Your lawyer will review important documents that require your signature.
The most critical of these is the “offer” submitted by the
buyer. You want to know exactly what you are agreeing to before you sign
any offer. You will be legally committed to anything you sign, so it’s
essential to make sure you’re protected.
Next Step: Prepare Your Home for Sale