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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 lawyer

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

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The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton (Edmonton Real Estate Board), founded in 1927 , is a professional association of over 3,200 Brokers and Associates in the greater Edmonton area. The Association administers the Multiple Listing Service®, provides professional education to its members and enforces a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice.

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The REALTORS® Association supports charities involving shelter and homelessness through the REALTORS® Community Foundation.