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4 benefits of working with an attorney for a real estate transaction

When you purchase real estate, you may need to balance a variety of details to make this transaction a success. While the law does not require you to work with a lawyer when purchasing property, experienced legal guidance can benefit you throughout the real estate purchase process. Why might you want to contact an attorney?

1. An attorney can provide you with a stronger position at the negotiating table.

Negotiation is a skill, and attorneys have experience negotiating for their clients. Especially in the current competitive real estate market, an attorney’s negotiation skill can prove invaluable and help you achieve more of your goals.

2. An attorney can help you navigate more complex sales.

As Forbes notes, purchasing a home can involve additional complexities if that home is located in another state, if you are purchasing through an auction or from a bank or if the home is a short sale. Having an attorney by your side during these less typical sales can help you navigate the sale process with greater confidence and address unique details along the way.

3. An attorney can assist in contract review.

You want your purchase contract to reflect the terms you agreed on with the seller. An attorney can review the details of your contract to ensure that it achieves your goals and is legally binding.

4. An attorney can help you focus on the investment you are making.

The purchase of real estate is a significant investment, whether you are purchasing a home for your family or investing in a commercial property for your business. Rather than navigating the complex legal aspects of this transaction yourself, working with an attorney allows you to keep your focus on purchasing a property that is a good fit for you and your goals.

While an attorney is not a requirement in the real estate purchase process, the right legal counsel can provide significant benefits at any stage of the purchase process.