Buying a new home, condo, or investment property is both a thrilling and highly stressful process. When the stars finally align and your offer on a new property has been accepted, the real work begins.
Now, in the countdown to closing, you may find yourself wondering if you need to hire a real estate attorney (hint, yes! To learn why, read this. In general, the more complex the purchase, the more imperative it is to have an attorney at your side – and what home doesn’t come with at least some concerns?
What to Ask a Real Estate Lawyer
As you evaluate the best ways to protect your rights and your investment, getting a lawyer on your side should be a natural next step.
Here are some important questions you should be sure to ask a real estate attorney you plan to hire if you are buying property in Florida:
- What portion of their practice is dedicated to real estate and property law?
- Have they worked on a case similar to your situation?
- How does their billing work? It’s important to know how much their services will cost.
- Who specifically will be working on your case?
- Ask for a list of references (and contact them).
Finding a lawyer you can trust to be at your side during this major financial investment will not only help you safeguard your purchase and make sure closing goes smoothly, it will also relieve a significant burden from you as a homeowner.
For help with your real estate questions in Florida, call us at Silverberg|Brito, PLLC.