How to Choose A Real Estate Attorney
- posted: Sep. 16, 2020
Purchasing or selling a home is a significant event. And,real estate transactions are personally exciting; they represent the start of a new part of your life. The combination of the monetary and emotional costs is considerable. That said, working with qualified, reputable professionals is key.
A good real estate attorney is invaluable throughout the transaction. This professional understands the ins and outs of buying and selling property and can guide you from beginning to end, while offering critical advice and counsel. He or she also serves as your representative, protecting your interests always.
Three Questions to Ask Your Prospective Real Estate Attorney
Understanding this, it is easy to see the importance of engaging with a qualified and well-respected attorney. When looking for a real estate attorney, it is vital to speak with him or her to get a feel for how he/she operates. Consider asking these three questions.
- Do you have references and reviews?
Nothing speaks more appropriately to a potential experience than a personal reference and positive review. Personally, we receive many contacts through previous clients. The positive experience they had and their confidence in sharing our name is the greatest compliment we can receive. It is wise to ask for a referral that you can contact directly.
Additionally, on-line reviews are also helpful. We were thrilled when we saw this recent review on a website regarding our service.
“We hired Lisa for a residential real estate matter. I am also an attorney and handled many real estate closings in my early practice. Lisa is one of the finest attorneys I have encountered in this area of practice.”
Several websites and search engines share reviews of legal professionals. We encourage you to research them when hiring an attorney.
- What is Your Experience?
You want to hire the most experienced attorney to be your advocate. With regards to buying or selling a home, you should be looking for a professional who has vast experience in real estate transactions. For instance, you may want to ask them how many transactions they have closed in the past year. Additionally, it is wise to work with someone who handles the type of transactions with which you are involved. For example, if you are moving into a community with an active HOA, you would want to work with an attorney experienced in this area. If you are closing on a commercial property, you need an attorney with ample business experience and connections.
Finally, consider how long they have been handling cases like yours. Experience does equate to knowledge. They will likely be better equipped to manage any surprises which may occur.
- What is Your Process?
You already know how you best communicate. It is a good idea to gain an understanding of how your attorney does as well. You want to ensure you are a good match. In today’s increasingly technological world, you likely want to be able to review documents electronically. Many of the documents needed for closings can be ordered and delivered on-line; it is important that the professional with whom you work can leverage these services while maintaining the privacy of your important information. Understanding the process ahead of engaging will help you to determine if you and the attorney will work well together.
Welcome to Lisa I. Glassman, PA
At Lisa I. Glassman, PA, we welcome all these questions and more from our prospective clients. An up-front conversation provides us the opportunity to gain the information we need to provide answers to some of the other questions you may have, like costs and timing.
We offer all our prospective clients a free, upfront consultation to gain an understanding of your needs and respond to any concerns.
In short, we are excited to work with you on your real estate transaction. We look forward to providing you unparalleled service that exceeds your expectations.
If you are embarking upon a real estate deal, contact us today to schedule a conference call or Zoom at your convenience.
At Lisa I. Glassman, P.A., we are working from home and can handle all real estate transactions on your behalf. We have worked with buyers and sellers on Florida properties throughout the state. We are leveraging technology to meet with clients and facilitate the process.
If you are in the process of buying or selling property, contact us today at 561-447-6676. We are ready to provide legal advice and answer any questions you may have.
Since 2002, Lisa I. Glassman, PA has been providing outstanding legal counsel throughout South Florida. The firm has offices in Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Aventura and Weston. We skillfully handle Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts Probate matters and Real Estate law for our clients. Since 2002, we have provided outstanding advice and advocacy and will continue to do so.