Every day we are asked by clients, “Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?” the answer is always yes. Recently we highlighted a blog post that discusses that very topic. Please feel free to read the Top 10 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Attorney when buying a new home. Now that you understand the reasons why it is critically important to be represented by an experienced real estate attorney, let’s get into how to hire one.
How to Hire a Real Estate Attorney
What makes a good real estate attorney and how do you choose the right one? This blog post will answer the question by highlighting the qualities you should look for when interviewing your potential attorney. That’s right, interview your potential attorney! They will be working for you, you need to know that the attorney you choose understands you and will devote the time necessary to provide a personalized legal strategy.
Here is a of the best questions to ask a Real Estate Attorney:
- Your Attorney Needs to be Experienced
- Your Attorney Needs to be Caring and Empathetic
- Your Attorney Needs to be Responsive with Great Communication
- Your Attorney Needs to be Aggressive when Necessary
- Your Attorney Needs to Have Great Research and Investigation Skills
- Your Attorney Needs to Understand Florida Real Estate Laws
We recommend asking your potential attorney a few questions to get to know them better:
- How long have you practiced real estate law?
- Have you handled transactions like mine before?
- What differentiates you from other attorneys?
- What will give me the best chance of getting maximum value for my transaction?
- What can we do as a team to get my transaction going in a positive direction?
- Do you have a support staff or is it just you handling my transaction?
What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?
Over the past few decades, real estate law has become increasingly complex. As experienced real estate attorneys, we know that when it comes to real estate matters and land ownership, there will be hurdles and roadblocks. We are here to help you through these issues and guide you on your path to success.
Our real estate attorneys are here to assist with your legal needs including:
- Buyer Representation
- Seller Representation
- Closings and Title Insurance
- Construction Loans
- Reverse Mortgages
- Commercial Property Closings
- Residential Property Closings
- Commercial Refinancing
- Residential Refinancing
- Real Estate Disputes
What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do for a Seller?
How can a seller use a real estate lawyer in Florida? Selling a home in Florida can be different than selling a home in various other states, due to varying laws and procedures. As experienced real estate attorneys, Rodriguez-Albizu Law ensures that your rights as the seller are protected throughout the entire transaction.
Our attorneys will assist you in avoiding any pitfalls throughout the sales process including:
- Distressed Property
- Home Inspection
Our experience allows us to foresee potential issues that could derail a sale. We are here with you every step of the way to get maximum value out of your property.
What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do for a Buyer?
How can a buyer use a real estate lawyer in Florida? Often times the largest investment a person makes in their lifetime is the purchase of a home or commercial property. A buyer is putting a lot on the line with any real estate purchase and the details matter. That’s just one reason to hire an experienced real estate lawyer. From reviewing title documents to preparing sales and purchase agreements to evaluating mortgage materials, real estate lawyers can help buyers of any property.
We know that commercial and residential real estate disputes can arise from numerous issues. As experienced real estate attorneys, we have experience with the following:
- Boundary Disputes
- Contract Disputes
- Neighbor Disputes
- Property Defects not Disclosed
- Property Rights
- Title Defects
We understand how important it is to own a home or commercial property; there is an emotional attachment to it. We will be there to help you through these issues and guide you on your path to property ownership. Having an experienced law firm on your side is the difference between feeling overwhelmed and feeling confident. We are your trusted ally and will advocate on your behalf to ensure you are protected.