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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Feb 7, 2017

Buying and selling a home is one of the largest transactions most people make in their lifetime. With so much money at stake, it’s always smart to have the best advisors on hand. Having a real estate lawyer to help you sell your home can have many benefits.

When Should You Hire a Real Estate Lawyer?

Knowing whether you should hire a real estate lawyer to sell your property isn’t always black and white. There are a few circumstances that can be more complicated than others, and would be a lot easier with a lawyer on your side. Below are circumstances in which you should seriously consider hiring a real estate lawyer:

  • If the property you are selling is in some state of distress
  • If you are the heir or executor of a property whose owner is now deceased
  • If you are selling a house with a non-cooperative partner
  • If you have a gut feeling that something could  go wrong based on knowledge you have about the property

If you are feeling unsure about a real estate process, hiring a lawyer can give you peace of mind, and ensure that everything goes as planned.

What Do Real Estate Lawyers Do?

A real estate lawyer can review any offer you make or receive. They also make sure that your rights are protected and your duties clearly defined. If you do decide to hire a lawyer to help sell your house, be sure to hire someone who is qualified, experienced and insure. A good lawyer can help you with:

  • Buying and selling property
  • Deed transfers
  • Boundary disputes
  • Easements
  • Quiet title actions
  • Foreclosures and loan modifications
  • Landlord/tenant issues like evictions, lease drafting and review, habitability problems and housing discrimination
  • Other real estate-related legal matter
  • Reviewing the binder and reviewing or preparing the purchase and sale agreement, including negotiating its terms
  • Preparing the deed and power of attorney if necessary
  • Dealing with title issues as they arise and helping correct them
  • Attending the closing and reviewing all the papers you will be required to sign
  • Arranging for transfer of security deposits
  • Arranging for insurance certificates if needed