Spring is in full bloom on the North Shore. The trees are green again and pollen abounds. “Open House” and “For Sale” signs grace the lawns of homes in Reading, Wakefield, Lynnfield, Peabody, Lynn and across the North Shore. Spring is a great time for Buyers and Sellers. A green lawn and blooming flowers help draw Buyers’ eyes and may enhance a home’s value. Whether buying or selling a home, having a lawyer on your side from the beginning can help the process go smoothly. Real estate closings are just one instance where buyers and sellers alike may want to consider hiring an attorney.
Navigating an offer to purchase and then a purchase and sale agreement and finally the real estate closing can have challenges. For one thing, paperwork with complex terms and forms can be confusing. Negotiating the terms of the offer before signing anything, may prove very important. Purchasing a home is a big investment; make sure you are protecting your investment from the beginning. Closings can be particularly challenging if there are issues that arise from the title examination or the home inspection. If you are unsure if you should handle a closing on your own, the best solution would be to hire an attorney to represent your interests and handle the details.
When it comes to getting answers to questions about a possible real estate transaction, it is invaluable to ask a lawyer who specializes in real estate. You wouldn’t ask your local supermarket manager a question about a healthcare concern nor would you ask your doctor if the supermarket fish special is fresh! Why then would you ask anyone other than a real estate lawyer a question about a real estate transaction? Finding the real estate attorney may be a critical part of purchasing or selling a home. Buying a home is a significant investment of both time and money and can be worrying for first-time home buyers and more experienced buyers and sellers. Even if you have a family lawyer or a close friend that is a lawyer, it is important that you consider hiring an experienced real estate attorney to represent you for a sale, purchase or refi and to better protect your rights and interests.