You don't really need a real estate agent to buy or sell a house. They provide legitimate services, but for-sale-by-owner or through an attorney are increasingly popular options. Regardless of which way you go, an experienced real estate attorney can save you huge amounts of grief and aggravation down the road.
Before choosing that attorney, ask three vital questions:
1. How Much of Your practice is Real Estate Related?
Lots of lawyers have a "door law" practice — they handle whatever comes through the door. For simple cases, this isn't a problem but when challenges arise — and challenges arise frequently! — Do you want the new kids on the block or the chairman of the board? Yeah, the new kids are enthusiastic but 'old blue eyes' has been chart-topping long en