3 Most Important Questions to Ask a Real Estate Attorney

Posted: January 17, 2019 12:04 pm


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 enough to handle many cases like yours.

2. How Much do your Services Cost?
Real estate attorney fees would be in addition to agent commissions, but remember, the least expensive option is often not the best option. Remember the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
How much will it cost to fix a problem that never arises or settle a contract dispute that never happens? Not one cent!

3. What Can You Do for Me?
Real estate attorneys review contracts and answer questions about Pennsylvania law. Other legal services might include preparing non-standard sale documents (covering needed repairs or other work done before the sale completes), handling existing tenants (if you want to use an apartment for someone else), title and lien searches, zoning or historic registry issues, or, in general terms, recognizing when something is not quite right and fixing it before it holds up your sale or purchase.

Get a Specialist to perform Specialized Work:
Real estate Attorney C. James Vendetti and his team have been doing this for many years. The whole practice is real-estate related.
Fees depend on the specific nature and amount of work you need us to do, but we work hard to keep them as reasonable as possible. (We know you can always find someone cheaper.)
Purchase, refinance or sales contracts; title searches and insurance as well as any extraordinary circumstances that may arise from your home sale or purchase, that’s what we do! Contact us today for a free initial consultation with Erie, Pennsylvania’s, most experienced real estate lawyer. We have a solution waiting for you.