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Buying or selling a home? Do you need a real estate attorney?

posted Nov 26, 2015, 5:54 PM by Jerry Douglas   [ updated Nov 27, 2015, 5:08 PM ]
If you are planning on buying or selling your home, one of the first questions you may need to answer is what kind of settlement agent to use.  Can a title company alone meet your needs or do you need an attorney, too?
There are a lot of considerations to take into account, but there are many cases in which having an informed professional who represents your interests is invaluable.  Lawyers are just that. They are experts in the law who protect your interests while navigating through the complicated legal waters of a home sale.  Only an attorney can give you council on legal compliance or legal actions that benefit you.  They are also the only ones who can be your advocate at the negotiating table or with other involved parties, such as banks, mortgage companies, and title companies.  In a life changing decision like buying or selling your home, it is important not to leave complex processes, negotiations, and red tape up to chance.  Hire a trustworthy attorney today, and protect your long term investment and your future.

For more information about hiring legal representation for real estate sales, check out this article from The Virginian Pilot featuring Jerry Mack Douglas, Jr. and other Hampton Roads attorneys.