How to choose the best real estate attorney?

Before you purchase or sell your home, it is essential that you have an attorney that can protect and process your rights legally. Here are some tips on how to select the best real estate attorney to steer your transactions.

Start early – Start your search early with plenty of time to spare before you buy or sell a home. It is a good idea to start your search at least three months before you want to buy or sell a home.

Seek advice – Speak to friends and family and ask them if they know of an excellent real estate attorney. If you are asking your agent for help, remember to consider an attorney who is independent of your agent.

Look for experience – It is vital that you seek a “residential attorney” that is accustomed to handling real estate transactions. You should also check online if your attorney is part of the state’s bar association or the American Bar Association.

Go online – If you have a few attorneys’ in mind, google their names online to understand their background, credentials and business style.

Interview – Speak to a selected few attorneys over the phone and then arrange a face to face meeting to speak to them in person. Ask them about their experience and how many real estate transactions they handle a month. It is also a good idea to ask them to offer you a list of references which you can contact.