Real estate lawyers are an essential part of your real estate team, as a qualified legal professional can help to represent your best interests, while ensuring that your transaction moves forward in a smooth manner.
A Dade City real estate lawyer can represent you during every phase of your purchase or sale, whether you’re purchasing your first home, to selling your 25th commercial investment property. An attorney can help with many aspects of the transaction, including but not limited to:
- Document preparation and review;
- Negotiating on your behalf;
- Providing recommendations for how to proceed in a more complex transaction;
- Reviewing all documents and contracts prior to signing; and
- Representing you during the closing to ensure that everything is in order.
Real estate purchases and sales involve the transfer of hundreds of thousands of dollars — even millions in some cases — so there is a lot to lose. An attorney can help to guard your best interests throughout the process, working to ensure that all contracts and agreements are both fair and favorable. Your lawyer can also help you to move forward in confidence, knowing that the documents you sign won’t place you in a bad position.
Dade City buyers or sellers can serve many roles during your transaction. In addition to the tasks mentioned above, your lawyer may help to draft new legal documents in cases when the standard legal forms aren’t appropriate for your unique transaction. This is a very vital task because legal documents can be worded in a way that is confusing to the layman. So if the document is drafted by a party who’s less-than-trustworthy, you could end up in a situation where you sign a document that places you at a disadvantage because you didn’t fully understand what you were signing.
To this end, your lawyer will also conduct a thorough review of all documents to ensure that your best interests are protected during the purchase or sale. A Dade City real estate lawyer is familiar with all of the loopholes and other potential problem areas, so they’re well positioned to evaluate these documents from a legal perspective.
A real estate lawyer can also serve as a vital ally if you need to engage in negotiations that extend beyond the typical price negotiations. In fact, some deals rest in the hands of your negotiator, so it’s crucial that you’re represented by someone who can negotiate the best possible terms on your behalf.
One of the most common questions concerns the cost to hire a real estate lawyer. Dade City clients can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand or more, depending upon the nature of the transaction and the complexity of that transaction. There is a large degree of variance in terms of price, so it’s generally best to discuss the topic of legal fees and payment terms during your free consultation session.
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Jhonston & Sasser, P.A*