If you plan to sell your home, you may be looking into which realtor you want to work with. Another thing that you should be doing is deciding which attorney you want on your side. While many people don’t think about needing an attorney for selling a house, the truth is that an attorney can do a lot to protect your interests.
In typical purchases, sellers enter into a brokerage contract with a real estate agent. While there are contracts involved throughout the buying and selling process, having an attorney on your side is the only way to make sure you’re doing all you can to protect your own interests. An attorney can help you avoid contracts with vague or unclear terms, protecting you against having to pay brokerage fees when your property doesn’t sell, for example.
Even if you’re not sure if you want to work with an attorney when you sell your home, you may want to take the time to speak with one. A consultation is typically inexpensive and gives you more insight into whether or not you’d like to work with an attorney when selling your property.
Our website has more information on real estate sales and what you can do to protect your interests as a seller. There are certainly brokerages and buyers who will look to take advantage of you, so it’s always smart to have an attorney look over contracts given to you before you agree to sign them. The right help before signing a contract can save you much time and money later on.