You’ve been looking to sell your home, and you want to make sure the process goes smoothly. One thing you may want to consider is working with a real estate attorney as you put together your contracts and work with potential buyers.
Real estate attorneys negotiate and help with sales transactions (when helping a seller). After your real estate agent establishes the selling price of your home and the terms under which it will be sold, your attorney will review the contract, negotiate repairs or adjustments and help with other terms that may need adjusted. A real estate attorney will attend a closing with your real estate agent, in most cases.
Did you know that there are disclosures you must make when selling a property?
When you’re planning to sell a home or property, you need to make sure that you disclose any problems with it. You don’t necessarily have to make repairs, but you will need to disclose any major issues that could affect the sale. For example, if you have a leak in your home’s roofing, then you can disclose that. It’s up to you and the buyer to decide if that’s something that you or they will repair.
Is it necessary to work with an attorney?
It isn’t necessarily a requirement to work with an attorney, but it’s a good idea to speak with one about any contracts you put together or may sign. Your attorney is there to look out for your best interests.
Our website has more on real estate law and why it’s so important to consider working with an attorney as you consider selling your home.