Some buyers and even sellers are reluctant to obtain an attorney to help them in this, which may be the most expensive and most complex deal they will ever make, because they fear it will cost too much. It is much like doing your own surgery because a specialist is just too expensive.
So let’s deal with the cost up front. This country has many attorneys in all states. Some of these professionals handle real estate transactions as a routine manner, and in the past there have been many of these transactions to handle. The attorneys who routinely work with real estate can usually quote you a fair price for their work. It is usual for a potential client to call several attorneys to ask about the attorney’s experience with real estate transactions, what the charges will be for his or her particular case, and what exactly the attorney does for that amount. Attorneys do not do real estate closings for free; like you, attorneys must work for a living.
If you do not know of an attorney who handles real estate transactions, ask your real estate agent, your insurance agent, your banker, the mortgage company, or your friends. If you still cannot find an attorney, call the local bar association for a referral.
It is said that real estate attorneys are worth every penny to the buyer in the case where the home sale has problems.