Buying and selling real estate has become very specialized the last few years. So when looking for a lawyer/notary, make sure it’s a real estate lawyer/notary-one who spends most of the time closing real estate deals.
And don’t wait until after the deal is struck before choosing a lawyer/notary; then you lose the valuable input he or she can provide scrutinizing the offer before your pen hits the paper.
Since a lawyer/notary’s role is part advisor and part confidant, a good rapport with your lawyer/notary is a must.
How can you find a good real estate lawyer/notary?
- Ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers who they’ve used in the past; and get several names from your real estate agent or banker, too.
- Never choose a real estate lawyer/notary just because their fees are the lowest.
- As with any other professional, quality and experience are the key, not just price.