When you decide to sell your home, you have the choice of working with a real estate agent or doing on your own. Whether you choose to work with an agent or not, partnering with a real estate attorney can help move the process along more quickly and efficiently. This is especially true if you do choose to sell the home without the assistance of an agent.
There are a number of legally binding agreements and documents involved in the home selling process. Some of these include:
- Brokerage Agreement
- Purchase Agreement
- Residential Property Disclosure Form
A real estate attorney will have the knowledge and experience to guide you through these important documents and make sure that all deadlines are met.
One of the most important steps in the home selling – and buying – process is the title search. A title search is required by the home buyer’s bank or loan institute to ensure:
- The seller has the right to sell the property
- There are no restrictions that pertain to the use of land
- There are no liens on the property that must be paid off before the close of the sale
Your lawyer will review the title search and determine any actions that need to be taken before you can sell the home.
The Closing Process
Closing on your home is exciting, but it is also very complex. There are a number of documents that must be prepared beforehand, such as the deed and your closing statement, and all demands met. Having an attorney present at the closing will ensure the sale goes through without a hitch.
Work with a Real Estate Attorney
Daniel Willems has years of experience as a real estate attorney and can help you through the most complicated aspects of home selling process. Request a consultation with Daniel to learn more about how he can help you sell your home!