Real Estate Hiring Qualified Professionals - Sellers
Choosing the right Attorney to represent and guide you is very important.
1. Should perform work in a timely manner- Many Real Estate deals can be lost if the Attorney does not prepare and review Contracts promptly.
- Minimum: Contracts prepared or reviewed within 3 business days
- Better: Contracts prepared or reviewed within 2 business days
- Cory A. Levine, P.C.: Contracts prepared or reviewed within 1 business day
2. Should be an experienced Real Estate Attorney- An experienced Real Estate Attorney will be best at resolving important issues amicably, creating solutions quickly and protecting clients. An experienced Real Estate Attorney's familiarity with the some of the other professionals involved (including the other Attorneys, Lender and Real Estate Agents) is also very helpful. An Attorney who is very active will probably have the strongest relationships.
- Minimum: Experienced in 1,000 real estate closings
- Better: Experienced in 2,000 real estate closings
- Cory A. Levine, Esq.: Experienced in 6,000+ real estate closings
3. Should be a "Transactional" Attorney- A Transaction Attorney will be more focused on amicable solutions. Avoid an Attorney who seems litigious or whose primary source of income is from litigation.
- Cory A. Levine, P.C.: Is a "Transactional" law firm
4. Should discuss issues prior to your appointment to sign Contracts. This way time is saved and you don't have to make another appointment if there are issuesthat the attorney needs to examine. New or forgotten questions can still be asked later but it is best to resolve as much as possible early.
- Cory A. Levine, P.C.: Encourages that all issues be discussed promptly.
5. Should be familiar with the area of the subject property
- Cory A. Levine, P.C.- Frequently performs closings in Putnam, Westchester and Dutchess
6. Should send a copy of the Fully Signed Contracts to your Real Estate Agent. A Real Estate Transaction should be a "team" effort and your Attorney should be willing to work with all of your professionals. The Real Estate Agent is usually instrumental in initiating and structuring the transaction. Having a copy of the Contract helps your Agent to assist you throughout the transaction. This will save time and extra work.
- Cory A. Levine, P.C.: Sends copies of fully signed Contracts to Real Estate Agents promptly
7. Should be properly staffed with professionals who are familiar with Real Estate. Ask if the staff is familiar with Real Estate. Avoid Attorneys who seem understaffed or whose staff will be unable to answer many of your Real Estate questions.
- Cory A. Levine, P.C.- The entire support staff does Real Estate
8. Should encourage you to ask questions and returns phone calls promptly. You should not be expected to be an expert in this field. The right professional will recognize that your questions will lead to a smoother transaction.
- Cory A. Levine, P.C: Strongly encourages questions and returns calls promptly