Real Estate

Real Estate Sales that Require a Lawyer

Do you need to use a real estate attorney to help with the sale of your home? These types of attorneys can help with various tasks involved with the sale of the home, and they can be quite helpful. However, only certain states are going to require that you have a real estate attorney when you are selling your home.

These states include:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

In the state of Illinois, you will not need to use a real estate attorney to help with the purchase or sale of your property if you do not want one. However, even though you might not technically need to have a real estate attorney, they can be quite helpful. Let’s look at the benefits they offer and some of the times that it will be helpful to work with one of these attorneys.

Short Sales, Leins, and Joint Sales

Short sales aren’t as easy as the name might suggest. Typically, there are a lot more things to consider if you are allowed by your lender to sell your home for less than you owe.

Attorneys can also help resolve any liens that might’ve been placed on your home, ensuring the property can close.

If it’s a joint sale, where you are selling the home with someone other than your spouse, the attorney can make sure your interests are kept in mind. In these cases, both parties selling the home will want their own attorney.

Inheritances

If you inherit a home, whether you are going to end up keeping the home or not, you need to make sure you understand all of the documentation and requirements that you will be facing. An attorney can go through the ownership documents and make the process easier. This is often helpful in cases of inheritance, as you will likely be grieving the person who has passed.

Find an Attorney for Your Real Estate Needs

Whether you are an inexperienced buyer or a pro at selling, a good lawyer can make your real estate experience even better. We offer a free 30-minute consultation for any new inquiry; let’s get started together.

Contact us today; we’ll walk through your residential or commercial investment together.

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